"We are extremely pleased to be working with Professor Yunus and the Grameen Trust. Glasgow Caledonian University is a dynamic, ambitious university that delivers high quality teaching and research which brings real benefits to the communities it serves in Glasgow and internationally. Our partnership will leverage our teaching and research strengths to help tackle aspects of poverty and inequality in line with our social mission for the common good.
"The university can generate new ideas in this area, facilitate the debate and deliver the research that will make our shared ambitions a reality. I am excited that, for the first time, systematic research will start to get to the heart of the interconnections and dependencies which influence health amongst the most disadvantaged in society and which are associated with improving economic development in the poorest communities.
"The bringing together of research on social business and health should help to make better sense of interventions to reduce health and social inequalities. The university is uniquely placed to improve understanding in this vitally important area. Working closely with Professor Yunus, we have set in motion the activities that will help us achieve our joint goals."