UGent grants honorary doctorates on 22 March
(09-01-2013) The board of Ghent University has decided which researchers willen be awarded with an honorary doctorate in recognition for their scientific merit. Ghent University grants the honorary doctorates on the academic session Dies Natalis on 22 March.
The honorary doctorates for scientific merit are awarded to individuals who have shown a great merit in academic education, scientific research and social and scientific services.
This year, five faculties of UGent and the Vlerick Leuven Ghent Management School could nominate a researcher.
The honorary doctorate from the faculty of Arts and Philosophy goes to Prof Elisabeth Crouzet-Pavan, professor of medieval history at the Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne (France).
On the recommendation of the faculty of Law, Professor Françoise Tulkens receive an honorary doctorate. Until this year, she was judge at the European Court of Human Rights.
In the faculty of Veterinary Medicine Professor Lynn Enquist is celebrated with an honorary doctorate. Professor Enquist's virology professor at Princeton University (USA).
The faculty of Bioscience Engineering has an honorary doctorate to Professor James Clark, director of the Green Chemistry Center at University of York (UK).
For the faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, an honorary doctorate is awarded to Dr Rudi Pauwels, top researcher and founder of several biotechnology companies (Tibotec, Virco, Galapagos Genomics, MDxHealth, Biocartis).