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Åbo Akademi University Honorary Doctors

The first conferral ceremony at Åbo Akademi University was held in 1927 for both Master’s and Doctor’s degrees. Since then, Åbo Akademi University has conferred Honorary Doctors at every following conferral ceremony (joint or arranged by individual faculties).

The Honorary Doctors are listed below.

 

1934 Doctoral Conferral Ceremony at the Faculty of Theology at Åbo Akademi University (10th anniversary)

Honorary Doctors:

Bohlin, Torsten
Brilioth, Yngve
Grönstrand, Theodor
Lindblom, Johannes
Takolander, Gustaf
Wrede, Rabbe

1947 Doctoral Conferral Ceremony

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy:

Holmberg, Eric
Montell, Justus

1948 Joint Conferral Ceremony, Master’s and Dcotor’s degrees

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy:

Andersson, Amos
Brethius, Axel
Cornell, Henrik
Grönblom, Berndt
Tegengren, Jacob
Åkerblom, Kristian Wilhelm

Honorary Doctor of Theology:

Eidem, Erling

Honorary Doctor of Social Sciences:

Montgomery, Arthur

Honorary Doctors of Technology:

Lindroos, Johan Theodor
Sarlin, Emil

1955 Doctoral Conferral Ceremony at the Faculty of Theology at Åbo Akademi University

Honorary Doctors:

Bring, Ragnar
Sentzke, Geert

1958 Conferral Ceremony for Honorary Doctors at the School of Business at Åbo Akademi University

Honorary Doctors:

Qvist, Walter
Rettig von, Hans
Törngren, Ralf

 1963 Conferral Ceremony at the Faculty of Chemistry and Technology at Åbo Akademi University

Honorary Doctors:

Malm, Carl Johan
Serlachius, Erik R
Terjesen, Sven G

 1964 Doctoral Conferral Ceremony at the Faculty of Theology at Åbo Akademi University (40th anniversary)

Honorary Doctors:

Kinder, Ernst
Olsson, Herbert
Sundwall, Johannes
Viderø, Finn

 1968 Joint Doctoral Conferral Ceremony

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy:

Colliander, Tito
Donner, Heinrich Wolfgang
Howard, Leon
Järvi, Osmo Henrik
Jorpes, Johan Erik
Kekkonen, Urho Kaleva
Laxness, Halldór Kiljan
Lönnroth, Nils Erik Magnus
Möller, Christian
Ravila, Paavo Ilmari

Honorary Doctors of Theology:

Ahlfors, Lars Valerian
Stenwall (till 1923 Sulonen), Edvin

Honorary Doctors of Social Sciences:

Fagerholm, Karl-August
Nordström, Werner Edward

Honorary Doctors of Technology:

Hultin, Sven Olof
Nordman, Lars Sigurdsson
Sarlin, Johan Erik
Wrede, Kenneth Alexander

1974 Doctoral Conferral Ceremony at the Faculty of Theology at Åbo Akademi University (50th anniversary)

Honorary Doctors:

Andersén, Harald
Ewalds, Erik
Forsberg, John
Harjunpää, Toivo
Nikula, Sigrid
Thors, Carl-Erik

1977 Conferral Ceremony for Honorary Doctors at the School of Business at Åbo Akademi University (50th anniversary)

Honorary Doctors:

Grandell, Axel
Johnsen, Erik
Lassenius, Tor-Erik

1978 Doctoral Conferral Ceremony

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy:

Atterling, Nils Hugo Daniel
Bergman, Erik Valdemar
Honko, Lauri Olavi
Jansson, Tove Marika
Norberg, Dag Ludvig
Palmgren, Pontus
Sandberg, Finn
Schantz von, Finn
Torvalds, Ole Torvald Elis

Honorary Doctors of Theology:

Claesson, Stig Melker
Haikola, Lauri Robert
Nyman, Bruno Waldemar
Surakka, Ari

Honorary Doctors of Social Sciences:

Allardt, Erik Anders
Schauman, Georg August, Henrik
Törnqvist, Leo Waldemar

Honorary Doctor of Economy

Koivisto, Mauno Henrik

Honorary Doctors of Technology:

Flood, Håkon
Honkasalo, Jorma Bruno
Raade, Tauno Uolevi

Jubilee Doctors:

Ekwall, Per
Hausen, Hans Magnus
Pehrman, Gunnar Edvard

1981 Conferral Ceremony for Honorary Doctor

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy:

Taxell, Lars Erik

1984 Doctoral Conferral Ceremony at the Faculty of Theology at Åbo Akademi University (60th anniversary)

Honorary Doctors:

