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QM triumphs at higher education awards

Thursday 13 December 2012

QM had a great night at the Times Higher Education (THE) awards on 29 November, winning the Research Project of the Year award. We were also shortlisted for the Widening Participation Initiative of the Year and Excellence and Innovation in the Arts. These awards are an annual event to recognise excellence across the higher education sector.

We were shortlisted in an unprecedented three categories with the SuperCollider Symposium from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science nominated for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts; ‘Trauma Surgery; The Science of the Bleeding Obvious’ from the Centre of Neuroscience and Trauma and the Blizard Institute for Widening Participation Initiative of the Year and the project that developed an alternative screening method for the virus that causes cervical cancer led by the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine for Research Project of the Year.

The THE awards are fiercely competitive and to be shortlisted is in itself a recognition of the excellence, innovation and hard work that academics at QM have undertaken and a reason to be proud.

QM is delighted that the category ‘Research Project of the Year’ was awarded to Professor Attila Lorincz and his team for their work on screening for the human papilloma virus (HPV).

This research will have a profound impact on thousands of people worldwide and has already benefited many through the development of a practical solution to catch cervical cancer early on. Professor Peter McOwan, Vice-Principal (External Partnerships and Public Engagement) and Tania Rhodes-Taylor, Director of Marketing and Communications, comment on the award and nominations: ‘These projects are a great example of how teams in every School and Institute are realising QM’s vision to produce the highest standards of research for the benefit of those around us, and is a good reminder to us all of QM’s place among the UK’s top research-led institutions.’

Read more about the shortlisted projects.

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