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Honoris causa

Hanna Damásio

Hanna Damásio

Hanna Damasio was confered as an honorary doctor on October 23, because she symbolises the spirit of technological innovation serving research, education and the wellbeing of individuals, which forms the basis of the scientific and educational work of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

[Honoris causa 2011-2012]
Aina Moll

Aina Moll

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

[Honoris causa 2011-2012]
Brenda Gourley

Brenda M. Gourley

Brenda Gourley was confered with an honorary doctorate by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) on February 24 in recognition of her contribution to Higher Education. Professor Brenda Gourley was Vice Chancellor and CEO of The Open University in the United Kingdom from 2002 to 2009. Before that she occupied the same position at one of South Africa's largest universities, the University of Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal). She had been at the same university occupying successive posts as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management and Deputy Vice Chancellor, thus combining an academic career with a career in academic management ranging over thirty years through momentous changes in her own country plus momentous times in Higher Education.

[Honoris causa 2010-2011]
Sir Timothy Berners-Lee

Sir Timothy Berners-Lee

Sir Timothy Berners-Lee was confered with an honorary doctorate by the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia, UOC) on October 10, for 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.

[Honoris causa 2008-2009]
Alain Touraine

Alain Touraine

Investiture of Professor Alain Touraine as a doctor honoris causa 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.

[Honoris causa 2006-2007]
William J. Michell

William J. Mitchell

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.

[Honoris causa 2005-2006]
Jordi Pujol

Jordi Pujol

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.

[Honoris causa 2005-2006]
Tony Bates

Tony Bates

Tony Bates was invested doctor honoris causa on 16th June 2005 by Mr Gabriel Ferraté. The recipient was accompanied by his sponsor, Mr Francisco Rubio.

[Honoris causa 2004-2005]
Josep Laporte

Josep Laporte i Salas

Josep Laporte i Salas was invested doctor honoris causa on 3 rd March 2003 by Mr Gabriel Ferraté, accompanied by his sponsor, Mr Ramon.

[Honoris causa 2003-2004]