Metropolitan Mihail
Ringgren, Helmer
Sundqvist, Alfons
Parvio, Martti

1988 Joint Doctoral Conferral Ceremony

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy:

Allén, Sture
Baltscheffsky, Sture
Gräsbeck, Gottfrid Gustaf Unosson
Lindman, Björn Olof
Nilsson, John Martin
Salomaa, Arto Kustaa
Schildt, Gustaf Ernst Göran
Tallgren, Carl Olof Kristian
Virrankoski, Pentti Akseli

Honorary Doctors of Theology:

Klockars, Birgit
Strothmann, Werner
Träskman, Karl Gunnar

Honorary Doctors of Social Sciences:

Jakobsson, Max
Olsen, Johan Peder

Honorary Doctors of Economy

Näslund, Bertil
Paunio, Jouko

Honorary Doctors of Technology:

Asbjörnsen, Odd Andreas
Gullichsen, Johan Erik
Lindberg, Jarl Johan

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy (Education)

Cavonius, Gösta Edvin
Krogerus, Harry
Magne, Olof Ernst Fredrik

1990 The 350th anniversary of Higher Education, Doctoral Conferral Ceremony for Honorary Doctors

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy:

Hans Majestät Konung Carl XVI Gustaf av Sverige
Granit, Arthur Ragnar
von Wright, Georg Henrik

Honorary Doctor of Theology:

Wiesel, Eliel

Honorary Doctor at the Faculty of Economy and Social Sciences:

Wold, Herman Ole Andreas

Honorary Doctor of Technology:

Ihamuotila, Veikko Artturi

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (Education)

Bruun, Patrik Magnus

 1993 Joint Doctoral Conferral Ceremony

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy:

Bringéus, Nils Arvid
Carafoli, Ernesto
Friberg, Stig Erik
Granö, Olavi
Järv, Harry Johannes
Kohonen, Teuvo Kalevi
Lagström, John Axelsson
Lehto, Olli
Loit, Aleksander
Lundberg, Ulla-Lena

Honorary Doctors of Theology:

Kurtén, Alvar Gideon
Lönning, Inge Johan

Honorary Doctors of Social Sciences:

Bonsdorff von, Göran Edvard
Jansson, Jan-Magnus
Opsahl, Torkel
Swedner, Hugo Harry Rodney Harald

Honorary Doctor of Economy

Langholm, Odd

Honorary Doctors of Technology:

Cable, Michael
Kettunen, Jyrki Kullervo,
Villadsen, John Villads

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy (Education):

Lahdes, Erkki Lauri Kalervo

1999 Doctoral Conferral Ceremony at the Faculty of Theology at Åbo Akademi University (75th anniversary)

Honorary Doctors:

Albrektson, Alf Bertil
Brohed, Nils Ingmar
Jeffner, Bror Anders Göran
Sigfrids, Elly Matilda, f. Jern

1999 Doctoral Conferral Ceremoni at Österbottens högskola (25th anniversary) for the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Caring Science at Åbo Akademi University 

Honorary Doctors:

Homén, Carl-Olof
Kansanen, Pertti Johannes
Lundberg, Ingvar P
McRae, Kenneth, D
Sinkkonen, Sirkka Esteri
Vikström, John Edvin

2002 Doctoral Conferral Ceremony

Honorary Doctors, Faculty of Arts:

Lindencrona, Gustaf Carl Alvarez
Stewart, Rachel Whitesides
Torvalds, Meta (Elin Margareta)

Honorary Doctor, Faculty of Theology

Ellingsen, Svein

Honorary Doctors, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

Lipponen, Paavo Tapio
Törnudd, Klaus Mattias
Engwall, Lars Otto Victor

Honorary Doctors, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Jansson, Bengt-Owe
Ralston, John

Honorary Doctors, Faculty of Chemistry and Technology

Granholm, Martin Gustav
Grossmann, Ignacio Emilio

Honorary Doctors, Faculty of Education

Anttila, Pirkko-Maija Kaarina
Lybeck, Leif Agne Emil

Honorary Doctor, Faculty of Social Sciences and Caring Science

Andersson, Claes-Johan

2005 Doctoral Conferral Ceremony, 20.5.2005

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy:

Arov, Damir
Augustson, Karl
Lindström, Caj-Gunnar
Pihlaja, Kalevi
Plant, Jane A
Widmark, Gun

Honorary Doctor of Theology:

Selander, Sven-Åke

Honorary Doctors of Social Sciences:

Lindman, Åke
Tikkanen, Märta

Honorary Doctor of Economy:

Keen, Peter G W

Honorary Doctors of Technology:

