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Keio University conferred Honorary Degree of Doctor upon those who have made great achievements in the field of education and culture, not limiting to Keio graduates. The first Honorary Degree of Doctor in Keio was conferred in 1953. Here we introduce the history of conferment of Honorary Degrees of Doctor of the last half a century.

List of Recipients

2010s

Recepient/Title (at the time of conferment) Degree Year

Neil Wallace

Professor, the Pennsylvania State University

Doctor of Economics, honoris causa 2017

(Sir)Tim Berners-Lee

The director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Doctor of Media and Governance, honoris causa 2017

Hugo F. Sonnenschein 外部サイトへリンク

President Emeritus and Charles L. Hutchinson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, the University of Chicago

Doctor of Economics, honoris causa 2015

Kap-Young Jeong 外部サイトへリンク

Professor, President, Yonsei University

Doctor of Economics, honoris causa 2014

Otoshige Sakai 外部サイトへリンク

Noh actor

2013

Marcel K. Richter 外部サイトへリンク

Professor, University of Minnesota

Doctor of Economics, honoris causa 2013

Patrick Chedmail 外部サイトへリンク

Professor, Ecole Centrale de Nantes

Doctor of Science, honoris causa 2012

Vinton Gray Cerf 外部サイトへリンク

Doctor of Media and Governance, honoris causa 2012

His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck 外部サイトへリンク

The King of Bhutan

Doctor of Economics, honoris causa 2011

Han-Joong Kim

Professor, President, Yonsei University

Doctor of Medicine, honoris causa 2011

Fritz Klocke 外部サイトへリンク

Professor, RWTH Aachen

Doctor of Science, honoris causa 2010

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. 外部サイトへリンク

University Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard University Start:Link Area LINK

Doctor of Laws, honoris causa 2010

2000s

Recepient/Title (at the time of conferment) Degree Year

Jan Peter Balkenende 外部サイトへリンク

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Doctor of System Design and Management, honoris causa 2009

Klaus Stern 外部サイトへリンク

Professor, Universität zu Köln

Ehrendoktors der Rechte 2009

S R Nathan

President of the Republic of Singapore

Doctor of Media and Governance, honoris causa 2009

Sandra Day O'Conner

Former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

Doctor of Media and Governance, honoris causa 2008

Vartan Gregorian 外部サイトへリンク

President, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Doctor of Philosophy, honoris causa 2008

Peter Mathias 外部サイトへリンク

Former Master of Downing College, Cambridge

Doctor of Economics, honoris causa 2008

Jean Pierre Bourguignon

Director of l’Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (I.H.É.S.)

Doctor of Science, honoris causa 2008

(Sir)Harold W.Kroto

Francis Eppes Professor, Florida State University

Doctor of Science, honoris causa 2008

(Sir)Tim Hunt

Principal Scientist, Cancer Research UK

Doctor of Medicine, honoris causa 2008

Paul David Hewson(Bono) 外部サイトへリンク

U2 lead singer and anti-poverty activist

Doctor of Laws, honoris causa 2008

Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

Historian

Docteur Honoris Causa en Economie 2008

Jean- Michel Grandmont

Senior Researcher of the Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique

Doctor Honoris Causa en Economie 2007

Tarisa Watanagase

Governor, the Bank of Thailand

Doctor of Economics, honoris causa 2007

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

The President of the Republic of Indonesia

Doctor of Media and Governance, honoris causa 2006

Peter Courtland Agre

Nobel laureate for chemistry prize, Professor, Duke University

Doctor of Medicine, honoris causa 2006

Alexander Ioffe

Professor, Technion-Israeli Institute of Technology

Doctor of Economics, honoris causa 2006

Helmut Rüßmann

Professor, Universität des Saarlandes

Ehrendoktors der Rechte 2005

Hans kurt Tönshoff

Professor Emeritus, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Ehrendoktor der Ingenieurwissenschaften 2004

