Queen's Anniversary Prize
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.
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.
- "Royal Anniversary Trust - History". Royal Anniversary Trust. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
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