Welcome to the International Federation of National Teaching Fellows

The IFNTF in Brief

The International Federation of National Teaching Fellows (IFNTF), established in 2016, is an independent organisation of the world's award winning higher education teachers: teachers who have gained national recognition and award for their excellence in learning and teaching.

The IFNTF aims to unite award-winning HE teachers to share best practices and to develop evidence-based pedagogy.

The IFNTF was launched at the House of Lords, UK parliament, London, in September 2016. The launch was kindly hosted by Baroness Rennie Fritchie, DBE and was sponsored by the University of Southampton.

IFNTF members represent a number of countries, for example Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and all members aim to work in partnership with students wherever possible to advance excellence in learning and teaching in higher education.

The IFNTF is governed by an Executive Committee.

The IFNTF is proud to be sponsored by Ede and Ravenscroft - our Gold sponsor.

The IFNTF is a non-for-profit organisation; membership is free.


To bring together award-winning teachers from across the world for the global advancement of excellence in learning and teaching in higher education.

Core Aims

  • to foster international collaboration between post-secondary teachers on projects and initiatives
  • to advocate for the importance of excellence in teaching in higher education
  • to develop innovative evidence-based pedagogy and related scholarship and research
  • to recognise and reward excellence in teaching worldwide
  • to bring together outstanding students as International Student Fellows
  • to work collaboratively with teaching and learning organizations and societies
  • to advise on the development of National Teaching Fellowship schemes
  • to host an annual international symposium bringing colleagues together from around the world
  • to support IFNTFs to develop regional and national strategies aligned with the aims of the organisation