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Honorary Doctors

The doctoral conferment ceremony is held each year at the end of May or beginning of June in Lund Cathedral. At the ceremony, the faculties honour some outstanding individuals who are presented with honorary doctorates. On this page, you can see the faculty's honorary doctors from 1996 onwards.

People with laurel wreaths and hats on their heads. Photo.

2022

Kerstin Johannesson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Georg Kresse, University of Vienna, Austria.

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2021

Melissa Franklin, Harvard University, USA.

Clifford Woodward, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia.

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2020

Mary Higby Schweitzer, North Carolina State University, USA.

Thomas Henning, Heidelberg University, Germany.

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2019

Stanley Micklavzina, University of Oregon, USA.

Karin Åkerfeldt, Haverford College, USA.

Read about the honorary doctors 2019

2018

Peter Cederström, Sweden.

Anne Borg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.

2017

Londa Schiebinger, Stanford University, USA.

2016

Nils Forshed, Sweden.

Gerd Grubb, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2015

Karen Luise Knudsen, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Yeshayahu Talmon, Technion, Israel.

2014

Christina Moberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

Nils Mårtensson, Uppsala University, Sweden.

2013

Fredrik Sjöberg, Sweden.

Rolf Heuer, CERN, Switzerland.

2012

Bryan Webber, United Kingdom.

Robert K Thomas, United Kingdom.

2011

Michael Graetzel, Switzerland.

Mario Tassinari, Sweden.

2010

Peter Varga, Austria.

Michael Perryman, Netherlands.

2009

Linda Thõny-Meyer, Switzerland.

Högni Hansson, Sweden.

2008

Berndt Kromer, Germany.

Peter D. Lax, USA.

2007

Sir David J Read, United Kingdom.

Matthias Scheffler, Germany.

2006

Arthur Bienenstock, USA.

Bernard Cabane, France.

2005

  • Vladilen Letokhov, Russia.
  • Wittko Francke, Germany.
  • Rienk van Grondelle, Netherlands.

2004


  • Sine Larsen, Denmark.
  • Jacques M Beckers, Netherlands.
  • Bertil Larsson, Sweden.

2003


  • Rüdiger Wehner, Switzerland.
  • 
Ahmed H Zewail, USA.
  • 
Ernst Hairer, Switzerland.


2002


Barry William Ninham, Australian National University, Australia.

Lennart Linder-Aronson, Sweden.

2001

Brian A C Ackrell, University of California, USA.

2000


Robert R Hessler, USA.

1999

Maria B Garber, Russia.

Lorenzo J Curtis, USA

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1998

Jakob P Bondorf, Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark.

John B Birks, University of Bergen, Norway.

1996

David Leckrone, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), USA.

Colin Pennycuick, United Kingdom.