The Accounting Research Institute (ARI) was nominated by the organiser, Cambridge IF Analytica, a UK-based Data Warehouse to participate in a global competition, to receive the 3G Awards 2017 along with three other international universities within the OIC countries. A "voting system" was set up by the organiser and participating nominees are allowed to "invite" their members and friends to take part in the voting process. At the final count, ARI won the competition and was invited to receive the award at an event held at the Fairmont The Palm Hotel, in Dubai, UAE on 24th April 2017. Basically, the award "3G Excellence in Higher Education 2017" was in recognition of ARI's research and training works in corporate governance, corporate integrity and risk management. As a Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HICoE), ARI is driving research and innovation in these areas. The event in Dubai was attended by award recipients, business organisations, law enforcement agencies and business owners. ARI was represented by its Director, Professor Dr Normah Omar, Deputy Director Associate Professor Dr Jamaliah Said, Research fellows Professor Ruhaya Atan and Dr Norazida Mohamed. Congratulations ARIANs for job well done.