The university also won awards in the widening access and innovative use of technology categories and Marnie McKay received the award for outstanding contribution from a student.
The University of Glasgow won the award for academic support team of the year and Glasgow Clyde College was named top in the outstanding contribution to the local community category.
John Kemp, interim chief executive of the Scottish Funding Council, was on the judging panel. He said: “We are delighted to have been part of this year’s Herald HE awards. The quality of last night’s finalists was incredibly high and a real testament to the great work going on in colleges and universities throughout Scotland. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, your success was well deserved.”
Jason Miles-Campbell, head of Jisc Scotland and Jisc Northern Ireland, who was also on the judging panel, said: “The University of Strathclyde is an excellent example of how to use technology to our students’ advantage in higher education. We look forward to following their progress over coming years.”