Tim Cook to Receive Honorary Degree From University of Glasgow

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tim cook headshot glassesApple CEO Tim Cook will receive an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow on February 8 at 6:00 p.m. local time, as spotted by 9to5Mac. Following the ceremony, there will be a "Fireside Chat" and Q&A session.

Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple. As CEO, he has led the introduction of innovative new products and services including iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Pro, and Apple Watch. He is leading a companywide effort to use 100 percent renewable energy at all Apple facilities, has encouraged his co-workers to give to charitable organisations in their community and started a generous program at Apple to match employee donations.

In 2015, he ranked #1 on Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders list, and received both the Ripple of Hope award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights and the Visibility Award from the Human Rights Campaign. Apple has ranked #1 on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for the past nine years, including each year Mr. Cook has been CEO. Before being named CEO in 2011, Mr. Cook was Apple’s chief operating officer, responsible for all the company’s worldwide sales and operations.

The free sold-out event is open to staff and students of the University of Glasgow only. The ceremony will take place at Bute Hall on the university's campus. More details are available on ticketing website Eventbrite.

Yesterday, Cook was named the recipient of the Newseum 2017 Free Expression Award in the Free Speech category.

Top Rated Comments

PortableLover Avatar
52 months ago
Hopefully someone asks about the Mac Pro in the Q&A
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cineplex Avatar
52 months ago
Oh please. The Tim Cook circle jerk continues.

Why not honor someone worth honoring. Tim is rich, he doesn't need honors. The only honor he deserves is the "does everything the same every year" award.

He has an intern pen a letter and throw an MLK quote in....that is all it takes to be the "hero".
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cineplex Avatar
52 months ago

So the fact that he's become the C.E.O, does so much for charity and has grown Apple over the last 5 years, isn't worth honouring? Ok your entitled to your opinion but I disagree!

It's easy to be charitable when your rich. Let's find someone who is charitable that can't afford to be charitable. That is a true thing to honor. It's easy to recognize someone that goes out of his way to be recognized.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
simonmet Avatar
52 months ago

So the fact that he's become the C.E.O, does so much for charity and has grown Apple over the last 5 years, isn't worth honouring? Ok your entitled to your opinion but I disagree!

He's honoured by those multi-million dollar pay cheques and stock options and the knowledge he gets to work for and has some influence over a generally respected and profitable company. Is that not enough?

I don't care who it is, the concept of honourary degrees is rather silly and accepting them is kind of vulgar and vain.

I said the same thing when Jonny got his honourary degree(s).
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GreyOS Avatar
52 months ago
The way Unis hand out honorary degrees is frankly weird. Congratulations on graduating I guess.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
robinp Avatar
52 months ago
Sold out free event?! Wtf. Maybe 'fully booked' or one of many other ways to describe there being no space might read better!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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