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本学電子工学学科が欽定の称号を授与されます

2013年1月30日

イギリス政府は、サリー大学の電子工学学科を、女王陛下の戴冠60年を記念しRegius Professor(欽定教授)の称号を贈る国内大学の優れた12の学科のひとつに選出しました。

同学科長Josef Kittler教授は、“サリー大学の電子工学学科は20年以上にわたり、傑出した研究と、輩出する卒業生の質の高さの双方で、イギリス全国をリードする 電子工学学科としてのステータスを保ってきました。欽定学科の称号は、その偉業を国際的に認める証であり、大変誇らしく、また、身が引き締まる思いです” と語っています。

Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, President and Vice-Chancellor, said, “The University of Surrey is honoured to receive this award which reflects the world-class reputation of our staff in the Electronic Engineering Department ensuring the University continues to provide high quality teaching and research in this discipline.”

A Regius Professorship is a rare privilege, with only two created in the past century. It is a reflection of the exceptionally high quality of teaching and research at an institution. Each institution will assign the title to an existing Professor at the chosen Department or will appoint a new Professor to take the Chair and hold the title. The announcement of the Regius Chair is likely to be linked to the opening of a new building to house the International 5G Innovation Centre for broadband internet communication, funded by a recently-awarded £35m grant from HEFCE and industry, which is scheduled in 2015.

The Queen will bestow the awards having taken advice from Ministers, who were in turn advised by a panel of eminent academics led by Sir Graeme Davies, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of London.

David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, comments: "I was incredibly impressed by the quality and range of the applications received and am delighted that twelve new Regius Professorships are to be created. Together, the successful applications demonstrated an exceptionally high level of achievement in both teaching and research.

"It is testament to the quality and strength of our higher education sector that so many universities were considered worthy of such a distinguished honour."

In the past, Regius Professorships were created when a university chair was founded or endowed by a Royal patron. Before today, they were limited to a handful of the ancient universities of the United Kingdom and Ireland, namely Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Trinity College, Dublin.

The title of Regius Professor has notably been held by the late historian Hugh Trevor-Roper, Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, and the 18th century poet Thomas Gray, who was Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge.

 

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