Imperial shortlisted for two THE Awards
13 October 2010
Imperial has been shortlisted in two categories in this year’s Times Higher Education Awards – for Entrepreneurial University of the Year and Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers. The winners will be announced on 25 November at a ceremony in London.
Entrepreneurial University of the Year
Imperial’s enterprise culture has been recognised for delivering internationally excellent entrepreneurship research and developing award-winning new ventures.
Commenting on the nomination, Edward Astle, Pro Rector (Enterprise), said: “Innovation has been at the heart of Imperial’s mission since its founding in 1907. Entrepreneurship is the key to innovation and I am delighted that the College’s activities in this area have been recognised. The College strives to stimulate an enterprise culture at every level and in each faculty.”
Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers
Imperial’s second nomination is for Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers. This recognises the College’s activities in supporting postdoc researchers from across the College, and in particular Imperial’s Postdoc Development Centre.
“Postdoctoral researchers at Imperial make an enormous contribution to the research, teaching and diverse academic life of the College,” said Professor Julia Buckingham, Pro Rector (Education and Academic Services). “Our Postdoc Development Centre provides support to postdocs at a crucial stage in their careers and the College is committed to providing development opportunities to propel them to further successes.”
—Simon Watts, Communications and Development