Welcome to the Education Awards

Recognising excellence in the third level education sector in Ireland.

Launched in 2017, the Education Awards is the long-standing platform for recognising, encouraging and celebrating excellence in the third-level education sector in Ireland from both State and privately funded institutions.


After a hugely successful 2020 event, we are delighted to announce the launch of the 2021 Education Awards.

Taking place in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday, April 15th, the 2021 awards is set be another unmissable occasion.

Since the last ceremony much has changed due to the pandemic and so we have adjusted our event format to reflect the times we are in.

New Hybrid Event Format

The 2021 awards will be delivered as a Hybrid Event where we will have a selection of entrants in a live forum event plus a wonderfully interactive and immersive online broadcast of the event.

We have lots of innovations and new features to reveal in the coming weeks. Watch this space!


In the meantime, we invite you to take part in this celebration by entering one of our award categories today!


Wide Range of Categories


The award categories are designed to highlight the key areas that impact upon student performance and provide opportunities for educational institutions, their employees and contributors to have their achievements recognised across the various important facets of their operations.


We have updated our category criteria to reflect the times we are in and we have introduced three new award categories: Best MBA Programme, COVID Crisis Response Award, and International Engagement Award.


As ever the awards are completely free to enter and the deadline for submissions is January 13th.


To find out more about how the Education Awards 2021 will benefit you and your organisation, please contact Fiona today on +353 (0)1 685 4317 or email team@educationawards.ie.

Platinum Sponsor

Air Products


Amárach Research

Communications Partner

The Irish Times

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