Middlesex achieves highest honour for British business
21 April 2011
Middlesex University is to be presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the most prestigious prize available to British businesses.
The award, for outstanding achievement in international trade, is a reflection of the University’s commercial success in growing its operations overseas and boosting the UK economy.
Middlesex’s pioneering approach to international business is recognised across the UK higher education sector. Judges were impressed by the fact that Middlesex grew its overseas income by £10 million over the last three years.
In order to scoop the award, Middlesex showcased an international strategy which brings hundreds of overseas students to London every year.
Middlesex is also well known for its overseas campuses, with bases in Dubai and Mauritius. In addition, the University works in partnership with overseas institutions who award Middlesex degrees from their campuses.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Driscoll said: “High quality education is one of our country’s most impressive exports and we are proud to be recognised as an industry leader in providing and promoting this quality overseas.
“Our aims are simple; to provide excellent education and student experiences here in the UK and abroad.
And because of changes to the way English universities will be funded the success of our international operations is more important than ever, as we are committed to continued investment in great facilities in London, Dubai, Mauritius and India.”
Middlesex’s latest international projects include partnerships with A. R. Rahman's KM Music Conservatory in Chennai and plans for a specialist creative arts centre in southern Delhi, and work closer to home includes a new £80m art, design and media hub in North London, opening this October.
The awards are made annually by Her Majesty the Queen.