Stirling Aquaculture scoops prestigious Queen’s award

University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture (IoA) is to receive the United Kingdom’s most prestigious academic honor – the Queen’s Anniversary Prize.

Introduced in 1994, the accolade recognizes outstanding work that shows quality and innovation, and delivers real benefit to the wider world through education and training. It is part of the U.K. honors system, with prizes granted every two years.

The IoA was announced as a recipient during a special reception at St James’s Palace, London, and will be officially presented by senior members of the Royal Family at Buckingham Palace in February.

“Our experts are working to tackle global problems of food security, hunger,and sustainability through aquaculture – and have a global reputation for teaching, world-class research, technological innovation, and consultancy within the sector. This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team in the institute, as well as within the wider university,” Professor Gerry McCormac, principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Stirling, said. “The honor also reflects the university’s vision to be recognized across the world as a leader that addresses the needs of society through innovative interdisciplinary research, learning, and teaching of the highest quality.”

Next year, IoA will mark its 40th anniversary with a major redevelopment of its facilities.  


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