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Henry Dyer (1848 - 1918) studied at Glasgow University from 1868 after serving an apprenticeship in a Glasgow engineering works. He was the first Scot to win the Whitworth scholarship, which was for the further instruction of young men gifted in the practice and theory of mechanics. Dyer graduated in 1873 with a certificate in proficiency in engineering, the forerunner of the BSc in Engineering from the Engineering department. 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The University of Glasgow is the largest of the three universities in Glasgow, Scotland. ... 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Glasgows location in Scotland Glasgow is Scotlands largest city, located on the River Clyde in West Central Scotland. ... Sir Joseph Whitworth, Baronet (December 21, 1803 - January 22, 1887) was an English engineer and entrepreneur. ...


He was recommended to Ito Hirobumi for the post of Principal and Professor of Engineering at the new Imperial College of Engineering in Tokyo by his professor, Macquorn Rankine. The Japanese government at the time was actively seeking to transfer skills and knowledge from the UK and other countries in order to catch up with them. The courses Dyer implemented at the Imperial College required the student to spend two years on general and science subjects, two on technical subjects in the student’s chosen field, and two more on purely practical work. Born in Hagi, Yamaguchi, Count Itō Hirobumi (伊藤 博文 Itō Hirobumi 1841–1909, also called Hirofumi/Hakubun) was a Japanese politician and the countrys first Prime Minister (and the 5th, 7th and 10th). ...


To provide practical training, Dyer helped set up the Akabane Engineering works, the largest in Japan. Many of the major engineering works carried out in Japan at the end of the nineteenth century were by his former students, and Dyer also sent many to Glasgow to complete their education.


When he left the Imperial College in 1882, Dyer was made Honorary Principal and the Emperor Meiji awarded him the Third Class of the Order of the Rising Sun, the highest Japanese honour available to foreigners. He had established a progressive system of engineering education in Tokyo and greatly contributed to the progress Japan made as an industrial power. Emperor Mutsuhito Mutsuhito or Mitsuhito (睦仁), the Meiji Emperor (明治天皇, literally wise ruling heaven emperor) (3 November 1852–30 July 1912) was the 122nd Emperor of Japan. ... Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō  listen, literally eastern capital), is located in the Kanto region on the island of Honshu in Japan. ...


Henry Dyer went back to Scotland and in 1886 became a life governor of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College and governor of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Agricultural College. He became a member of the Glasgow School Board in 1891 and was its president from 1914 until his death. Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country or nation and former independent kingdom of northwest Europe, and one of the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. ...


Dyer represented a tireless pro-Japanese lobby within Scotland. He assisted Japanese students, engineers and trainee managers and had a staunch ally in Captain A R Brown of the company Brown, McFarlane who had been responsible for taking the first Clyde built ships to Japan. Dyer worked as an unofficial liaison officer for the Japanese Government in Glasgow and thanks to his efforts Glasgow University Court permitted Japanese as a language for entry in 1901. In the same year Professors Joji Sakurai and Isao Iijima of the University of Tokyo were awarded honorary degrees during the University’s Ninth Jubilee celebrations. The Yasuda Auditorium on the University of Tokyos Hongo Campus. ...


See also

  • Anglo-Japanese relations

Contents // Categories: Japanese history | Japan-related stubs ...

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Henry Dyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (447 words)
When he left the Imperial College in 1882, Dyer was made Honorary Principal and the Emperor Meiji awarded him the Third Class of the Order of the Rising Sun, the highest Japanese honour available to foreigners.
Henry Dyer went back to Scotland and in 1886 became a life governor of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College and governor of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Agricultural College.
Dyer worked as an unofficial liaison officer for the Japanese Government in Glasgow and thanks to his efforts Glasgow University Court permitted Japanese as a language for entry in 1901.
Reginald Dyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (347 words)
Brigadier-General Reginald "Rex" Edward Harry Dyer (October 9, 1864 – July 23, 1927) was a British Indian Army officer.
Under his command, 150 British troops killed 379 unarmed Indians and injured 1200 (though many Indians claim a death toll in the thousands) in the Amritsar Massacre of April 13, 1919.
Dyer was born in Murree, in modern-day Pakistan.
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