The Doctor Honoris Causa degree is a traditional practice of great significance. The merit of the personalities who become associated with the University through the Honoris Causa Doctorate contributes to the prestige of the University.
Among the personalities who were awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa degree by the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, we can find Paul Samuelson, Sir Nevill F. Mott (Nobel Prize in Physics 1977), Jacques Delors, Willem Duisenberg, Robert Huber (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1988), Robert Mundell (Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 1999), Mary Robinson, Calvet de Magalhães, Edmund Phelps (Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2006), Kofi Annan (Nobel Peace Prize 2001) and His Highness Shah Karim al-Hussaini, Prince Aga Khan.
The most recent laureate was Martyn Poliakoff, known as a global science ambassador and a leader in Sustainable Chemistry.
We present the complete list of the 108 Honoris Causa degrees awarded by our University.