Prof Izzeldin Abuelaish

Prof. Izzeldin Abuelaish will receive an honorary degree for general merit in recognition of his contributions to the empowerment of girls and young women through education, which will allow them to become agents of change for the betterment of life throughout the Middle East.

  • Founder of the foundation ‘Daughters for Life' and Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.
  • Laudation: Rector Herman Van Goethem

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Hatred is a contagious disease, public health emergency threat and a determinant of health and peace

Lacaton en Vassal Prof Anne Lacaton en Prof Jean Philippe Vassal

Prof Anne Lacaton and Prof Jean Philippe Vassal will receive an honorary degree in recognition of their expertise in the field of architecture.

  • Lacaton & Vassal Architectes
  • Laudation: Prof Inge Bertels

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Transform, reuse, extend, … to do more with less

Jane Mansbridge Prof Jane Mansbridge

Prof Jane Mansbridge will receive an honorary degree in recognition of her expertise in the field of political science, more particularly democratic representation.

  • Harvard University

  • Laudation: Prof Petra Meier

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The Future of Democracy

Onora O'Neill Em Prof Onora O’Neill

Em Prof Onora O’Neill will receive an honorary degree in recognition of her expertise in the field of ethics and political philosophy, and in recognition of her substantial philosophical contributions to public debate.

  • University of Cambridge
  • Laudation: Prof Geert Van Eekert

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Christine Petit Prof Christine Petit

Prof Christine Petit will receive an honorary degree in recognition of her role in elucidating key molecular mechanisms of hearing, paving the way for the development of better treatments for hearing loss. 

  • Collège de France en Institut Pasteur
  • Laudation: Prof Guy Van Camp

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Hearing: from the genetic dissection of molecular mechanisms towards a cure