Prafulla Chandra Ray

Prafulla Chandra Ray was a chemist, an industrialist who established the first Indian research school in chemistry.

Aghorenath Chattopadhyay

Aghorenath Chattopadhyay was the first Indian to secure a Doctor of Science degree. Aghorenath went on to become a prominent educationist and social worker.

Jesse Ewing Glasgow Jr.

Jesse Ewing Glasgow Jr. was an exceptional intellectual who attended the University of Edinburgh 1858-60. Glasgow was also a member of the Banneker Institute.

Elijah McCoy

Elijah McCoy

Elijah McCoy trained as an engineer through an apprenticeship in Edinburgh. He went onto patent over 60 of his inventions.

Wong Fun


Dr Wong Fun became the first Western trained doctor in China after studying in Edinburgh in the 1850s.