I've been catching up on my reading this weekend and in my stack of magazines I found the most recent issue of Avenue, the publication for alumni and friends of the University of Glasgow. In this issue was a piece about the International Story Project which aims to uncover the history of the university's international students and staff. Sounds like the university is attempting to trace its own diaspora.
The results of the research will be posted on The University of Glasgow's International Story Blog. Read more about the project on the blog's About page. The blog archive can be searched by country or by month. Current stories span the globe and the centuries from James Wilson who helped draft the US Constitution in 1787 to Rinzaburo Shida, a Japanese electrical engineer, who attended the University in 1880.
The International Story Team would be happy to hear from you if you have details on "pioneering international alumni and staff," via their contact page.