Nanyang Education Award

Formerly known as the “Teacher of the Year Award” and “Nanyang Award for Excellence in Teaching”, this Award was renamed “Nanyang Education Award” in 2013, and was expanded into a multi-tier award scheme that elevates teaching recognition at higher levels within Colleges and in the University. There are now three levels of the Award (School, College, and University) and three special distinctions (gold, silver, bronze).

NEA TEA Educator of the Year Chow
NTU NEA University Award Ho

The Nanyang Education Award (University) is the highest honour conferred by the University to faculty members in the field of teaching. It is presented annually by the President of the University. The Award recognises the dedication and achievements of faculty members who display excellent teaching practices and who enrich the learning experiences of NTU undergraduate/graduate students and NIE Trainee Teachers through their deep passion and genuine concern for their students.

NEA (School) awardees can be nominated for the NEA (College) Award, and NEA (College) awardees can be nominated for NEA (University) Award. For the NEA (University) Award, each College should submit one nomination from among its College winners. All NEA awardees at the College and University levels become Fellows of the Teaching Excellence Academy.

The NEA Policy document can be found on the intranet.

 Nomination & Selection Timeline
Beginning September (current year)
Call for nominations for NEA (University)
End December (current year)
Close of nominations​
Beginning January (following year)
*Submission of Dossiers to TEA Secretariat
February (following year)
Interview of Award Nominees by University Education Award Committee
March (following year)
Selection of NEA (University) winners

*Nominations and Dossiers should be submitted to the TEA Secretariat:

For more information on the Teaching Excellence Academy (TEA), Academy Fellows, or past recipients of the Nanyang Education Award (University), click on the links below.