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Recipients of an honorary degree - from 1975 to 2003


BRODAL  Alf - Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Oslo, Norway

M. CASIMIR - President of the European Society of Physics, and President of the Royal Academy of Science and Letters in Amsterdam

DELAGE Jean-Marie - Director of the Centre for Clinical haematology and immunology, Quebec, Canada

FAZIO Cornelio - Professor of neurology, University of Rome, Italy

GEL’FAND Izrail - Professor at the Faculty of  Mechanics and Mathematics, Moscow, Russia

HERLANT Marc - Professor of histology at the Faculty of Medicine, Brussels, Belgium

LICHTHILL James - Department of Applied mathematics and Theoretical physics, Cambridge, UK

MAYR Ernst - Professor of zoology, Harvard University

WOODWARD Robert - Nobel laureate in chemistry, Professor of chemistry, Harvard University


COOPER Léon - Nobel laureate in physics, Professor of physics, Brown University

CRAMER Harald - Swedish Mathematician and Statistician, Chairman of the Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics Department, Stockholm

GIORDANO Alfonso - Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Milan, Italy

KHAINE V.E - Professor of Structural Geology, University of Moscow, Russia

KUFFLER Stephen - Neurophysiologist

LOWDIN Per Olov - Professor and Chairman of the Department of Quantum Chemistry, Uppsala University, Sweden

OVCHINNIKOV Youri - Professor of Bio Organic Chemistry, in Moscow

TRELLES Oscar - Professor of Neurology, in Lima

TRUMPY Rudolf - Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, fields of chemistry, physics and computer science


ARNOLD Vladimir - Professor of Mathematics, Moscow

DOUNIAU Raymond - Specialist of stomatalogy and maxilo-facial surgery

FANO Ugo - Physicist, a pioneer in Radiological Physics, especially in studying the differences of the biological effects between X-rays and neutrons.

LAX Peter - Hungarian Mathematician, specialist in Fluid Dynamics and in Scientific Computing

PORTER Keith - Cytologist

RUNCORN Stanley - Physicist

STORK Gilbert - Chemist

De WARDENER Hugh - Doctor of Medicine, Nephrologist


DESLONGCHAMPS Pierre - Chemist in the field of organic chemistry

DE GIORGI Ennio - Mathematician at the University and the Normal School of Pisa, Italy

CHUNG Kai Lai - Mathematician, Stanford University

CRAIG Harmon -Professor of chemical Oceanography

SELDIN Donald -Chairman of the School of Medicine, Dallas 


BENSON Andrew - Professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography University of California, San Diego, United-States

CASTERMANS André - Professor and Chairman of the Maxillo-facial and Plastic Surgery Department, University of Liege, Belgium

JORTNER Joshua - Professor of physics and chemistry, University of Tel-Aviv, Israel

LILLEHEI Walton - Surgeon in Minneapolis, United-States

A.MARADUDIN Alexei - Professor and Head of the Physics Department, University of California, Irvine, United-States

MIZOHATA Sigeru - Professor in the Department of Mathematics, University of Kyoto, Japan

ROMAN Hershel - Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, Seattle, United-States

SANJEEVI RAO - Vice-Minister of the electronics industry to the Prime Minister, Government of India

WASSERBURG Gerald Joseph - Professor at the California Institute of Technology, United-States


CARLESON Lennart - Professor in a Department of Mathematics, Sweden

GINGRAS Gustave - Professor of Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), Canada

GOZZINI Adriano - Physicist, professor at the Normal School (Scuola Normale Superior), Italy, research in interactions between the atoms and the photons

MAGNELI Arne- Professor of Chemistry, Sweden

PLAZA DE LOS REYES TAPIA Mario -Professor of Medicine, Chile

SEIBOLD Eugen -Professor at the Geology Institute of the University of  Freiburg

SIGEL Bernard - Professor of surgery at the Medical College of Pennsylvania

TEMIN Howard -Nobel Laureate in Medicine, Professor of the Cancer Research Institute, United-States


ARCHI Gian Gualberto - Former Chief Education Officer of the University of  Florence, Italy

FARNSWORTH E. Allan- Professor, Law School, Columbia

HIGUCHI Yoïchi -Professor, Law School, Tokyo

SPILIOTOPOULOS Epaminondas -Professor, Law School, Athens

VAN CAENEGEM Raoul -Member of the Royal Academy for Sciences and the Arts, Belgium


BROWDER Félix - Mathematician,  specialist of functional non-linear analysis and of partial differential equations, United-States

