A GLASGOW college has been awarded an esteemed prize for its life-saving research. 

City of Glasgow College won The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further education for its research into oxygen depletion in enclosed spaces on-board ships. 

The award was announced at a special ceremony at St James' Palace in London on Thursday, November 16. 

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Dr Paul Little CBE, principal and CEO of City of Glasgow College, said: "I am absolutely thrilled that City of Glasgow College has received the highest national honour conferred on the UK’s tertiary sector.

"This prestigious award underlines our relentless pursuit of excellence and recognises the world-class teaching, research and innovation taking place at our Super College. 

"This ground-breaking oxygen depletion research is having a global impact by saving hundreds of seafarers’ lives across the oceans.

"This prize-winning work is also testament to the importance we place on symbiotic partnership working together with the vital role our college sector plays within industry. 

"This has been a huge Team City collective effort and I am extremely proud of everyone involved in this trail-blazing project, and we are honoured that the College’s work has been recognised by the Awards Council of the Royal Anniversary Trust."

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Sir Damon Buffini, chair of The Royal Anniversary Trust, added:  "The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education are an integral part of our national Honours system, shining a light on the ground-breaking work taking place in universities and colleges across the UK.

"All 22 Prize-winners demonstrate excellence, innovation and impact, with many tackling some of the toughest problems we as a society face today.

"They are to be commended for reaching this pinnacle of achievement in the tertiary education sector. Congratulations."

Queen's Anniversary Prizes are awarded every two years to colleges and universities who are judged to show world-class excellence and innovation which impacts the institution itself and society in the wider world

You can find out more about City of Glasgow College's oxygen depletion research HERE.