Honorary Degrees

Honorary Degrees

Year Recipient Profession Date Conferred
2016 Miguel Ríos Campaña
(1944-)
Spanish musician 20/05/2016
2016 Mateo Valero Cortés
(1952-)
Spanish computer architect and Director of the National Supercomputing Centre (Barcelona) 20/05/2016
2015 Irina Khaleeva
(1946-)
Russian linguist, educationalist and Rector of Moscow State Linguistic University 24/04/2015
2015 Berthold Koletzko
(1954-)
German pediatrician 24/04/2015
2015 Thomas Popkewitz
(1940-)
American educational curriculum theorist 24/04/2015
2014 Álvaro Joaquim de Melo Siza Vieira
(1933-)
Portuguese architect 16/12/2013
2013 Carmen Herrero Blanco
(1948-)
Spanish economist 16/12/2013
2013 Ricardo Uauy Dagach
(1948-)
Chilean nutritionist and pediatrician 16/12/2013
2013 María Ángeles Durán Heras
(1942-)
Spanish sociologist 19/03/2013
2013 Alfonso Castiñeiras Campos
(1942-)
Spanish chemist 19/03/2013
2013 James Casey British historian and expert in Spanish and Latin American history 19/03/2013
2013 Mohamed Jamal Deen
(1955-)
Indo-Guyanese nanotechnology expert 25/05/2012
2012 Gil Carlos Rodríguez Iglesias
(1946-)
Spanish jurist 25/05/2012
2012 Manuel Marín González
(1949-)
Former Vice-President of the European Commission and former president of the Spanish Congress of Deputies 11/05/2012
2012 Manuel Marín González
(1949-)
Former president of the Spanish Congress of Deputies 11/05/2012
2012 Wagner A. Kamakura
(1950-)
Marketing Expert 13/05/2011
2011 José María Castillo Sánchez
(1929-)
Spanish theologist 13/05/2011
2010 Rui Luis Goncalves dos Reis Oporto
(1967-)
Portuguese biochemist 10/05/2010
2010 Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte Hellín
(1960-)
Spanish biochemist 10/05/2010
2010 Mary Josephine Nash Balwich
(1946-)
Spanish feminist historian 10/05/2010
2009 Crispian Scully English odontologist 24/06/2009
2009 Mario Vargas Llosa
(1936-)
Peruvian writer 24/06/2009
2008 Jean Mawhin
(1942-)
Belgian mathematician 30/05/2008
2008 Bernard Vincent
(1941-)
French Hispanist 30/05/2008
2008 José Vida Soria
(1937-)
Spanish labour law expert. Former UGR rector 30/05/2008
2007 Elías Díaz García
(1934-)
Spanish law theorist 11/04/2007
2007 Johanner Lyklema
(1930-)
Dutch physicist 11/04/2007
2007 Peter J. Lang North American psychologist 11/04/2007
2006 Karl Heinz Gosser German jurist 04/05/2006
2006 Pedro Martínez Montávez
(1933-)
Spanish Arabist 04/05/2006
2005 Norman Ernest Borlaug
(1914-2009)
North American biologist. Nobel Prize winner. 14/04/2005
2005 Michel Durand Delgá French geologist 14/04/2005
2004 Kostas E. Tsiropoulos
(1930-)
Greek writer 27/05/2004
2004 H. C. Mult Claus Roxin
(1931-)
German jurist 27/05/2004
2003 Cesare Segre
(1928- )
Italian philologist 06/06/2003
2003 José Jiménez Blanco
(1930-2009)
Spanish sociologist 06/06/2003
2001 Peter Häberle
(1934- )
German constitutional expert 16/11/2001
2001 Joaquín Bosque Maurel
(1924- )
Spanish geographer 16/11/2001
2001 Federico Mayor Zaragoza
(1934-)
Spanish biochemist. Former General Director of UNESCO 18/05/2001
1999 Jose Saramago
(1922-2010)
Portuguese man of letters. Nobel Prize winner 18/05/2001
1999 Manuel Serrano Ríos Spanish nutritionist 08/10/1999
1999 Russel J. Reiter North American doctor 08/10/1999
1999 Michael Posner North American doctor 23/11/1999
1999 Juan de Dios López González Spanish radiologist 06/04/1999
1999 José Manuel Rodríguez Delgado
(1915-)
Spanish physiologist 06/04/1999
1998 Ciril Rozman Bostnar
(1929-)
Slovakian doctor 10/12/1998
1998 Horacio Oliva Aldamiz Spanish doctor 10/12/1998
1997 Fernando Reinoso Suárez
(1927- )
Spanish scientist 08/05/1997
1997 Manuel Díez de Velasco Vallejo
(1926-2009)
Spanish jurist 08/05/1997
1997 Christopher Hubert Llewelyn Smith English physicist. Former director of CERN 08/05/1997
1997 Juan Antonio Samaranch Torelló
