The recognition celebrates the 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.
Professor Stead said: “We are absolutely delighted that the University of Stirling has received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, in recognition of the work of our Institute of Aquaculture. This reflects the collaborative and interdisciplinary work our team has taken over the past 40 years – with governments, regulatory bodies, industry, fish farmers and supply chains – to tackle global problems of food security, hunger and sustainability.
“Over the coming years, with investment through the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, we will build upon these successes and further enhance our research and teaching offering to ensure that the Institute of Aquaculture remains a global leader in its field.”
The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is managed by The Royal Anniversary Trust, established to create a national programme of educational activities and other events marking the 40th anniversary of The Queen’s accession in 1992, and in appreciation of her many years of service as Head of State.
The Prize caps a successful period for the University of Stirling, after being named UK Sports University of the Year 2020.
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