Glasgow Caledonia University Yunus

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Glasgow Caledonia University Yunus

The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health is undertaking pioneering research into the relationship between social business and health improvement. Professor Cam Donaldson, one of the world’s foremost health economists is the founding Yunus Professor at GCU. As Yunus Chair leading a unique research programme evaluating the impact of social business creation on the lives and health of disadvantaged communities in Glasgow and overseas.‌

Our vision is of a unique interdisciplinary centre of excellence, researching the impact of social business, microfinance and wider Third Sector provision on the health and well-being of vulnerable and disadvantaged communities in Scotland, the UK and overseas.

Our Mission

To achieve our vision and make a tangible difference to people’s lives through:

• Better understanding health risks, determinants of health inequalities and drivers of
well-being, particularly in deprived communities;

• Examining how such risks, inequalities and drivers can be influenced by social rather than medical interventions;

• Developing methods and exploring disciplinary interfaces to devise new frameworks for evaluating social business, microfinance and related social inclusion innovations; and

• Collaborating with the public, policy makers and practitioners in translating research evidence for improvement in health and well-being.

Subsequent to the visit of Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus to Glasgow Caledonian University in 2008 to deliver the first Magnusson Lecture, the University established the Yunus Centre and Chair in Professor Yunus’s name.

Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health
Glasgow Caledonian University
M201, George Moore Building
G4 0BA

Tel: 0141 331 8330 / 3234


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