Sandra White MSP for Glasgow Kelvin

University of Glasgow’s 568th Anniversary Recognised in Parliament

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Glasgow Kelvin MSP Sandra White has recognised the 568th Birthday of the University of Glasgow in a Parliamentary Motion lodged on anniversary of its foundation.

Sandra White MSP for Glasgow Kelvin said:

“The University’s centuries-old contribution to academia, innovation, and scientific pursuit has been of considerable contribution to the world, and part of the fabric of Glasgow, Scotland, and beyond.

“Building on its rich history, the University continues to inspire people and change the world. It is my pleasure to recognise this achievement in a Parliamentary Motion on its anniversary today”

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the whole University of Glasgow community and alumni on this wonderful anniversary.”

Parliamentary Motion:

Motion Number: S5M-15257
Lodged By: Sandra White
Date Lodged: 07/01/2019

Title: 568th Anniversary of the University of Glasgow

Motion Text:

That the Parliament congratulates the University of Glasgow on its 568th anniversary; notes that the university was founded on 7 January 1451 by the Bishop of Glasgow, William Turnbull, following the issuing of a papal bull by Pope Nicholas V at the request of King James II; further notes that the institution is the fourth oldest English-speaking university in the world, and the second oldest university in Scotland; understands that it commands a global reputation for centuries of pioneering research and academic excellence, and continues to be ranked as one of the world’s leading higher education institutions; recognises the university’s centuries of contributions, which have been of huge significance to generations of students, and the city of Glasgow, Scotland and beyond, and wishes the university and its alumni a happy anniversary and continued success as it builds on its rich history in its mission to “inspire people and change the world”.

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