University revokes Donald Trump’s honorary degree

A Scottish university which awarded Donald Trump with an honorary degree in 2010 has confirmed it is revoking it after the US presidential frontrunner made controversial remarks about Muslims in statements, writes Aftab Ali for The Independent.

Robert Gordon University, or RGU, in Aberdeen presented Trump with the award of Doctor of Business Administration (Hon DBA) at the university in October 2010. At the time, Professor John Harper – RGU’s acting principal and vice-chancellor – said: “Given that business and entrepreneurship lie at the heart of much of the university’s academic offering, it is only fitting to award Trump with an honorary degree. Last week, though, an RGU spokesman said: “In the course of the current US election campaign, Mr Trump has made a number of statements that are wholly incompatible with the ethos and values of the university.”

The move has come shortly after Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also stripped Trump of his role as a business ambassador for making the remarks. A petition calling for Trump to be refused entry to the UK has passed 200,000 signatures in less than 24 hours, meaning the issue will be considered for debate in Parliament.
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