Doctorate Honoris Causa at USMB

Since its creation in 1918, the honorary doctorate has been one of the most prestigious distinctions awarded by universities to honour personalities of foreign nationality for outstanding services to science, literature or the arts, to France or to the university.

Since its creation in 1979, USMB has honoured sixteen personalities, including two Nobel Prize winners, in various disciplines: art, literature, humanities, law, basic sciences and economics.

The honorary doctors of USMB

Ulla TØRNÆS
Former Minister, former Member of the European Parliament, Danish MP
[Relive the ceremony of awarding the honorary doctorate of the USMB to Ulla Tørnæs, 26 November 2019]

Claudia Lima MARQUES
Professor of Private Law at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre (Brazil)
[Relive the ceremony of awarding the honorary doctorate of the USMB to Claudia Lima MARQUES, 11 July 2019]

Gianmaria AJANI
Rector of the University of Turin
[Relive the ceremony of awarding the honorary doctorate of the USMB to Gianmaria AJANI, 15 February 2019]

Yves FLÜCKIGER
Rector of the University of Geneva
[Replay the ceremony of awarding the honorary doctorate of the USMB to Yves FLÜCKIGER, 15 February 2019]

Fabiola GIANOTTI
Director General of CERN
[Replay the ceremony of awarding the honorary doctorate of the USMB to Fabiola GIANOTTI, 27 November 2018]

Marcel JEAN
Artistic Director of the Annecy Animation Film Festival and Director General of the Quebec Film Library, Quebec, Canada
[Relive the ceremony of awarding the honorary doctorate of the USMB to Marcel JEAN, 16 June 2018]

Jean ZIEGLER
Member of the Advisory Committee of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland

Ghislain BOURQUE
Rector of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada

Robert ENGLE
Nobel Prize in Economics in 2003, University of California at San Diego, USA

Carlo RUBBIA
Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984, CERN, Italy

Norberto BOBBIO
Professor of Philosophy, University of Turin, Italy

Rubini SOERIA-ATMADJA
Professor of Geology, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Keba MBAYE
Lawyer, former President of the Supreme Court of Senegal, Dakar

Erwin PARTHÉ
Professor of Chemistry, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Spyros CALOGEROPOULOS STRATIS
Professor of Law, former Rector of the Schools of Political, Economic and Commercial Sciences of Athens, Greece

Lionello SOZZI
Professor of Letters, University of Turin, Italy