The world thought leader in social business and international anti-poverty campaigner, Professor Muhammad Yunus, is the new Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University. The Nobel Peace Prize winner succeeds Lord Macdonald of Tradeston, who has completed a distinguished five-year term of office.
Professor Yunus is the founder of the Grameen Bank, a global movement dedicated to alleviating poverty through micro-lending to those with the very least in society. His work has inspired young people around the world to devote themselves to social causes.
Professor Yunus, who was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters of the University in 2008, delivered the inaugural Magnusson Fellowship Lecture, an annual event which was established in memory of GCU’s late Chancellor Magnus Magnusson, who was succeeded by Lord Macdonald in 2007.