QS Reimagine Education Award winners 2023

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In its 10th year, the QS Reimagine Education continues to be the ultimate gathering for the innovators pioneering the transformation of education. In 2023, we hosted the event in Abu Dhabi, supported by Khalifa University, and welcomed delegates in person and virtually.  

Alongside an exciting conference agenda which saw Directors, Vice-Presidents, Chief Learning Officers, CEOs and Deans share their insights, we also celebrated educational achievement. The QS Reimagine Education Awards recognise the exceptional efforts of educators, institutions, and Edtech start-ups in preparing learners for the challenges of the future. 

We are delighted to detail the full winners of the QS Reimagine Education Awards. 

The QS Reimagine Education Award winners 2023 

Education Winner 

Purpose Learning with IMPACT Labs | Taylor’s University, Malaysia 

Establishing 13 IMPACT Labs aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to accelerate sustainability education. 

Taylor’s University will receive a USD$25,000 cash prize. 

Edtech Winner 

LabXchange, United States of America 

Launched in 2020 at Harvard University, the collaborative digital platform aims to give everyone the opportunity to chart a path in science, for free.  

LabXchange will receive Google Cloud credits worth USD$25,000, sponsored by Google Cloud.

Reflecting on the decade-long journey, QS President Nunzio Quacquarelli said, “The community of #Reimaginers we have fostered for the past ten years is a testament to the enduring spirit of educational innovation. This initiative, co-founded with my colleague and mentor, Jerry Wind of The Wharton School, has evolved into a formidable global movement. Our awards have cast a spotlight on projects that, with recognition, have secured funding and achieved growth. Each year, the conference sparks new collaborations and uncovers new partnership opportunities.”

Access, Diversity, & Inclusion Award 

Award levelOrganisation Project name 
GoldCurtin University Empowering Neurodiverse Adolescents 
Silver Special Olympics Global Center for Inclusion in Education Framework for an Inclusive Society 
BronzeKnow One Teach One KOTO’s Holistic Hospitality Vocational Training Program 

AI in Education Award  

Award levelOrganisation Project name 
GoldDuolingo The Duolingo English Test 
Silver Cathoven Cathoven Language Hub 
BronzeSTEMpedia (Agilo Research Private Ltd) STEMpedia, Catering AI Education for 21st-Century Skills 

Best use of Generative AI 

Award levelOrganisationProject name
GoldCartedo TedoSim – AI powered Simulation-based learning platform for career readiness 
Gen AI Driven Access to Research for Mainstream Learners 
Silver University of Waterloo WatSPEED Simulated experiential clinical training 
BronzeInternational Institute for Management Development OWP+GPT :  AI-powered executive development  

Blended and Presence Learning Award

Award levelOrganisationProject name
GoldSingapore Management University Statistics For Social Impact 
Silver The Chinese University of Hong Kong Empowering Hong Kong’s Educators 
BronzeAustralian Catholic University ACU Thrive – First-year success learning model 

Breakthrough Technology Innovation in Education Award 

Award levelOrganisationProject name
Gold SOQQLE HONG KONG LIMITED Bridging Virtuality and Reality for Immersive Learning 
Silver  Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) DON ::: the vest and ASSIMILATE EXCELLENCE 
BronzeStackle Stackle – Active Learning Platform, Stackle 

Developing Emerging Skills and Competencies Award 

Award levelOrganisationProject name
GoldSTEM Punks Innovation Sports, STEM Punks 
Silver The University of Hong Kong Transdisciplinarity for Future Readiness 
Bronze The Australian National University Cybernetics for Societal Transformations 
Bronze Nirmal Hriday Education Society  Democratize AI in Education in India 

E-Learning Award 

Award levelOrganisationProject name
GoldLabXchange LabXchange 
Silver GoSkills GoSkills LMS: The All-In-One E-Learning Solution  
Bronze Educational Initiatives Ei Mindspark, Educational Initiatives 
Bronze ABA English A New Approach to English Blended Learning 

Immersive Experiential Learning Award 

Award levelOrganisationProject name
GoldRMIT University VR roleplay to foster interpersonal skills  
Silver  Startup Wars, Inc. The Entrepreneurship Simulation Platform, 
Bronze National University of Singapore  Exploring the World Beyond with 360imx VR Field Trips 
Bronze VinUniversity VinHeritage Metaverse 

Innovation in Business Education Award 

Award levelOrganisationProject name
GoldTecnológico de Monterrey Tech-Driven Entrepreneurship 
Silver  Griffith University The art of values-centred education 
Bronze IMD IMD SPRINT for Business Mastery and Transformation 

Learning Assessment Award 

Award levelOrganisationProject name
GoldSMARTAIL PVT LTD AI Grading of Assessments 
Silver  Educational Initiatives Ei ASSET, Educational Initiatives 
Bronze MaivenPoint,  an AvePoint Company Examena 

Lifelong Learning Award 

Award levelOrganisationProject name
GoldDreami Scalable Mentorship 
Silver  Delft University of Technology Medical Technology portfolio 
Bronze Birla Institute of Technology and Science,  Pilani BITS Pilan Work Integrated Learning Programmes 

Nurturing Employability Award 

Award levelOrganisationProject name
GoldInStride InSkillingTM by InStride 
Silver  Riipen Level UP, Riipen 
Bronze Zayed University Active Learning @ College of Interdisciplinary Studies 

Nurturing Values and Ethics Award 

Award levelOrganisationProject name
GoldAustralian National University Rights, Relationships and Respect 
Silver  Education for Sharing (E4S) Global Citizenship 
Bronze Pro-Educa Sinaloa IAP Guidance for kids affected by organized crime 

Nurturing Wellbeing and Purpose Award 

Award levelOrganisationProject name
GoldNanyang Technological University Wellbeing Community of Practice (CoP) 
Silver  Curtin University Online mental health programs for students 
Bronze Indian Institute of Technology,  Madras Personal & Professional Development – A Curricular Intervention 

Science of Learning Award 

Award levelOrganisationProject name
GoldCOGx Developing Sophisticated Learners, COGx 
Silver  Deakin University Address Real-World Business Challenges 
Bronze Genius Education Zambia Genius Education Zambia 
Bronze  IE University Refugee Camp Simulation for Crisis Preparedness and Response 

Sustainability Education Award 

Award levelOrganisationProject name
GoldTaylor’s University, Malaysia Taylor’s Purpose Learning with Impact Labs 
Silver  The Ocean Race Generation Ocean 
Bronze FACENS University Smart Forests 
Bronze Coventry University ACES – A Community-Centred Educational Model  

The Power of Partnerships Award 

Award levelOrganisationProject name
GoldUniversity of Waterloo Partners for Prosperity, University of Waterloo 
Silver  Singapore Management University  Project-based Experiential Learning (INDEX) 
Bronze The University of Hong Kong Students as Co-Designers –LKS Faculty of Medicine 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

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