Edinburgh Business School celebrated the success of its students yesterday, with more than 150 graduates attending the ceremony at the Graduate School of Business of Heriot-Watt University, one of Scotland’s most international universities.

 

During the event, Professor David Teece, a world-renowned economist and business professor, who is also an entrepreneur and the owner of a well-respected New Zealand winery, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of his contributions to scholarship and entrepreneurship. 

 
Professor Heather McGregor, Executive Dean of Edinburgh Business School, said: 
 
“It was a truly global event with students from 38 countries attending. We are extremely proud of their achievements and we will follow their careers with huge interest. We know our graduates are well equipped to progress in the fast-paced world of today’s professional workplace and we wish them every success.
 
“I also had the honour of presenting for the degree of DLitt Professor Teece, and I’m pleased that he accepted an invitation to become Edinburgh Business School’s first Economist in Residence in Panmure House. This announcement marks an important milestone as we undertake extensive renovation of Adam Smith’s Edinburgh home, which we plan to open in autumn next year.”


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Professor David Teece receives his award from Heriot-Watt University Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard Williams OBE.Professor David Teece receives his award from Heriot-Watt University Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard Williams OBE.