Honorary doctors at Linköping University

The author Astrid Lindgren, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, BP and Volvo Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg and Nobel Laureates Dr Hiroshi Amano and Dr Isamu Akasaki are some of Linköping University's honorary doctors.

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The faculties award honorary doctorates annually. The degree is conferred to honour a contribution to society in general or to the faculty’s research or education. The honorary doctors are formally appointed at the Linköping University Commencement Ceremony in May.

Below is a list, by faculty, of all the honorary doctors at Linköping University.

Honorary doctors - Faculties of Arts and Sciences and Educational Sciences

1973 Per Eckerberg, Astrid Lindgren
1975 Allan Degerman, Malin Falkenmark, Bengt Feldreich, Edward W Weidner
1977 Sven Fagerberg, Christopher Freeman, Bertil Wahlin
1980 Tage Danielsson, Thomas Kuhn, Hans Löwbeer
1982 Sally Johansson, Otto Oberholzer, Ragnar Rommetveit
1984 Philippe Bouqet, Gösta Vestlund
1986 Thomas Luckmann, Laurie Thompson
1987 Inge Johansson, Els Oksaar
1989 Andrew Pettigrew, RK Sivanappan
1990 Estell Jussim, Torgny Lindgren
1991 Liucija Baskauskas, Knut Erik Tranøy
1992 No honorary doctor appointed
1993 Jean-François Battail, Christopher W Day, Martin Lönnebo
1994 Gunnar Lindqvist, Ivana Marková, Ronald L Malcolm
1995 Cynthia Cockburn, Sven Hellström, Hans Thorbjörnsson
1996 Hazel Francis, Hans Hovenberg, Ingmar Pörn
1997 Paul Burton Bell, Augustin Mannerheim, James V Wertsch
1998 Tamara K Hareven, Lech Mokrzecki, Joanna Rutkowiak, Sven-David Sandström
1999 Karl Grunewald, Evert Karlsson (EWK), Jean La Fontaine
2000 Barbro Goldinger, Elinor Ochs, Francis Sejerstad
2001 Mike Bury, Harvey Graff, Shirley Walters
2002 Göran Bergengren, Trygve Carlsson
2003 Ann Phoenix, Lars Bergquist, Lennart Nilsson
2004 Stig Arlinger, Bo Berggren, Dave Boud, Louise Hoffsten, Svein Sjöberg
2005 David Goss, Thomas J Sork
2006 Björn Eriksson, Tomasz Szkudlarek
2007 Ruth Campbell
2008 Bertil Almlöf, Paula Fass
2009 Charles Goodwin, Deborah Johnson
2010 Uno Svedin
2011 Eva Persson, Jan Stolpe
2012 Gunnar Elfström, Roger A. Pielke Jr
2013 Rosi Braidotti, Jörg M Winterberg
2014 Michael Grossberg, Ulla-Karin Hellsten
2015 Jon Elster, Per Gräslund
2016 Stefan Hammenbeck, Sybille Krämer

