Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Honoris Causa


Previous Honoris Causa

8 May 2012. Investiture of Aina Moll as an honorary doctor, in recognition of her contribution to language normalisation in the Catalan-speaking territories.

February 24 2011. Investiture of Brenda Gourley as Honorary Doctor for her unconditional defence of universal access to education and knowledge, based on freedom and respect for human rights and social equality.

October 10 2008 Sir Timothy Berners-Lee was invested as Honorary Doctor in recognition of his contribution to the development of information technologies and, in particular, the invention of the World Wide Web in 1990, as well as the first web browser and first web server, with the principal aim of creating a network of digital content that could be shared thanks to a combination of hypertext and the internet.

June 19th 2007 professor Alain Touraine was invested as Honorary Doctor in recognition of his contribution to the analysis of the post-industrial society, relations between the university and society and, particularly, a sociological theory that focuses on the Subject as the primary source of social action.

June 9th 2006 Right Honourable Mr Jordi Pujol i Soley was invested as Doctor Honoris Causa in recognition of his merits in the political, economic, social, cultural and civic arenas and for having placed universities as one of the priorities of his government, during which time the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya was founded.

June 9th 2006 Mr William J. Mitchell was invested as Doctor Honoris Causa for his decisive contribution to the introduction of ICT in architecture and urban design and to the study of identity in relation to the modification of the spaces of the network society.

Tony Bates was invested Doctor Honoris Causa on 16 June 2005 by Mr Gabriel Ferraté. The recipient was accompanied by his sponsor, Mr Francisco Rubio.

Josep Laporte i Salas was invested Doctor Honoris Causa on 3 March 2003 by Mr Gabriel Ferraté, accompanied by his sponsor, Mr Ramon Pla.


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