Honorary degrees 2012

In 2012, the University of Antwerp conferred its honorary doctorates on 29 March. Five honorary doctorates were awarded: four for scientific merit and one for general merit.

Scientific merit

Scientific merit

General merit

Italian-Belgian theatre director Franco Dragone received an honorary doctorate for general merit. Dragone is famous for his spectacular theatre productions which speak to the imagination, as well as for being the driving force behind Cirque du Soleil. He has confirmed his reputation with his own Franco Dragone Entertainment Group. His pursuit of innovation and sense of entrepreneurship make him a distinguished international ambassador of the Belgian cultural sector.

Supervisor: Prof Alain Verschoren