Henry Dyer Memorial Event

September 2019 kicked off celebrations of one of the University of Glasgow’s most influential alumni, Henry Dyer, and the links between the City and Japan.

Almost 150 years ago, Dyer, a protege of Rankine and graduate of the University of Glasgow, set up the Imperial School of Engineering in Tokyo. This later became part of the University of Tokyo, and resulted in the creation of the oldest Electronic Engineering Department in the world.

This event brought together leading professors from universities, industry, and government, highlighting the historic links and showcasing existing collaborations and exchanges, whilst providing information on Fellowship and Grant opportunities.

Introduced by Prof. Sir Anton Muscatelli, speakers included Prof. Tatsuya Okubo, Dean of the School of Engineering, and Prof. Yoshiaki Nakano, of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, both from the University of Tokyo.

Dr Saeko Yazaki, lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow gave a historical overview of Dyer’s life and the links between the two countries. 

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Dr Kirsty Annand on kirsty.annand@glasgow.ac.uk.