The International Heritage Project supports International Recruitment GRAB lunch: USA, India, and China

Astronomy Class 1910-11

Astronomy Class 1910-11 (with Wenjiang Ding crouching bottom left)

This afternoon the Archive Services took some international material up to the Alwyn Williams building for a special edition GRAB lunch on International Recruitment.

Leopold Glushak, MB ChB 1912

Leopold Glushak, MB ChB 1912

This lunch coincided with the return of five of the University’s in-country International Officers who are based in the USA, India and China. These officers represent the University overseas, meet prospective students, and help build long-term international partnerships.

To greet the returning Officers, Archive Services contributed a display of material relating to the USA, India, and China. To represent the USA we featured the student Leopold Glushak (MB ChB 1912) who was the founder and the President of the University of Glasgow Club of North America. We also brought along a Congratulatory Address from the University of Michigan, 1901, who wrote to congratulate the University of Glasgow on the Ninth Jubilee of its founding.

Our Indian material included a photograph of Marbai Ardesir Vakil (MBCM 1897), the first female Asian graduate of the University of Glasgow. You can find out more about her on her University Story profile here.
The University also received a Congratulatory Address from the University of Calcutta for its Ninth Jubilee.

Congratulatory Address from the University of Calcutta, 1901 (click to enlarge)

Congratulatory Address from the University of Calcutta, 1901 (click to enlarge)

For China, we brought the matriculation slip of Hok Tang Chain who was the first Chinese student to study at the University of Glasgow. He attended classes in Natural Philosophy and Chemistry in 1886-87. We also featured a lovely photograph of the Astronomy Class 1910-11 which includes Wenjiang Ding : a pioneering Chinese Geologist who graduated BSc in 1911. You can find out more about Wenjiang’s pioneering work here.

The lunch was a great opportunity for staff to meet the International Officers and find out about their work, as well as take a look at some fascinating archival material which tells the story of the University of Glasgow’s international connections.

You can find out more about the University of Glasgow’s historical relationship with international students at the International Story website.



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