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About Bob Cryan

Bob Cryan is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, an institution of 22,000 students from 120 countries, and the recipient of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize and the Times Higher Education University of the Year Award.

He holds six degrees including two first-class honours (engineering, mathematics), an MBA and two doctorates.

He is the recipient of the inaugural Guardian Inspiring University Leader of the Year Award and the Daily Telegraph Educate North Leadership Award.

Bob was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s 2014 Birthday honours for services to higher education and later that year invited to become a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.

Bob is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. His subject area is Telecommunications and he has co-authored over 200 journal and conference publications.

In addition to engineering, Bob is interested in leadership and entrepreneurship and sits on the Board of the Chartered Management Institute, the Peter Jones Foundation, and iDEA, an initiative that aims to engage one million young people in digital enterprise.