The formalities of nomination and approval of honorary doctorates at UCPH.
About Honorary Doctorates
Honorary doctorates are the highest academic accolade that the University confers without the recipient first having defended a doctoral thesis in Denmark.
The vast majority of honorary doctorates are conferred on non-Danish scientists who, as visiting teachers or through international research collaboration, have played a significant role in research and researcher training at the University of Copenhagen.
Researchers and research environments at the University of Copenhagen nominate candidates for honorary doctorates. The academic councils of the faculties concerned then recommend selected nominees to the Rector for final approval.
To qualify for consideration, it is a prerequisite that the individual concerned has conducted extensive and significant research of high international quality.
Honorary doctorates in 2023
At the Annual Commemoration on 10 November 2023, the University of Copenhagen conferred honorary doctorates on:
Faculty of Theology
University of Greifswald
Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto
Institute of English and American Studies
Frankfurt am Main
Leonardo López Luján
National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and
National School of Conservation, Restoration, and Museography
Department of Biochemistry
University of Cambridge
Joslin Diabetes Center
Harvard Medical School