The new Shaping Australia Awards recognise university achievements in teaching, research and community service. Presented by Universities Australia in partnership with The Australian, the awards are in three categories.
• The Future Builder Award for teaching recognises an individual or a team that has gone over and above to equip their students with the knowledge and skills they need to make a positive impact in the world.
• The Problem Solver Award for research recognises an individual or a team's work, research or otherwise, that has changed or has the potential to change the lives of Australians for the better.
• The Community Champion Award for community service recognises an individual, team or university with strong links to its community and the people who call it home, not just those who attend the institution.
Submissions from individuals and teams in Australian universities are now open and will close on November 20. Australians will be able to get behind their favourite entries when People's Choice voting in each of the three categories starts on November 22.
Further information and entry criteria are at: shapingaustraliaawards.com.au