(1920-2010)
Spanish businessman and politician 13/02/1997
1996 Salvador Rivas Martínez
(1935-)
Spanish botanist and mountain climber 28/06/1996
1996 Lotfi A. Zadeh
(1921-)
Azerbaijani mathematician 28/06/1996
1995 E. van der Schueren German oncologist 06/05/1995
1994 K. Messmer German surgeon 15/12/1994
1994 Francisco Ayala (1906-2009) Spanish writer and philologist 12/05/1994
1994 Earl E. Rosenthal
(1921-)
North American renaissance art historian 12/05/1994
1994 Gregorio Salvador Caja
(1927-)
Spanish philologist and literary critic 12/05/1994
1994 Gabriel Celaya
(1911-1991)
Spanish poet 14/04/1994
1994 Miguel Querol Gavalda
(1912-2002)
Spanish musicologist 14/04/1994
1993 Manuel Cobo del Rosal
(1935-)
Spanish jurist 14/01/1993
1993 Eugenio Coseriu
(1921-2002)
Romanian linguist 14/01/1993
1991 Antonio Polo Díez Spanish jurist 01/03/1991
1991 Manuel Albaladejo García Spanish jurist 01/03/1991
1991 Rafael Alberti
(1902-1999)
Spanish poet 01/03/1991
1989 Paul Janssen
(1926-2003)
Belgian pharmacologist. Founder of Janssen pharmaceutical company 27/11/1989
1989 Peter Swetly Austrian veterinarian 30/05/1989
1988 Angelo Fiori
(1927-)
Italian doctor 19/02/1988
1988 Roberto Bonini Italian jurisprudence expert 19/02/1988
1988 Rachel Arié French Historian 19/02/1988
1987 Ernesto Cardenal
(1925-)
Nicaraguan poet 01/04/1987
1987 Willy Brandt
(1913-1992)
German politician. Former German president. Nobel Prize winner 25/02/1987
1986 Ludwig Demling
(1921-1995)
German doctor 05/12/1986
1986 John Esten Keller
(1946-)
North American historian 05/12/1986
1986 Allan Randolph Brewer-Carias Venezuelan jurist 05/12/1986
1986 Helmut Wolff German surgeon 27/05/1986
1986 James Desmond Smyth
(1917-1999)
Irish zoologist 17/03/1986
1986 Arthur M. Silverstein North American ophthalmologist 17/03/1986
1986 William van Orman Quine
(1908-2000)
North American mathematician 17/03/1986
1986 Diego Angulo Iñiguez
(1901-1986)
Spanish art historian 17/03/1986
1986 Robert D. Meyers
(1931-2011)
North American Professor of Pharmacology 14/11/1984
1986 Manuel Alvar López
(1923-2001)
Spanish philologist and historian 25/05/1984
1984 Francisco Murillo Ferrol
(1918-2005)
Spanish sociologist 25/05/1984
1984 Luis Sánchez Agesta
(1914-1997)
Spanish jurist. Former UGR rector 25/05/1984
1983 Yuri Anatolievich Ovchinnicov
(1934-1988)
Russian biochemist 20/05/1983
1983 Fernando Sáinz de Bujanda
(1916-1999)
Spanish jurist 13/05/1983
1982 Gordon Barry Pierce Jr.
(1925-)
Canadian doctor 15/05/1982
1981 Andrés Segovia Torres
(1893-1987)
Spanish guitarist 21/06/1981
1981 Roberto Caldeyro Barcia
(1921-1996)
Uruguayan doctor 27/03/1981
1980 Rafael Vara López
(1904-1982)
Spanish doctor 10/06/1980
1976 Geoffrey Wilkinson
(1921-1996)
English chemist. Nobel Prize winner 06/03/1976
1976 Antonio Domínguez Ortiz
(1909-2003)
Spanish historian 06/03/1976
1975 Emilio García Gómez
(1905-1995)
Spanish Arabist 04/06/1975
1975 Juan José Linz Storch de Gracia
(1926-)
Spanish jurist 17/05/1975
1975 Amadou Mahtar M'Bow
(1921-)
Senegalese politician. Former General Director of UNESCO 20/03/1975
1973 Hans Thieme
(1906-2000)
German jurist 25/06/1973
1972 Enrique Gutiérrez Ríos
(1915-1990)
Spanish physicist 20/05/1972
1972 Alexander Sergeevich Spirin
(1931-)
Russian biochemist 20/05/1972
1972 Duran Oro - 20/05/1972
1972 Henri Batiffol
(1905-1989)
French jurist 06/05/1972
1967 Luis Federico Leloir
(1906-1987)
Argentinean biochemist. Nobel Prize winner 29/03/1967
1967 Carl Ferdinand Cori
(1896-1984)
Czechoslovakian biochemist. Nobel Prize winner 29/03/1967
1967 Severo Ochoa
(1905-1993)
Spanish doctor. Nobel Prize winner 29/03/1967
1964 Hans Adolf Krebs
(1900-1981)
German doctor. Nobel Prize winner 18/03/1964
1957 Paul Fallot
(1889-1960)
French geologist 07/10/1957
1955 Hugo Spatz
(1888–1969)
German neurologist 08/03/1955