Dec. 2, 2019

University of Kent awarded prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize

The University of Kent has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for the work of its Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE).

DICE has been a leader in the fields of conservation and ecology since it was first established and the institute is also instrumental in supporting applied research and capacity building in this area. DICE offers interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate courses in wildlife conservation, and to date has trained over 1,000 conservationists from over a 100 countries. DICE leads projects in over 50 countries, including research on human wellbeing, oil palm deforestation, and online illegal trade in protected species.  

Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Kent, Professor Karen Cox, enthuses, “I am absolutely delighted that DICE should receive such an accolade. It is a much-deserved tribute to the exceptional work of its students, staff and alumni and the outstanding contribution they make to global conservation.”

Director of DICE, Professor Bob Smith, adds, “We are very honoured to receive such a prestigious award. The Prize acknowledges the hard work that has taken place over the last 30 years, and will support our future endeavours as we seek to grow our impact across the globe.”

The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are awarded for exceptional contributions by institutions in the higher and further education sectors. They are awarded within the honours system and will be presented at Buckingham Palace on Thursday 20th February 2020.

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Content added on 2nd December 2019. 

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