KU Leuven and UGent confer joint honorary doctorate on Angela Merkel
12 Jan 2017
from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
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On Thursday 12 January 2017 Rector Rik Torfs (KU Leuven) and Rector Anne De Paepe (UGent) will confer a joint honorary doctorate on German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel. She will receive the honorary doctorate for her diplomatic and political efforts to develop the political strength of Europe, and to defend the values that allow our continent to find unity in diversity.
The academic ceremony will be held in The Egg in Brussels on Thursday 12 January, in the presence of Prime Minister Charles Michel and Minister-President Geert Bourgeois.