Congratulations are in order as a Caribbean native has been named as the chancellor of the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Jamaica’s Honorary Consul to Scotland, Professor Sir Geoff Palmer, has named to the post. As Chancellor, he will assume a focal part in advancing Heriot-Watt’s global standing as a pioneer in examination and training across its grounds in Scotland, Malaysia and Dubai.
Sir Geoff takes over from Dr. Robert M. Buchan, a mining business person and donor, who is remaining down after very nearly eight years in the job. An authority initiation service will be held during the University’s Bicentennial festivals in October.
Sir Geoff, who is a globally prestigious researcher and basic freedoms extremist, will expect his new job at an authority initiation service in October.
In remarking on the arrangement he said: “Turning into the Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University, an establishment I know well and appreciate, is a position I acknowledge with both honor and lowliness. It is an establishment that has, since its beginning, cultivated the ethos of consideration and schooling for all, and I am exceptionally glad for the proceeded with center around guaranteeing that its entryways are available to everybody – in Scotland and across the world.
“As a genuinely worldwide University, I am a lot of anticipating advancing and improving its standing as a supplier of elite training and as a worldwide pioneer in the imaginative exploration and will help the University to accomplish its objectives and aspirations during my period as Chancellor.”
Sir Geoff finished his Ph.D. in grain science and innovation in 1967. He went on to a fruitful exploration profession with Brewing Industry Research Foundation in Surrey. During this time, he developed the grain scraped area measure, prior to getting back to Heriot-Watt University in 1977 where he stayed until his retirement in 2005.
Following his retirement, he procured the scholarly title of educator emeritus. He was knighted in 2014 for administrations in the fields of basic freedoms, science and noble cause.
In 2018, the Jamaican government designated Sir Geoff as Jamaica’s first Honorary Consul in Scotland and in 2020, he was granted with the Jamaican public honor, the Order of Distinction (Commander Class), in acknowledgment of his commitment to the Jamaican Diaspora.
Teacher Sir Geoff Palmer’s term will keep going for an underlying five years.
In 2021, Heriot-Watt University commends the 200th commemoration of its establishment in Scotland. From its beginnings as the world’s first mechanics organization in the core of Edinburgh, two centuries of advancement have prompted what is today a special global establishment with grounds in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia.