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Principal honoured

The University’s Principal, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea has received an honorary degree from the University of Strathclyde.

Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea

The Principal was awarded an honorary doctorate.

Illustrious career

A graduate of the universities of Sussex and Leeds, the Principal served as Pro-Vice Chancellor of the Open University and then the University of London.

He was appointed Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh in 2002.

He was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s 2008 New Year’s Honours List in recognition for his services to higher education.

He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Academy of Social Sciences and the European Coordinating Committee on Artificial Intelligence, among others.