UNISON calls for Robert Gordon University to remove Donald Trump’s honorary degree

Date: Wednesday 9 December 2015

UNISON members working at Robert Gordon University have written to the Principal, Professor Prondzynski, calling on him to remove Donald Trump’s honorary degree because he is reported to have called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States”

UNISON believes this to be unacceptable.

Colin Jones, Robert Gordon UNISON steward said:

“Robert Gordon University has a strong international reputation and UNISON believes that our University’s association with Donald Trump can only undermine all the hard work we have put into building this worldwide reputation.

“We believe that the University must distance itself from such views and make it as clear as possible that such statements are both unacceptable and irresponsible. They are divisive and put Muslim friends, family and colleagues in danger of discrimination and reprisals, and will make international relations worse not better.


UNISON Contact 

Colin Jones: 01224 262178 / 07759 114338
Danny Phillips: 07944 664110


UNISON is the largest trade union in Scotland. It is the public services union and it is the recognised union for professional and support staff at Robert Gordon University.

The Principal of Robert Gordon University is Professor Ferdinand Von Prondzynski. Robert Gordon University awarded Donald Trump his honorary degree in 2010.