Honorary Doctorates

Honorary doctorates are the highest academic accolade that the University confers without the recipient first having defended a doctoral thesis in Denmark. To qualify for consideration, it is a prerequisite that the individual concerned has conducted extensive and significant research of high international quality.

The vast majority of honorary doctorates are conferred on non-Danish scientists who, as visiting teachers or through international research collaboration, have played a significant role in research and researcher training at the University of Copenhagen.

Honorary doctorates in 2021

This years Honorary doctorates will be published on this page prior to the Commemoration.

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