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Discipline: Professional, Educational and Public Sector Leadership
Sir Graham John Hills FRSE
Professor Sir Graham Hills wanted to be remembered for three things. These were, establishing an international graduate school of electrochemistry at Southampton University in the 1970s, presiding over the emergence of Strathclyde University as the premier university of technology in Scotland in the 1980s, and playing a major role in the creation of the new University of the Highlands and Islands in the 1990s. Indeed he will be remembered for these and much more.