Honorary degrees 2014

On Wednesday 2 April 2014, the University of Antwerp conferred its honorary doctorates. Four leading international researchers claimed the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Antwerp. Two honorary degrees for general merit were also presented.

Scientific merit

Scientific merit

The honorary degrees for scientific merit were conferred upon four leading international researchers: Professors Rebecca M. BlankSir Paul CollierSandra Hale and Haruo Sugiyama

General merit

General merit

The University of Antwerp also confers one or more honorary degrees for general merit. This year, the honour is gone to theatre and opera directors Ivo Van Hove and Guy Cassiers. Both have recently produced arrangements of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, but this appears to be nothing more than a happy coincidence.

Laudatio: Prof Alain Verschoren