University of Aberdeen receives royal award for health research

Sir Ian Diamond receives the award from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

A city university has received the highest national honour at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace.

The University of Aberdeen was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

The prize has been recognising universities and colleges since 1994 for their outstanding excellence and innovation.

The University of Aberdeen was awarded the prize in December after submitting its entry in 2016, and officially received it during a ceremony this week.

The Queen’s Anniversary Prize was given to the city university for its world-leading research into health services over the last 40 years.

Professor Sir Ian Diamond, principal of the University of Aberdeen, said: “We are incredibly proud to have the achievements of the Health Services Research Unit and the Health Economics Research Unit recognised with this prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize.”