Glasgow Caledonian University is a distinctive, inclusive and forward-looking university that is committed to its social mission to promote the common good. We have become an international centre of excellence in higher education, promoting employability and global citizenship in our graduates. We win awards for our support and commitment to the student experience, whilst delivering innovation through our world-class research in key areas of strength. We have a tradition of widening access to higher education for talented individuals regardless of their backgrounds, and we leverage our intellectual and social capital for the benefit of the communities we serve in Scotland and internationally.

With a modern campus in the heart of the vibrant and welcoming city of Glasgow, our university has an excellent learning environment. It includes the Saltire Centre, our award-winning library that provides spaces for social learning as well as quiet study. Harnessing the latest technologies and industry expertise, Glasgow Caledonian University aims to unlock talent and equip our students with the skills to enable them to succeed in an increasingly competitive workplace.


Mr. Pablo Lopez Alonso

Mr. Pablo Lopez Alonso

European Projects Manager at GCU

Originally from Spain, completed a MA in English Language and Literature at the University of Oviedo. He worked for six years at the European headquarters of a blue-chip American multinational company in Dublin, Ireland, on different roles, initially on customer experience and later on global project management. After relocating back to Spain carrying out self-employed activities, he started working at the University of Oviedo at the Office of the Vice-chancellor of International, coordinating an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project and other coordination and management activities. He is now working at The Europe Office at GCU, participating on and coordinating different EU funded projects.

Prof. David Edgar

Prof. David Edgar

Dr Edgar is Professor of Strategy and Business Transformation and member of the Department of Business Management at Glasgow School for Business and Society. His main areas of research and teaching are in the field of strategic management, specifically dynamic capabilities, responsible management, business uncertainty and complexity, and innovation. He has worked with a range of organisations on Business Transformation projects in particular relating to e-Business strategies, innovation, ethical sustainability and knowledge or talent management. David’s interest in innovation relates to innovation as an element of dynamic capabilities.

He has a wide range of academic experience from programme development at all levels, to international collaboration and academic management and leadership.

Professor Edgar has successfully supervised 20 PhD students and currently has 5 more nearing completion with students exploring MOOCs, Internationalisation of curriculum and experiences of international mobility and exchange. He is on the editorial board of a range of journals and regularly reviews for journals and conferences. In addition, he regularly contributes to international conference organising committees and acts as a specialist advisor for a range of organisations and grant awarding bodies.

David’s consultancy experience is in the area of strategy, soft systems methodology, organisational analysis, managing innovation, business processes analysis and design, scenario planning and strategic planning/reviews. He has worked with a wide range of large private, SME and public sector organisations on projects in the area of strategy, innovation, process improvement, sustainability and change. The consultancy expertise is supported by and complemented by Professor Edgar’s research interests. In recent years these have started to be contextualised around the strategic development of innovation and organisations in complex and transitional environments, CSR and responsible management. He has published many journal articles and a number of text books as well as industry reports and conference papers. David has an extensive international network of academic and industrial colleagues and regularly presents key note talks in Latin America, the Middle East and Europe.

David has recently been involved in the completion of two EU funded projects, Success Through Succession (INTEREG IV) which provides support for family businesses with Succession Planning, and Kickstart II (Afla 2) which focuses on Innovation in Latin America He is currently leading a ERAMSUS + project on Research development and Doctoral provision worth 900,000Euros and is working on a further two EU projects valued at around 2million Euros over 3 years.

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