Leading entrepreneur, Dr Rabinder Buttar, President & CEO of Clinical Research Organisation, ClinTec International has been officially honoured by the University of the West of Scotland with a Doctorate of the University (DUniv). This honorary doctorate was awarded in recognition Dr Buttar’s 20 years of contribution and achievements to the Life Sciences Industry and for the foundation and development of ClinTec International into an enterprising global company.
Professor Seamus Mc Daid, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of the West of Scotland, said: “We are delighted to award Dr Buttar with an Honorary Doctorate. As Chief Executive of ClinTec International, she is one of the country’s most important business leaders, making a hugely important contribution to the Scottish economy.”
The University of the West of Scotland is the biggest modern University in Scotland with almost 20,000 students. At the graduation ceremony which took place on Thursday 8 July in Paisley, Scotland, Dr Buttar joined the Court and Senate and addressed the Faculty of Science and Technology. In her address to the Faculty and its new Graduands, Dr Buttar said “The University has created an exceptional pool of local and international graduates and I am honoured to come back here after 20 years and accept this degree. These graduates here today have successfully completed one chapter of their lives and as they open the next one their learning should never stop.
In the current challenging times, graduates should seek local as well as global opportunities, look to do something they feel passionate about, be even more determined than ever before to succeed and then further success will be in their hands. The University and its excellent staff have prepared them well for the challenges that lie ahead. I feel honoured and privileged to join the Court and Senate today in recognizing and celebrating in some of Scotland’s academic achievements”.
This recognition by the University follows on from Dr Buttar’s other recent awards as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Scotland and the Institute of Directors, Regional Director of the Year for the West of Scotland.