Teesside University has honoured a Macosquin man who is a leading global academic.
Mathematics Professor James Caldwell already has strong ties to the university - having previously gained his PHD and Doctor of Science there.
Both of these are exceptional achievements but for Professor Caldwell, receiving a Doctor in Professional Achievement is special in its own right.
“This one is special in that it recognises my career and my achievements throughout my career, which include all my degrees included my PHD and DSc,” he said.
“It also includes my work in the academic and industrial world.
“Best of all, I get to share this honour and this day with my family plus it is nice for me to come back to my old university.”
Born in 1943, in Macosquin, Prof Caldwell was educated at Macosquin Primary School and Coleraine Academical Institution.
Although now retired in Bedfordshire in the UK he still continues with his research in Applied Mathematics, writing of Mathematics textbooks. He is an Honorary Professor of the Open University of Hong Kong.