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The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education

The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education are the UK’s most prestigious form of national recognition open to a UK academic or vocational institution. The University of Surrey has been awarded this prize four times.

Food and nutrition for health (2017)

The University of Surrey has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its teaching and research in food and nutrition.

Our Department of Nutritional Sciences and Food and Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre have proven themselves to be a centre of excellence, with pioneering research in obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, vitamin D, iodine and food labelling. Find out more.

Safe drinking water and sanitation (2011)

The University of Surrey was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2011 for its wide-ranging and global work improving access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

The University has been working towards the provision of safe water for more than 30 years. It has amassed unique and priceless experiences and expertise, developing a reputation for excellence in research and practice among fellow academics, governments and disaster relief NGOs.

We are a designated World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for the protection of water quality and human health.

Find out more about the Centre for Osmosis Research and Applications.

Ion beams and optoelectronic devices (2002)

The University of Surrey was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2002 for pioneering the use of ion beams to analyse important technology problems in the context of health care, the environment and the durability of building materials, as well as in electronic materials.

Find out more about the Ion Beam Centre.

Engineering for the space industry (1996)

The University of Surrey was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 1996 for placing Britain at the forefront of developing satellite technology.

Find out more about Surrey Space Centre.