Scotland articles include Independent (June 010)
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This Centre has a Social Business Professor Cam Donaldson (as far as we know 2nd only in creation to that at HEC Paris). The Chair's foci are healthcare and wellbeing
When Dr Yunus first spoke at Glasgow Caledonian Fall 2008 he explained what Adam Smith actualy said and why the frameworks that Adam Smith designed (eg free mearkets) were communally integrated to sustain the world -ie on the side of the microeconomist. So every time a global market implodes (eg wall street's) , compare how macroeconomics let markets get manipulate - an opposite system to the transparency of design and hi-trust flows that adam actually wrote up. The vice chancellor greeted Dr Yunus talk with - we woll do everything we can to find out what laws need to be changed before Glasgow can sustain a microcredit geeared round those in the city who are now in families that have been unemployed for 3 generations. Magnus Magnusson;'s daughter , a BBC Scotland radio host, presented Yunus with an award ruefully noticing how Iceland had just become one of the biggast victims of wall street subprime scams just like Scotland had lost its independence in a banking fraud circa 1700! One of the world's most successful entrepreneurs stood up and said - dr yunus the least we can do to honor you is to ensure we action anything we pledge.
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What is the Grameen Caledonian Programme?
Grameen Caledonian Creative Lab
As an information resource on micro credit and co-ordination point in Scotland, the Caledonian Creative Lab will assist social entrepreneurs to develop new social businesses and provide information on Grameen, micro credit and related activities. Read More
Yunus Centre for Research in Social Business and Health
Led by the world's first Yunus Professor in Social Business and Health, GCU will be the home to a programme of research that will assess the impact of the Grameen Bank model in Scotland among other things. Read more about Professor Cam Donaldson's appointment to the new Yunus Chair at GCU and his plans for the new Yunus Centre. Read More
We believe that Scotland has much to gain from the establishment of a Scottish branch of the hugely successful Grameen Bank, which works to help lift the poorest in society out of poverty through micro loans to initiate small businesses. Read More
Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing
GCU and the Grameen Trust are working closely in the creation of a new College of Nursing in Dhaka. GCU has long experience of assisting countries from Kosovo to Tajikistan to build high quality health education infrastructure. The need within Bangladesh to increase the number of well qualified nursing and midwifery professionals is significant. Read More