Prof. Izzeldin Abuelaish

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 8 p.m. (local Belgium time)

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

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

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"I shall not hate"

Prof. Izzeldin Abuelaish receives an honorary degree in recognition of his contributions to the empowerment of girls and young women.

Prof. Christine Petit

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 1 p.m.(local Belgium time)

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

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

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Prof. Jane Mansbridge

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 7 p.m. (local Belgium time)

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

Masterclass: The Future of Democracy'

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Em Prof Onora O’Neill

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 2 p.m.(local Belgium time)

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

Em. Prof. Onora O'Neill will teach her masterclass in the fall.

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Prof Anne Lacaton en Prof Jean Philippe Vassal

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 7 p.m. (local Belgium time)

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