KAHN Ronald - Medicine, diabetologist, United-States

KAWAI Tsuyoshi - Maxillo-facial Surgery, Japan

MARMONT Alberto - Haematology, a pioneer in allogeneic marrow transplantation, Italy

MOSER Jürgen - Mathematician, specialist in functional analysis, celestial mechanics,  la théorie des circuits électriques et la géométrie différentielle, Suisse

SCHWINGER Julian - Physicist, specialist of Modern quantum electrodynamics, United-States

SOMORJAI Gabor - Chemist, United-States

TSURUTA Teiji- Chemist, specialist of Polymers Chemistry, Japan


AUSTEN Karl- Medicine, professor at Harvard Medical School

BRENNER Barry -Medicine, professor at Harvard Medical School

CERCIGNANI Carlo- Professor at Politecnico in Milan

LEHMAN Israël- Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine

RABINOWITZ Paul- Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Department of mathematics

REINBOTH R. - Professor the Mayence faculty, sexual morphology and cytology

SCOTT Alastair- Professor at the Center for NMR biology, United-States

YANG Chen Ning -Professor in New York, theoretical physicist


CRONIN James - Professor  of Physics at the University of Chicago

GOTTLIEB David - Mathematician, numerical analysis, Brown University

HABER Jerzy - Member of the Academy of Sciences, Poland

LEVINE Arnold - Department of molecular biology ; Princeton University

NUSSENBLATT Robert - Director of the National Eye Institute, National Institute of Health in Bethesda

PAUL William - Professor of physics, Chair « Gordon McKay » of aerodynamics and applied mathematics, Harvard University

SCHMIDT Wolfgang - Professor of mathematics, University of Colorado

ZAPF Jürgen- Professor of endocrinology and diabetology, University of Zurich


BARDIN Wayne-Specialist in reproduction endocrinology

COTTON Albert - Chemist, specialist in the chemistry of the transition metals

DAGAN Gédéon - Earth Sciences, University of Tel-Aviv, specialist in fluids dynamics in porous medium

DYNKIN Eugène - Mathematician

MARRUS Richard - Professor of physics, University of California, Berkeley

MONCADA Salvador - Biology, discovery of the  prostacyclin molecules, inhibitors and the EDRF (endothelium-derived relaxing factor)

PETERS Keith- Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Cambridge University ; Doctor in medicine intern at the Addenbrooke University Hospital

SMALE Steve - Mathematician, University of Berkeley



M. DINCA           


M. MANIN         

M. PINES            

Mme QUYNH HOA        

M. RICE               

M. ROSSIER       


COLL SECK Awa - Professor of medicine, University of Dakar

VARADHAN Srinivasa - Mathematician, New York University

NATH Indira - Professor of biology, Institute for Medical Sciences, New Delhi

KOUMANOV Kamen - Professor of biochemistry, Institute of biophysics, Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

MATIYASEVICH Yuri Vladimirovich - Head of the mathematical logic laboratory, Stéklov Institute, Saint-Petersburg

MELCHIORRI Francesco-Professor of astrophysics, « La Sapienza » University, Rome, Italy

OTTEN M. E. W. - Professor of physics at the Institute of Physics, University of Gutenberg, Mayence

PENCZK Stanislaw- Head of the department of  macromolecular chemistry, Centre for molecular and macromolecular studies in Lodz


BRASSEUR Guy-Pierre - Head of the Meteorology department, Max Planck Institute, Hambourg, Germany

DAUBECHIES Ingrid - Professor of mathematics, Princeton University, United-States

KASHIWARA Masaki - Professor of mathematics, Institute for mathematical sciences research, Kyoto, Japan

MELFI Adolpho Jose - Chancellor of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

MULLER Achim -Professor of chemistry, University of Bielefeld, Germany

RABIOU DIALLO Sanita -Doctor in Medicine in Niamey, Niger

SINGER Isadore. - Professor of mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United-States

THOMSON Ann Jennifer - Professor of biology, University of Cape Town, South Africa


Alain Beaudet - CEO of the Fund for health research, Quebec

Debra W. Stewart -President of the Council of graduate Schools

Ricardo Ehrlich - Mayor of de Montevidéo

Walter G. Gehring - Professor of cellular biology, University of Bâle

Shinzo Watanabe - Professor of mathematics, University of Kyoto, Japan

Rodney Ewing - Professor of geology, University of Michigan

Gilbert Paquette - Professor at the TV-University of Quebec

Bernard Roth - Professor of mechanical engineering, Stanford University