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List of notable or famous professors from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top professors born in Scotland and even some popular professors who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish professors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These professors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known professor from Scotland is included when available.

Everything from Adam Smith to Alasdair Smith is included on this list.

This historic professors from Scotland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Scottish professors of note?" and "Who are the most famous professors from Scotland?" These prominent professors of Scotland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Scottish professors.

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Adam Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Professors from Scotland
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Adam Smith was a Scottish moral philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and key Scottish Enlightenment figure. Smith is best known for two classic works: The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. The latter, usually abbreviated as The Wealth of Nations, is considered his magnum opus and the first modern work of economics. Smith is cited as the "father of modern economics" and is still among the most influential thinkers in the field of economics today. Smith studied social philosophy at the University of Glasgow and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was one of the first students to benefit from scholarships set up by fellow ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 67 (1723-1790)

Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Kirkcaldy, Fife, United Kingdom, + more

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#81 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#92 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#83 on Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead

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Alasdair Smith was a professor of economics and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Sussex and is a former Chair of the 1994 Group. He is a noted international economist whose studies have been used by the European Union. He became a Deputy Chair of the Competition Commission in 2012 and is now an inquiry chair at the Competition and Markets Authority. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Lewis, Scotland

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Alexander McCall Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Professors from Scotland
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R. Alexander "Sandy" McCall Smith, CBE, FRSE, is a Rhodesian-born British writer and Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. In the late twentieth century, McCall Smith became a respected expert on medical law and bioethics and served on British and international committees concerned with these issues. He has since become internationally known as a writer of fiction. He is most widely known as the creator of the The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. "McCall" is not a middle name: his surname is "McCall Smith". ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 69

Birthplace: Rhodesia

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#46 on The Best Mystery Authors

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Bill Buchanan

Bill Buchanan is a Scottish computer scientist. He leads the Centre for Distributed Computing and Security at Edinburgh Napier University. He has published 27 academic books, including The Handbook of the Internet, the Handbook of Data Communications and Networks, and a wide range of academic papers His patents include Digital DNA. Bill Buchanan has an academic web site related to the teaching of security. On 20 September 2011, he give evidence to the Justice Committee at the Scottish Parliament on the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Bill and he appeared on Newsnight Scotland as part of a debate on Cybercrime. Bill is a Professor in the School of Computing and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Falkirk, United Kingdom