Mahathir bin Mohamad

Former Prime Minister of Malaysia

Doctor of Laws, honoris causa 2004

Dale W. Jorgenson

Professor, Harvard University

Doctor of Business and Commerce, honoris causa 2003

Pierre Vaussy

Former principal of Ecole Centrale de Nantes

Docteur en Science et Technologie Honoris Causa 2003

Lawrence R. Klein

Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania

Doctor of Economics, honoris causa 2002

Peter Müller

Prime Minister of Saarland, Germany

Ehrendoktors der Rechte 2001

1980-1990s

Recepient/Title (at the time of conferment) Degree Year

Kazuo Watanabe

Professor, Universidade de São Paulo

Doutor em Direito Honoris Causa 1999

Lionel W. Mckenzie

Professor Emeritus, University of Rochester

Doctor Economics, honoris causa 1998

Gérard Debreu

Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

Docteur en Economie Honoris Causa 1997

Jacques Chirac

President of the French Republic

Docteur en Droit Honoris Causa 1996

Helmut Kohl

Chancellor of Germany

Ehrendoktor der Rechte 1996

George P. Shultz

Former U.S. Secretary of State

Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa 1996

Daniel Bell

Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa 1995

Paul Keating

Prime Minister of Australia

Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa 1995

Tansu Çiller

Prime Minister of Turkey

Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa 1995

Alberto Kenya Fujimori Fujimori

President of Peru

Doctor of Laws honoris causa 1994

Carlos Saúl Menem

President of Argentina

Doctor Honoris Causa en filosofia 1993

Leonid Hurwicz

Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota

Doctor of Economics honoris causa 1993

Jacques Delors

President of the European Commission

Doctor of Laws honoris causa 1993

Heinz Müller-Dietz

Professor, Universität des Saarlandes

Doctor of Laws honoris causa 1992

Georg Ress

Professor, Universität des Saarlandes, Director, Europa-Institut

Doctor of Laws honoris causa 1992

Paul A. Volcker

Professor, Princeton University (Dean), former Chairman of the Federal Reserve

Doctor of Economics honoris causa 1991

Raymond Barre

Professor, Institut d'Etudes des Politiques de Paris, former Prime Minister of France

Doctor of Economics honoris causa 1991

Helmut Schmidt

Former Chancellor of West Germany

Doctor of Economics honoris causa 1991

Alvin Toffler

Futurist

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy (Management) 1990

Hans Joachim Hirsch

Professor, Universität zu Köln

Ehrendoktors der Rechte 1990

Andrei Dmitriyevich Sakharov

Physicist, nobel laureate for peace prize

Honorary Doctor of Laws 1989

Carl Hermann Ule

Professor, Deutsche Hochschule für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer

Ehrendoktors der Rechte 1988

Gerald Rudolph Ford

38th President of the United States

Honorary Doctor of Laws 1987

Wilhelm Karl Geck

Professor, Universität des Saarlandes

Ehrendoktors der Rechte 1985

Taro Takemi

President of the World Medical Association, Advisor to Science and Technology Agency, Councilor of Keio University

1983

(Sir)John Butterfield

Regius Professor, University of Cambridge, Master of Downing College

Honorary Doctor of Medical Sciences 1983

Derek Stanley Brewer

Master of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge

Honorary Doctor of Laws 1982

Mana Saeed Al Otaiba

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, UAE

Honorary Doctor of Laws 1980

1950-1970s

Recepient/Title (at the time of conferment) Degree Year

Burrhus Frederic Skinner

Professor, Harvard University

Honorary Doctor of Laws 1979

Gottfried Baumgartel

Professor, Universität zu Köln

Ehrendoktors der Rechte 1977

Amintore Fanfani

Member of the Italian Senate, former Prime Minister of Italy

Honorary Doctor of Laws 1977

Pierre Elliott Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada

Honorary Doctor of Laws 1976

Sommai Hoontrakoon

Minister of Finance, Thailand (graduate of faculty of economics, Keio University in 1942)

Honorary Doctor of Economics 1974

Kia-Ngau Chang

Professor, Hoover institution, Stanford University

Honorary Doctor of Laws 1972

Paul Anthony Samuelson

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honorary Doctor of Laws 1971

Konosuke Matsushita

Chairman of the Boad, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.

1971

Roland Kammel

Professor, Technische Universität Berlin

Ehrendoktors 1971

Helmut Winterhger

Professor, RWTH Aachen

Ehrendoktors 1971

Gerhard Luke

Professor, Universität des Saarlandes

Ehrendoktors der Rechte 1970

Arthur Kaufmann

Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Ehrendoktors der Rechte 1970

Seiichiro Takahashi

Member, Board of Councillors, Executive Advisor for Academic Affairs, Professor Emeritus of Keio University

1968

Anzaemon Matsunaga

Member, Board of Councillors of Keio University

1968

Edwin Oldfather Reischauer

Former U.S. ambassador to Japan (U.S. minister to Japan Mr.Osborn was present in place of Dr. Reischauer)

Honorary Doctor of Laws 1967

Eugene Robert Black

Former president, the World Bank Group

Doctor of Laws 1965

Masafumi Tomita

Member, Board of Councillors of Keio University (compiler of the complete collection of Yukichi Fukuzawa)

1964

James Bryant Conant

Former president, Harvard University

Doctor of Laws 1961

Gregg Manners Sinclair

Former president, the University of Hawaii

Honorary Doctor of philosophy 1960

René Capitant

Professor, Université Paris, Directeur, Maison Franco-Japonaise

Doctor of Honoris Causa 1960

Konrad Adenauer

Chancellor of West Germany

Doctor of Laws 1960

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Prime Minister and External Affairs Minister, India

Doctor of Laws 1957

Robert L. Gitler

Professor, Department of Library Science, Keio University

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy 1956

Oliver Rufus McCoy

Rockefeller Foundation, Head of Tokyo Office

Doctor of Laws 1956

Selman Abraham Waksman

Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Doctor of Laws 1953

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