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Conferment of honorary doctoral degrees

The honorary doctoral degrees of UiO (doctor honoris causa) is given to prominent, mostly foreign, academics. It is awarded without the candidate having passed a dissertation in disputes. Since 1824 UiO has been entitled to appoint honorary doctorates. They are usually appointed every three years at UiO's annual festival on September 2.

Faculty Honorary Doctoral
Faculty of Theology Thomas Kaufmann, Theologische Fakultät, Göttingen, Tyskland
Faculty of Theology Yvonne Sherwood, University of Kent, England
Faculty of Law Patricia Kameri-Mbote, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Faculty of Law David Garland, New York University School of Law, USA
Faculty of Medicine Abraham Haileamlak Mitike, College of Public Health and Medical Sciences, Jimma, Etiopia
Faculty of Medicine Thein Thein Htay, Myanmar
Faculty of Humanities Ellen Bialystok, York University, Toronto, Canada
Faculty of Humanities Prasenjit Duara, Duke University, Durham, England
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Ian Robert Horrocks, University of Oxford, England
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Sylvia Richardson, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge, England
Faculty of Dentistry Malcolm L. Snead, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Faculty of Social Sciences  Jon Elster, Columbia University, New York, USA
Faculty of Social Sciences  Gail Susan Goodman, University of California, USA
Faculty of Educational Sciences Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Göteborgs universitet, Sverige
Rectorate Iris Yassmin Barrios Aguilar, Guatemala
Rectorate Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Mahidol University, Thailand
Published Aug. 29, 2017 9:33 AM - Last modified Sep. 5, 2018 10:24 AM