Thursday, 4 April 2019 

On Thursday 4 April 2019 the University of Antwerp confered its honorary degrees on four eminent scientists and Nobel Peace Prize winner 2018 Dr Denis Mukwege. 

The ceremony was preceded by master classes led by the honorary doctors. 

Honorary degrees

The University of Antwerp will confer its honorary degrees on four eminent scientists and a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Overview honorary doctors 

Dr Denis Mukwege 

Denis Mukwege

Dr Denis Mukwege will receive an honorary degree in recognition of his expertise and accomplishments in the field of gynecology and maternal health care, and more specifically his actions with regard to sexual violence as director of the Panzi Hospital.

Prof Mathias Dewatripont 

Mathias Dewatripont

Prof Mathias Dewatripont (Université Libre de Bruxelles and honorary vice-governor of the National Bank of Belgium) will receive an honorary degree in recognition of his contributions in the field of the theory of incentives and his scientifically based policy contributions to the prudential regulation of financial institutions.

Prof Heidi Larson 

Heidi Larson

Prof Heidi Larson (London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine) in recognition of her expertise in the field of vaccine confidence and hesitancy.

Prof Jane Lubchenco 

Jane Lubchenco

Prof Jane Lubchenco (Oregon State University) in recognition of her expertise in the field of marine ecology and environment science.

Prof Xavier Maldague 

Xavier Maldague

Prof Xavier Maldague received an honorary degree of UAntwerp in recognition of his expertise in the field of infrared thermography. He was proposed by the Faculty of Applied Engineering.

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Prof Muyembe
Following his VLIR-UOS honorary doctorate, Prof Jean-Jacques Muyembe gave a master class at UAntwerp, 15 May 2019. Prof Jean-Jacques Muyembe (DR Congo) is director of the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale and a professor at the University of Kinshasa. 

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Following his VLIR-UOS honorary doctorate, Prof Muyembe gives a master class at UAntwerp, 15 May 2019. Read more and register now