Apples’ Tim Cook To Scotland, Glasgow University For Honorary DegreeBy Amanda Foster, UniversityHerald Reporter
Apple's CEO Tim Cook is set to receive an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow. Cook confirms that he is going to visit Scotland to receive the honor and open a Q&A with the university students.
Cook is known for introducing Apple products such as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch and iPad Pro. Now, his energy is directed into using 100 percent renewable energy at all Apple sites. The business executive first joined Apple as a senior vice president of world wide operations. Currently, he is the chief operating officer.
Aside from his technology and business prowess, he is also a philanthropist. Since becoming Apple's CEO, he has differed from Steve Jobs when it comes to charitable giving. According to The Verge, Cook donated $50 million to Stanford's hospitals and has also donated millions to a charity called Product RED, which combats diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS.
Because of his significant background, the University of Glasgow invites him on board to receive an honorary degree in science. The event is going to happen at Bute Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Aside from the Q&A with the students, he is also going to hold a fireside chat.
The event itself is not open to the public. According to a spokes person from the university, the event is already sold out within the hour of its public announcement, as reported by STV News. There are many who would wish to hear what Apple's own Tim Cook would say but the event can accommodate only staff and students of a few hundred people. The program is between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Tim Cook is a graduate of Robertsdale Highschool and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Auburn University. He also took his Master of Business Administration from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
For a preview, watch Apple CEO Tim Cook's commencement address at George Washington University’s Class of 2015 below: