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The award will honor scholars who have demonstrated distinct accomplishments, professionalism, and dedication to the area of higher education in any discipline across East African universities. The HEA-EA will have the supremacy to select and award according to ethics set.

This award will go to the business school demonstrating the most outstanding overall performance in equipping graduates with not only business skills but most importantly the art of translating the acquired knowledge into businesses in their respective societies during the 2018-19 academic year. The award will also look at how nominees have forged different business partnerships and consequently their results on the wellbeing of their establishment, the communities they serve and the east African economy at large. It is open to all business schools in the East Africa, including those situated within universities and those in the private sector.

Qualities we will be looking for in submissions will include:
• Evidence showing how the school’s work has impacted on business and/or society more generally
• Evidence of how the school has built partnerships with the business community and other organizations to bring benefits to both sides
• Evidence showing why you stand out from the crowd in this most competitive of marketplaces.
• Evidence of exceptional performance against specific indicators such as innovation, teaching, research, student experience, alumni relations and development Judges will be looking for bold and creative strategies and initiatives that have helped the school to improve and flourish in the year in question.

This award will go to the most imaginative and innovative project that promotes diversity and encourages people from traditional backgrounds to enter higher education or extends the reach of the institution to new areas of activity. It is open to individuals, departments or institutions in the east African region.

Applicants must be able to
• Describe the background to and context of your widening – participation or outreach initiative.
• How was it rolled out?
• What were the results? Provide evidence of demonstrable progress or success, including impact on student recruitment.
• How does your initiative differ from standard practice in the sector? Is it transferable as an example of good practice?

The award will recognize universities and higher institutions of learning for their achievement in finding powerful answers to important local, regional challenges and beyond, as well as to raise awareness of the importance of pioneering, and promoting arts and most importantly to encourage innovations in higher education across the East African spectrum.
The award is open to universities and higher learning institutions across east Africa.

Applicants must be able to:
• Demonstrate the best practice in implementing and assessing innovative programs or services, irrespective of resources needed;
• Use innovative and substantive solutions to achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes to improve the lives of others and create systemic large-scale change
• Have a sustained model program or service that both demonstrates transformative results.
• Describe the background to and context of your entry. Does the entry represent a new effort to establish a reputation in the arts, or does it further an already strong position in the field?
• Explain the nature of your excellence or innovation has led to large scale transformative change?
• Describe the impact of your work. Provide evidence of demonstrable progress or success.
• Outline any collaborative or interdisciplinary element to your work? If so, please tell us about it.
• Please note: this award will focus on projects and approaches to the promotion of the arts and outstanding research in this fiel