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Doctors Honoris Causa

This degree is a mark of honorary distinction given to a scientist outside our institution. UPMC first issued the title of doctor honoris causa in 1975.
So far, close to 130 scientists have received this honor.

The Doctors honoris causa ceremony: an academic tradition

Held every two years, this ceremony honors not only the scientific excellence of men and women, all of whom are involved the advancement of science, but also their commitment to humanism and their contribution to the evolution of society as a whole. In the context of an internationalization of knowledge, UPMC has maintained this tradition that builds bonds with the university’s foreign peers and encourages borderless cooperation between researchers throughout the world.


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