Honorary Doctorates

Uppsala University's honorary doctors 2020.
Uppsala University's honorary doctors 2020. Viet Thanh Nguyen, standing leftmost in the rear row, was nominated by the Department of Modern Languages. Photo: Danish Saroee

The title of honorary doctor, doctor honoris causa, is conferred upon academics, primarily from abroad, who have established ties with Swedish academic researchers or other individuals who have not taken a doctorate through academic studies but should clearly be inducted into the research community. These honorary doctors, confered by the Faculty of Languages, were suggested byt the Department of Modern Languages.

2020

  • Nguyen. Viet Thanh, FDhc, professor, University of Southern California, USA

2019

  • Fries-Gedin, Lena, FDhc, translator, Härnösand, Sweden

2018

  • Gosselin, Laurent, FDhc, professor, Université de Rouen, France

2013

  • Zaliznjak, Andrej Anatoljevitj, FDhc, professor, the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia

2010

  • Prandi, Michele, FDhc, professor in linguistics, University of Genoa, Italy

2008

  • Krysko, Vadim, FDhc, professor, Vinogradov Russian Language Institute, Moscow, Russia

2006

  • Walter, Jan Erik, FDhc, master of arts, teacher at the Swedish Armed Forces Intelligence and Security Centre, translator, author

2005

  • Bäckström, Annika, FDhc, Licentiate of Arts, translator, author
  • Kleiber, Georges, FDhc, professor in general linguistics, University of Strasbourg,  France
  • Wilmet, Marc, FDhc, professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium 

2003

  • Sandels, Marianne, FDhc, Licentiate of Arts, translator

2002

  • Ducrot, Oswald, FDhc, professor, Paris, France

1998

  • Keresztes, László, professor emeritus in Finno-Ugric languages at Debrecen University, Hungary

1994

  • Alhoniemi, Alho, professor emeritus in Finno-Ugric languages at the University of Turku, Finland

1980

  • Wladimir Admoni

1972

  • Marcel Reich-Ranicki