Mattsson, Björn
Moulijn, Jacob A

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy (Education)

Pramling Samuelsson, Ingrid
Westbury, Ian

Jubilee Doctors (Technology):

Bruun, Henrik
Forss, Bengt

2008 Doctoral Conferral Ceremony, 23.5.2008

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy:

Boucht, Birgitta
von Heijne, Gunnar
Linna, Markku
Morimoto, Richard I
von Wright, Johan

Honorary Doctor of Theology:

Wikström, Owe

Honorary Doctors of Social Sciences:

Arbour, Louise
Stenius, Yrsa

Honorary Doctors of Economy:

Kronberg, Johan
Wiklöf, Anders

Honorary Doctors of Technology:

Neuvo, Yrjö
Tóth, Klára

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy (Education):

Lester, Jr, Frank K.
Takala, Sauli

Jubilee doctor (Philosophy):

Salminen, Johannes

2011 Doctoral Conferral Ceremony, 20.5.2011

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and the Department for Psychology and Logopedics:

Rosing, Hans

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education:

Benner, Dietrich

Honorary Doctor of Theology, Faculty of Theology:

Jarlert, Anders

Honorary Doctor of Economics, Division for Social Sciences:

Carsrud, Alan
Kantola, Birgitta

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy, Division for Social Sciences:

Broo, Roger
Hadenius, Axel
Numminen, Mauri Antero
Rosas, Allan

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy, Department of Natural Sciences and Department of Biosciences:

Rosenberg, Rutger
Sariciftci, Niyazi Serdar

Honorary Doctor of Technology, Department of Information Technologies and Department of Chemical Engineering:

Dam-Johansen, Kim

Jubilee Doctors (Technology) Department of Information Technologies and Department of Chemical Engineering:

Kivalo, Pekka
Wänninen, Erkki

2014 Doctoral Conferral Ceremony, 23.5.2014

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and the Department for Psychology and Logopedics:

Götz, Thomas
Strömholm, Stig

Honorary Doctor of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and the Department for Psychology and Logopedics:

Martin, Nadine

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education:

Andersson, Håkan

Honorary Doctor of Theology, Faculty of Theology:

Tamcke, Martin

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy, Division for Social Sciences:

Ahtisaari, Martti
Holmberg, Sören
Ingwersen, Peter
Kartio, Leena

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy, Department of Natural Sciences and Department of Biosciences:

Bergman, Tor
Bäckvall, Jan-Erling
Rades, Thomas

Honorary Doctor of Technology, Department of Information Technologies and Department of Chemical Engineering:

Floudas, Christodoulos A.
Rozenberg, Grzegorz

Jubilee Doctor, Department of Natural Sciences and Department of Biosciences:

Sjöberg, Boris

2016 Doctoral Conferral Ceremony, 27.5.2016

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology:

Hirdman, Yvonne
Sund, Lars

Honorary Doctor of Theology, Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology:

Grenholm, Carl-Henrik

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy (Education), Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies:

Pinar, William
Rönnerman, Karin

Honorary Doctor of Social Sciences, Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies:

Kangas, Olli

Honorary Doctors of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics:

Lindqvist, Herman
Marcusson, Lena
Rose, Lawrence E.

Honorary Doctor of Economy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics:

Grönroos, Christian

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy, Faculty of Sicence and Engineering:

Ellenberg, Jan
Jacks, Gunnar
Teir-Lehtinen, Carola

Honorary Doctor of Technology, Faculty of Sicence and Engineering:

Levitt, Raymond E.

Jubilee Doctor (Theology), Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology:

Vikström, John

 2018 Doctoral conferral ceremony, 25.5.2018

Jubilee Doctors, Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology:

Grönvik, Lorenz
Storå, Nils

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology:

Gardell, Jonas
Kähkönen, Sirpa

Honorary Doctor of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology:

Castro, Mariela

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies:

Mikkola, Armi

Honorary Doctor of Health Sciences, Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies:

Bergbom, Ingegerd

Honorary Doctors of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics:

Kleinman, Jan
Londén, Laura
Nurmi, Hannu

Honorary Doctor of Economy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics:

Vesterbacka, Peter

Jubilee Doctors, Faculty of Sicence and Engineering:

Eklund, Dan
Nyman, Ebbe

Honorary Doctors of Philosophy, Faculty of Sicence and Engineering:

Hallberg, Anders
Stenseth, Nils Christian

Honorary Doctors of Technology, Faculty of Sicence and Engineering:

Cronberg, Tarja
Keiski, Riitta

 

Updated 28.5.2018