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Karna Lidmar Bergström recieves her laurel and prize
Honorary doctor Karna Lidmar Bergström at the Prize Ceremony in 2018.
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Honorary Doctors

Those who have had great significance for research or education at the Faculty of Science, or otherwise contributed to the knowledge of our faculty, can be appointed an honorary doctorate by the Faculty. An honorary doctorate may also be appointed to those who otherwise deserves a PhD, through the efforts of faculty interests.

Honorary doctors at the Faculty of Science 2020

Professor Remigio Cabrera Trujillo 

Professor Remigio Cabrera Trujillo
Professor Remigio Cabrera Trujillo.

Professor Remigio Cabrera Trujillo from Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) has been named as an honorary doctor at the University of Gothenburg. Professor Trujillo is a leading atomic physics theorist who studies atomic collision processes. 

Since 2015, Professor Trujillo has been responsibility for the exchange that the Department of Physics at the University of Gothenburg has had with UNAM-Cuernavaca. His research includes time-dependent studies on dispersion, chemical reactions, and processes related to vibration and rotation, excitation and ionisation. His research has resulted in around 100 publications in leading journals, and he is the editor of the prestigious journal Advances in Quantum Chemistry. Professor Trujillo has contributed to strengthening the international aspects at the Faculty of Science.

Maria Flinck, garden historian, ethnologist and author

Maria Flinck
Maria Flinck

Garden historian, ethnologist and author Maria Flinck from Bromma has been named an honorary doctor of philosophy at the University of Gothenburg. She is seen as a pioneer in establishing the profession of garden antiquarian, and through her efforts and prize-winning writing, she has strengthened research in historic conservation. 

Maria Flinck, born in 1957, has a BA in ethnology and art history from the University of Stockholm. She has worked within historic conservation for four decades, and today is a central authority within Swedish research on garden history. Maria Flinck’s knowledge of archives and source materials within the research field is unrivalled. She has developed care programmes for hundreds of historic gardens and, as a pioneering garden antiquarian, she has been crucial for the profession’s establishment and recognition.

Maria Flinck has also made important contributions as an author of scholarly and popular science text within historic preservation. Her book “Tusen år i trädgården, från sörmländska herrgårdar och bakgårdar” (1994) [One thousand years in gardens, from Sörmland manor homes to the back yard] was awarded the 1995 August Prize and has been of immeasurable importance for garden history research.

2010

FRIZELL, Bengt
Naturvårdsintendent, Länstyrelsen i Västra Götaland.

HEYWOOD, Karen
Professor, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.

2011

BOONE, Charles M.
Professor, University of Toronto, Canada.

2012

MASON, Randall F.
Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

POWER, Deborah M.
Professor, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal.

2013

ANDERSEN, Tom
Professor, University of Oslo, Norway.

2014

WENBLAD, Axel
Chairman of the board of the Swedish World Wide Fund for Nature

2015

ZHISHENG, An
Professor,Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shaanxi Province, China.

THIEDE, Jörn
Professor, Helmholtz-Center for Ocean Research GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany.

2016

BUTLIN, Roger
Professor, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.

ODEGAARD, Nancy
Professor, Drachman Institute, University of Arizona, USA.

2017

EKDAHL, Annika
Textile artist

YAO, Tandong
Professor and director, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences

2018

LIDMAR-BERGSTRÖM, Karna
Professor emerita, Stockholm University

2019

ELAND, John H.D.
Professor, Oxford University, United Kingdom

2000

BÖDDI, Béla (b. 1950)
Professor, Eötvös Lorand University, Hungary.

FARRELL, Anthony P. (b. 1952)
Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

JENNINGS, S. Gerard (b. 1943)
Professor, University of Galway, Ireland.

TOENNIES, Jan Peter (b. 1930)
Professor, Max Planck Institut fuer Strömungsforschung.

2001

ANDERSSON, Bengt (b. 1940)
Teacher, Flatåsskolan, Göteborg.

LILIENBERG, Per (1931-2002)
Principal, Gerleborgsskolan, Dingle.

MADDEN, Dean (b. 1960)
University of Reading, England.

SCHOLLAR, John (b. 1950)
University of Reading, England.

2002

ALLER, Robert (b. 1950)
Professor, Marine Sciences Research Center, USA.

BONAMI, Aline (b. 1944)
Professor, Université d'Orléans, France.

ORLOV, Nikolai (b. 1952)
Zoological institute of RAS, Russia.

RYVARDEN, Leif (b. 1935)
Professor, University of Oslo, Norway.

2003

FANKLIN, Craig (b. 1961)
Professor, University of Queensland, Australien.

GRIGG, Gordon (b. 1942)
Professor, University of Queensland, Australien.

