A Scottish university has been named as the UK's university of the year in this year's Times Higher Education Awards.
The University of Strathclyde claimed the title at a ceremony in London on Thursday night ahead of five other shortlisted institutions from across the UK.
The judges described Strathclyde as a "bold, imaginative and innovative institution", and said the university's dedication to working with industry "took concrete form in the past year, giving a modern slant to its 18th century founder's vision of a place of useful learning".
University principal and vice-chancellor Professor Sir Jim McDonald, who received the award, said: "This has been a transformational year for the University of Strathclyde and to be recognised by the Times Higher as university of the year is a great honour.
"The award reflects the hard work of staff across the university and their commitment to making a difference to our students, to our community and to wider society."
John Gill, editor of Times Higher Education, said: "The University of Strathclyde stood out as an institution that had an extraordinary understanding of where it was, where it wanted to be and how it wanted to get there.
"Its focus on 'useful learning' had come together in an impressive way in the past 12 months and the judges were clear that it was a worthy winner of the university of the year title."
The Times Higher Education Awards are among the highest accolades in the sector, with the ceremony attended by more than 1,000 members of the higher education community.
There were more than 500 entries across the 18 categories. Strathclyde was also shortlisted in three other categories: entrepreneurial university of the year, outstanding support for early career researchers and outstanding contribution to the local community.
The University of Glasgow was shortlisted for outstanding contribution to innovation and technology while the University of Edinburgh was nominated for outstanding support for early career researchers and entrepreneurial university of the year. Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen was shortlisted for outstanding support for students.