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

The IFNTF Logo

The IFNTF thanks Jake Thompson for designing the IFNTF logo. Jake was a final year BA(Hons) Graphic Design student at the University of Salford, UK.

The IFNTF also thanks Jake's Graphic Design colleagues who also created some great designs as the proposed logo. Their creativity and professionalism is much appreciated.

Students working with the IFNTF

We are delighted and proud to work with students across the globe. A number of students have worked with us in the organisation of the IFNTF and its activities.

We thank the students at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for their help and support in the organisation of the IFNTF World Summit in 2019 – and particularly those students that provided great presentations at the event.

The Committee also thanks the following students who were proactive in the establishment of the IFNTF: Nicholas Godsoe, Elizabeth M. Hernandez Lopez, Abdulsalam Almanthari and Piper Riley Thompson.

  • Nicholas Godsoe

    Nicholas was a student at University of Toronto, Canada when he worked with the IFNTF in 2016. Nicholas Godsoe is an active performer, researcher and teacher from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

  • Jake Thompson

    Jake Thompson is a graduate of the University of Salford, UK

    Jake created the IFNTF logo when he was studying BA (Hons) Graphic Design at the University of Salford in Manchester, UK.

  • Elizabeth M. Hernandez Lopez

    Elizabeth was studying for her PhD in Education at the University of Southampton, UK when she played a key role in the organisation of the IFNTF launch event at the Houses of Parliament, UK, in 2016.

  • Abdulsalam Almanthari

    Abdulsalam was a PhD research student at the Southampton Education School, University of Southampton, UK, when he was involved in the organisation of the IFNTF launch event at the Houses of Parliament, UK, in 2016 and the inaugural IFNTF World Summit in Birmingham, UK, in 2017.

  • Piper Riley Thompson

    Piper was a law student at the University of Windsor. She has undertaken leadership roles within her school community and beyond.