HANSSON, Hans G. (b. 1945)
Intendent, Tjärnö marinbiologiska laboratorium.

KIELLAND-BRANDT, Morten C. (b. 1944)
Professor, Carlsberg Laboratory, Denmark.

2004

JOHANSSON, Bengt O. H. (b. 1934)
Visiting professor, Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg.

LINDÉN, Lena M. (b. 1949)
CEO, Nordens Ark.

2005

STENGEL, Werner (b. 1936)
Rollercoaster constructor.

2006

DAVISON, Bill (b. 1952)
Professor, University of Canterbury, Nya Zeeland.

GRIMMOND, Sue (b. 1959)
Professor, King's College, England.

2007

COX, David (b. 1924)
Nuffield College, England.

FU, Congbin (b. 1939)
Professor, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

MUNAWAR, Mohiuddin (b. 1940)
Great Lakes Laboratory of Fishery and Aquatic Sciences, Canada.

2008

ANDERSSON, Mats
The Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket).

PEGG, David (b. 1940)
Professor emeritus, University of Tennessee, USA.

STEGEMAN, John J.
Professor, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA.

VON STORCH, Hans
Professor, University of Hamburg, Germany.

UNDERWOOD, Anthony
Professor, University of Sydney, Australia.

2009

FUKORO, Hiroyoshi (b. 1952)
Senior Managing Director, Nissan Chemical Industries.

KLIPP, Edda (b. 1965) 
Professor, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

1990

ERIKSSON, Ture (b. 1926)

LARSEN, Helge (1922-2005)

1991

BORDWELL, Frederick (b. 1916)

GRAY, Harry B. (b. 1935)

HIEU, Nguyen van (b. 1938)

HUBENDICK, Bengt (b. 1916)

WHITFIELD, Michael (b. 1940)

1992

AFZELIUS, Lars (1936-2001)

NITZELIUS, Tor (1914-1999)

1993

AGUIRRE, Gustavo (b. 1943)

FARBER, B. Dedora (b. 1938)

1994

CORBETT, Keith F. (b. 1941)

JONES, E. Peter (b. 1935)

RÜDIGER, Wolfhart (b. 1933)

1995

GAUDRY, Garth I. (b. 1941)

GIBBINS, Ian L. (b. 1954)

MORRIS, Judy L. (b. 1952)

SAMUELSSON, Lennart (b. 1932-1996)

1996

DIAZ, J. Robert (b. 1946)

PEARSON, Tomas (b. 1938)

1997

FRANCKE, Wittko (b. 1940)

GUND, Gordon (b. 1939)

HIRANO, Tetsuya (b. 1937)

MATTHIAS, Eckart (b. 1930)

1998

SWOFFORD, David L. (b. 1954)

WINGFIELD, John (b. 1948)

1999

JOHNSON, Ken (b. 1940)

KJELLÉN, Bo (b. 1933)

MAUCERI, Giancarlo (b. 1947)

1982

BOLIS, Liana (f. 1926)

LARSON, Sten (1908-1999)

1983

PRANCE, Ghillean (f. 1937)

1984

FAIRBRIDGE, Rhodes (1914-2006)

ROTHSCHILD, Miriam (1908-2005)

ÖSTLUND, Göte (f. 1923)

1985

SALAM, Abdus (1926-1996)

STRID, Lars (1925-1994)

WALLER, Ivar (1898-1991)

1986

GROVE, David J. (f. 1940)

KLEMM, Alfred (f.1913)

MONIN, A.S. (1921-2007)

1987

MARCUS, Rudolph A. (f. 1923)

RAVEN, Peter H. (f. 1936)

1988

SUNDELL, Lars-Erik (1925-1993)

1989

EISNER, Thomas (f. 1929)

HJORTSTAM, Kurt (f. 1933)

KELLY, Hugh P. (1931-1992)

MEINWALD, Jerrold (f. 1927)

1972

EDSALL, John T. (1902-2002)

1973

ALIMARIN, Ivan Pavlovich (1903-1989)

1974

EDBERG, Rolf (1912-1997)

FORNANDER, Sven (1913-2005)

FRENCH, C. Stacy (1907-1995)

1975

STEEMANN NIELSEN, Einer (1907-1989)

1978

DENTON, Eric J. (1923-2007)

KOREVAAR, Jacob (f. 1923)

Short Facts: Honorary Doctors

  • 102 persons have been awarded the title Honorary Doctor by the Faculty of Science at Gothenburg university.
  • The appointments started in 1972 and have since been announced on 43 occasions.
  • Honorary doctors have been awarded every year since 1982.
  • At most, five people have been appointed in the same year. This happened in 1991 and 2008.