University of Stirling wins the UK’s highest academic honour

November 25, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Aquaculture News,News-Global

The University of Stirling’s world-leading Institute of Aquaculture is to receive the UK’s most prestigious academic honour – the Queen’s Anniversary Prize.

The distinguished accolade – part of the UK honours system – was announced during a special reception at St James’s Palace this evening [November 21] and will be officially presented by senior members of the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace in February.

Introduced in 1994, the Queen’s Anniversary Prize – the highest national honour awarded in UK further and higher education – recognises outstanding work that shows quality and innovation, and delivers real benefit to the wider world through education and training. This is the second time that Stirling has won the award – with the Institute for Social Marketing presented it in 2014.

The latest recognition celebrates the Institute of Aquaculture (IoA) and its pioneering work in the world’s fastest-growing food production sector in a bid to tackle global hunger. It is a timely announcement – as the IoA prepares to mark its 40th anniversary next year with a major redevelopment of its facilities, funded under the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal.