The XJTLU National University Teaching Innovation Award was set up by the Institute of Leadership and Education Advancement Development at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University to discover and reward teachers in higher education who adopt a student-oriented approach to their teaching. They are the people promoting the revolution of higher education in China.
The award recognises those who are spreading the concept of student-centred learning in order to establish a platform from which those dedicated to innovation in teaching can communicate, share experience and learn from each other. Entrants’ video submissions will be subject to a public vote and winners will be announced at a ceremony held on 20 May 2017 at XJTLU.
Who can enter
The awards are open to individual teaching staff, or groups, working on teaching-related activities, at universities in China. Entrants with no responsibility for teaching are not eligible to enter.
- One winner of the Annual Innovative Teaching Award will receive RMB 50,000 as well as a certificate. In addition, he or she will be employed as a researcher or lecturer in ILEAD.
- Three second prize winners will each receive RMB 30,000 as well as a certificate. In addition, they will also be employed as researchers or lecturers in ILEAD.
- Fifteen third prize winners will receive RMB 2,000 and certificates, and will also have the opportunity to be employed as researchers or lecturers in ILEAD.
- One nominee will be awarded a special prize for participants from Sino-foreign cooperation institutions and will win RMB 30,000 as well as a certificate. In addition, they will also be employed as researchers or lecturers in ILEAD.
To encourage the contribution to, and support for, innovation in teaching, an organisational prize will be awarded to a winning organisation with more than 10 teaching staff. The organisation will be honoured with a certificate and formal thanks in award-related publications.
Successful nominees will be invited to attend the 2017 Annual Conference of Higher Education Innovation as well as the award ceremony for the XJTLU National University Teaching Innovation Award. The sponsor will cover accommodation and food costs, as well as the entrance fee for entrants to individual and organisational prizes. Other candidates will enjoy a discount on entrance fees.
|Process||From (date)||Deadline (date)|
|Registration and submission||8 August 2016||16 December 2016|
8 August 2016
|30 December 2016|
|Panel evaluation (through email)||
30 December 2016
|12 February 2017|
30 December 2016
12 February 2017
|Review||13 February 2017||27 February 2017|
27 February 2017
|28 April 2017|
|Onsite presentation||19 May 2017|
|Award ceremony||20 May 2017|
Follow the link to the online registration form and fill in your information.
We will confirm your eligibility to enter and registration within two working days of receiving your information. Please be sure to check your eligibility to enter in the 'Who can enter' information at the top of this page.
Download the guidance on the 2017 National Teaching Innovation Award.
Telephone: +86 (0)512 8816 1211
Address: Room 1231, 12th floor, Central Building, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 111 Ren'Ai Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, PRC.
The 2016 XJTLU National University Teaching Innovation Award attracted applications from around China, with 60 teaching staff and groups from 23 universities entering, including East China University of Science and Technology, China University Of Petroleum, Southwest Jiaotong University, Xi'an Jiaotong University and XJTLU.
After a public vote, panel review and presentation, 20 candidates won individual prizes while four organisations were honoured. Xi Wan from Chongqing University of Science and Technology was awarded the Annual Teaching Innovation Prize, while Bing Chen and Haining Liang from XJTLU, Zhipan Lin from Gengdan Institute, Beijing University of Technology, and Sam Yu from the School of Overseas Education, Soochow University, were presented nomination prizes. Xi’an Jiaotong University, East China University of Science and Technology and Southwest Jiaotong University were given organisational prizes.