Queen's Anniversary Prize

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The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education are a biennially awarded series of prizes awarded to Universities and Colleges in the further and higher education sectors within the United Kingdom. Uniquely it forms part of the British honours system, to date rounds have occurred in 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013.

History[edit]

The prize is awarded by the Royal Anniversary Trust, a registered charity founded in 1990 to develop a program to mark 1992 as the 40th year of Elizabeth II's reign as British monarch. The program had these four goals:

  • celebrate the anniversary
  • establish an educational award
  • promote cultural awareness of the development of the United Kingdom's constitutional monarchy
  • to promote commerce, industry, and the advancement of education

The educational award which the Royal Anniversary Trust established was the Queen's Anniversary Prize.[1]

Prize winners[edit]

1994[edit]

category winning institution winning department or division rationale external link to winner
Engineering & Technology Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh Petroleum Engineering UK's leading academic and research department in its field http://www.pet.hw.ac.uk
Environment Imperial College of Science school of Technology & Medicine Centre for Environmental Technology leading player in the development of an Master of science degree for environmental management http://www.env.ic.ac.uk/ICCET
Engineering & Technology Loughborough University partnership with the aerospace industry http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/el/programmes/systems
Medicine, Health & Welfare Luton Sixth Form College encouraging student volunteer involvement in health education, especially for HIV prevention http://www.lutonsfc.ac.uk/lsfcweb
the arts Royal College of Art promoting manufacturing design for the needs of senior citizens http://www.hhrc.rca.ac.uk/programmes/designage/index.html

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royal Anniversary Trust - History". Royal Anniversary Trust. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 

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