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Award for Scots university

A Scottish university has been named as the UK's university of the year in the Times Higher Education Awards.

Strathclyde University claimed the title at a ceremony in London ahead of five other shortlisted institutions.

The judges described Strathclyde as a "bold, imaginative and innovative institution", and said the university's dedication to working with industry "took concrete form in the past year, giving a modern slant to its 18th-century founder's vision of a place of useful learning".

University principal and vice-chancellor Professor Sir Jim McDonald received the award.

He said: "This has been a transformational year for the University of Strathclyde and to be recognised by the Times Higher as university of the year is a great honour. The award reflects the hard work of staff across the university."

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