Press Release (17 December, 2017)

336 Children of Grameen Borrowers Pursuing Nursing Degree

Graduating students with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus during the Sixth Graduation Ceremony of Grameen Caledonian Nursing College (GCCN) on Sunday 17th December, 2017. Total 70 students graduated this year from the college who are all children of Grameen Bank members. 

The sixth graduation ceremony Grameen Caledonian Nursing College (GCCN) was held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at with 70 students graduating nursing diplomas. Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus presided over the graduation ceremony. Mr Frank Crossan, Professor, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), Scotland & Consultant, GCCN represented Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University at the graduation ceremony. All the girls are daughters of Grameen Bank families, and have already been hired by top hospitals of Dhaka.


Press Release (14 December, 2017)

More than 50 World Leaders Deliberate on the Second Anniversary of Paris Climate agreement in France at the One Planet Summit

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus spoke at a roundtable discussion titled 'Accelerating local and regional climate action' during the One Planet Summit in Paris hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France. Other distinguished panelists, from left to right, are John Kerry, former Secretary of State of the United States, Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE, largest energy company in France, Geraldine Amiel, Paris Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News and moderator of the panel,  and Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of Suez.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus urged the global community towards building circular economy as way forward to tackle the climate change challenges at the ‘One Planet Summit’ in France. Professor Yunus made these remarks during the plenary session of the conference which was organized in the second anniversary of the adoption of the historic Paris climate agreement; the President of France Emmanuel Macron hosted a wide array of public and private sector leaders at the “One Planet Summit.”

Yunus Launches Social Business Initiative to Link Sports to Address Social Problems

Press Release (09 December, 2017)

From left Prince Albert of Monaco,  Joel Bouzou, President of the World Olympians Association and President of Peace and Sports Foundation,   Nobel laureate Professor Yunus, and Hans Reitz, co- founder of Grameen Creative Lab based in Germany, celebrating the signing of MOU at the 10th anniversary celebration of Sports and Peace in Monaco on December 7.

Football super star Didier Drogba flanked by Nobel laureate Professor Yunus and Joel Bouzou, president of International Olympian Association at the 10th anniversary celebration of Sports and Peace in Monaco on December 7.

An MOU was signed in Monaco between Yunus Centre, Grameen Creative Lab based in Germany and Sports and Peace foundation, an international organization based in Monaco, to help sports world to address social problems around the world through social business.

The agreement was signed by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, Hans Reitz co-Founder of Grameen Creative Lab, based in Germany and Joel Bouzou, President of the World Olympians Association and President of Peace and Sports Foundation in the presence of HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco at the 10th anniversary of Peace and Sports International Forum in Monaco on December 7.

Leading Swiss Technology University and Yunus Centre to Collaborate

Press Release (13 December, 2017)

Yunus Centre will undertake social businesses as field trials of Innovations

From the left: The President of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne  (EPFL) Professor Martin Vetterrli, Professor Muhammad Yunus, and Professor Marc Gruber, Vice President for Innovation of EPFL and Director of  Yunus Social Business Centre (YSBC) at the university.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus gave a public lecture in a packed hall at the prestigious Swiss University École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Professor Yunus was at the university for formal launching of the Yunus Social Business Centre (YSBC) at the university.

EPFL is a university in Lausanne, Switzerland, that specializes in natural sciences and engineering funded by federal government. It is widely regarded as a world leading university.


Yayasan Khazanah is a foundation established by Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah Nasional) - the investment-holding arm of the Government of Malaysia. In line with Khazanah's commitment to selecting and grooming exceptional Malaysian citizens to take on high-level positions at the national level, Yayasan Khazanah is equally committed to developing leaders from fellow Asian countries.

Yayasan Khazanah, in collaboration with Yunus Centre is offering the Khazanah Asia Scholarship to deserving candidates from Bangladesh to pursue their postgraduate education at selected leading universities globally and in Malaysia.

Deadline: December 25, 2017
Age limit: 35 as of December 25, 2017 (for Masters)

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