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The University of Strathclyde collected a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace. Strathclyde was selected as a winner for its excellence in energy innovation.
Strathclyde’s Principal & Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Jim McDonald said: “This award is a tremendous honour and an endorsement at the very highest level of our achievements as a leading international technological university.
“A safe, secure and reliable energy supply is essential to any well-functioning society. Our research and industrial partnerships are at the forefront of ensuring the energy sector, and the policy regulating it, is able to meet increasing demand and to adapt to the major imperatives of climate change.
“However, such a supply should not be taken for granted and energy continues to present significant challenges in many parts of the world. We work in partnership with communities overseas to support the development of energy provision to underpin education, health care and overall quality of life.
“The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is among the greatest accolades a higher education institution in the UK can be awarded and we are proud to receive it as recognition of our extensive work in energy innovation.”
Strathclyde is a long-standing leader in energy research, with more than 250 researchers working at any given time on energy systems innovations and more than 300 PhD graduates over the past decade with expertise in the field. The University also has a roster of spinout companies making valuable contributions to the enhancement of energy provision and it plays a prominent role in informing energy policy.
Strathclyde was also named as the 2019 Times Higher Education Awards University of the Year and Scottish University of the Year in the 2020 Sunday Times Good University Guide.
Much of Strathclyde’s energy research takes place in the University’s Technology and Innovation Centre, which is sited in the Glasgow City Innovation District. The District is transforming the way academia, business and industry collaborate to bring competitive advantage to Scotland.
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