Honorary doctors - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

1973 Douglas P Bryce, Robert R A Coombs
1973 Theodore W Rall, Nils Wranne
1975 Frederick Crescitelli, Bo af Ekenstam, John Fredrickson
1977 Hans Berlin, Arne Lundh, Samuel Spicer
1980 Rune Andréasson, Per Arnander, Arnold Feinstein, William Haskell, Jyh-Fa Kuo, Lennart Sundell
1982 Myron B Laver, Alva Myrdal, Charles E Pope II, Torsten Wiesel
1984 Milan R Dimitrijevic, Henry Larsby
1986 Helen Caldicott, William F House, Moshe Prywes, Kristian Thomsen
1987 Astrid Janzon, Henrik Kehlet, Rudolf Schlaug, Roy H Steinberg
1989 Tom R DeMeester, Ragnar Gustafsson;
1989 Thomas P Stossel
1990 Lise Heding, Ron McAuley, Marcus Skogh
1991 Alvaro Macieira-Coelho, Howard Eder
1992 Michael P Hlastala, Rajindar Sohal
1993 Kenneth A Jacobson, Michael Owen-Smith
1994 H.M. Queen Silvia, Yngve Karlsson, Daniel P Lew
1995 Patrick Holt, Karin von Schilling, Norman W Thompson
1996 Charles Engel, John Reagan, Gregory Schultz
1997 Åke Ask, Richard J Heald
1998 Michael Benjamin, Frej Fyhrquist
1999 Enrique Cadenas, Gary Kielhofner, Elisabeth Killander
2000 Astrid Lindgren, Michael Rosenfeld, Carolyn Beebe Smith
2001 Arthur D.Craig, John W.Eaton, Haroun Karap Mengech
2002 Ann F Bolger, Louis J Ignarro, Kazuya Taniguchi
2003 Arne Johansson
2004 Philip Cohen, Jeffrey Ford Williamson
2005 Lennart Johansson, Per Jynge, Ann-Mari Sjösvärd
2006 Surendra Sharma
2007 Henrik Ekman, Afaf Meleis
2008 Gerda Antti, Christopher K. Glass
2009 David Dance, Jonas Jacobsson
2010 Richard P Ellen
2011 Åke Björn
2012 Simeon Mining
2013 Jonas Gardell
2013 Joel Ernst
2014 Paul Batalden, Curt Karlsson
2015 Jan-Olof Brüer, Torbjörn Kronander, Linda Penn
2016 Ingrid Asp
2017 Graham Hendry, Sara Mohammad

Honorary doctors - Faculty of Science and Engineering

1973 Frid Wänström
1975 Georg B Dantzig, Erik Johnsson, Neville Mott, William Spicer, Maurice V Wilkes
1977 Robert F Rushmer, J C Tanner
1980 Hans Ahlmann, Grace Murray Hopper, Azriel Rosenfeld
1982 Per-Erik Danielsson, Gösta Luthman
1984 Erik Bratt, Gene Golub, Ivar Waller
1986 John H Argyris, John McCarthy, Alfred Fettweis, Tryggve Holm
1987 Stig Hagström, Ingvar Lindqvist, Sigvard Tomner
1989 Percy Barnevik, Gabor Herman, Ira Horowitz
1990 Thomas Kailath, Alan G MacDiarmid, Homer Warner
1991 Jerome B Cohen
1992 Joseph E Green, Gunnar Hoppe
1993 Wolfgang Backé, Bjarne Däcker, Viktor P Havin, James L Merz
1994 Arne Bennborn; Palle Pagsberg, Tatsuo Tagawa
1995 Robert Glass, Thomas Magnanti, Huang Tuy
1996 Germund Dahlquist, A. J. Heeger, Mark S Pinsker, Rolf Wirtén
1997 Olli Martio, Michael Pepper, Masaru Shiotani,
1998 Maurice C Bonney, Wolfgang Göpel, Shoogo Ueno, Wolfgang Wahlster
1999 John U Farley, Bengt Halse, Cleve Moler
2000 Jean-Luc Brédas, Michael Florian, Richard H. Friend,
2001 Isamu Akasaki, Thomas J. Allen, Almas F. Sadreev,
2002 Luigia Carlucci Aiello, David T. Clark
2003 Uno Alfredéen, David L. Allara, Gunnar Björklund, Shulamith Schlick
2004 Sören Gyll, John Woolam
2005 Mireille Bousquet-Mélou, Håkan Eriksson, Fredrik Lundberg, Torsten Sylvén;
2006 Carter Emmart, Neil B Ingels, Carl-Henric Svanberg, Lu Yongxiang,
2007 Li-Chyong Chen, Åke Svensson
2008 Bengt Åke Bengtsson, Malik Ghallab
2009 Ivan Petrov
2010 Michel Gevers, Marie Westrin
2011 Anders Wijkman, Christer Öjdemark
2012 Göran Lundin
2013 Henry Etzkowitz, Charles W Tu
2014 Natalia Dubrovinskaia, Leonid Dubrovinsky, Heli Jantunen
2015 Thomas L Marzetta, Mathias Schubert
2016 Drew Berry, Johan Söderström, Jill Trewhella 
2017 Hiroshi Amano, Marie Rådbo

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