The doctoral conferment ceremony is the major annual ceremony and academic feast at which the University faculties award and honour those who have completed a doctorate during the year. At the same time, other prominent individuals who are appointed honorary doctors are honoured. The new doctors are honoured with external signs of the doctoral dignity: diploma, ring, hat or laurel wreath – the insignia of the doctorate.
For honorary doctoral appointments, LTH wants to strengthen the image of LTH as a prominent, modern and professional university that creates – for the benefit of the world. To be awarded an honorary doctorate from LTH is testament to great appreciation. It is not possible to be conferred an honorary doctorate from LTH if you already have a doctorate from the same University.
Honorary Doctorates 2019
José van Dijck
Professor José van Dijck is appointed honorary doctorate for her outstanding achievements in the boundaries that exist between technology and social sciences.
Professor Tord Kjellström is appointed honorary doctorate for outstanding research and dedicated dissemination of knowledge in areas related to climate, environment and global health.
Dr Arne Staby is appointed honorary doctorate for his internationally successful and strategically important work within the subject areas of biological medicine and biotechnology.