Doctorate Honoris Causa at USMB

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

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

Honorary Doctors of the USMB

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

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

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

Yves FLÜCKIGER
Rector of the University of Geneva
[Relive the USMB honorary doctorate award ceremony for Yves FLÜCKIGER, February 15, 2019]

Fabiola GIANOTTI
Executive Director of the CERN
[Relive the USMB honorary doctorate award ceremony to Fabiola GIANOTTI, November 27, 2018]

Marcel JEAN
Artistic Director of the Annecy Animation Film Festival and Director General of the Quebec Film Library, Quebec City, Canada
[Relive the USMB Honorary Doctorate Ceremony for Marcel JOHN, June 16, 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, Québec, Canada

Robert ENGLE
2003 Nobel Prize in Economics, 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