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Declaration of Independance

Our graduates have signed the Declaration of Independence, founded Ivy League universities and written some of the world’s most widely-read books.

They have also brought modern medicine to China, and post-colonial government in Africa.

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International alumni

Some of our notable international students and staff are:

Max Born

Max Born

Awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics

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Peter Doherty

Peter Doherty

Awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine

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Huang Kuan

Huang Kuan

The first Chinese person to study in the West

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William Edmond Logan

William Edmond Logan

Considered the father of Precambrian geology

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Zhong Nanshang

Zhong Nanshan

President of the Chinese Medical Association who identified the SARS virus

Julius Nyerere

Julius Nyerere

The first President of Tanzania

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Anneila Sargent

Anneila Sargent

Former President of the American Astronomical Society

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Charles Tupper

Sir Charles Tupper

Prime Minister of Canada and Father of Confederation

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Recent Honorary Graduates

Suresh Goel

Mr Suresh Kumar Goel

Director General, Indian Council for Cultural Relations

Honorary degree celebrates Indian links

Maggie Cheung

Maggie Cheung

Hong Kong actress and Unicef ambassador to China.

Honorary degree for Maggie Cheung

Lap-Chee Tsui

Professor Lap-Chee Tsui

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong

Edinburgh marks Asian links in Hong Kong

Madame Xu Lin

Madame Xu Lin

Director-General of the Office of Chinese Language Council International of the People’s Republic of China (Hanban)

Edinburgh marks Asian links in Hong Kong

Susan Hockfield

Susan Hockfield

President of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honorary degree for MIT president

Irene Zubaida Khan

Irene Zubaida Khan

Bangladeshi human rights activist.

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Vartan Gregorian

Vartan Gregorian

President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York

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Prince Alwaleed

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud

Philanthropist and Chairman of the Kingdom Holding Company

New centre to promote cultural ties


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