Honorary doctorate degree

The honorary doctorate, an ancient university tradition, is zealously granted by our university to remarkable personalities, in the national and international scope, whose work and life honor culture, science and humanity; therefore, they shall receive public recognition from the academic community.

1932 - Germany

Liam Hamm-Brücher

Born on May 11, 1921 in Essen, Germany, she was the first woman to receive an award, with a prolific academic and political career....

Born on May 11, 1921 in Essen, Germany, she was the first woman to receive an award, with a prolific academic and political career. She studied chemistry and completed her training at Harvard University. She focused on educational problems and chemistry research. She served as Foreign Affairs Minister.

1932 - Chile

Miguel Cruchaga Tocoral

He was born in 1869 in Santiago de Chile and passed away in 1949. Distinguished Chilean diplomat and outstanding intellectual of international law, he...

He was born in 1869 in Santiago de Chile and passed away in 1949. Distinguished Chilean diplomat and outstanding intellectual of international law, he served as Finance and Foreign Affairs Minister. He was also a founding member of the Chilean Academy of History.

1937 - Spain

José Antonio de Laburu Olascoaga S.J.

He was born in 1887  in Bilbao, and passed away in 1972 in Rome. He was ordained priest in 1921. Renowned biologist and psychologist....

He was born in 1887  in Bilbao, and passed away in 1972 in Rome. He was ordained priest in 1921. Renowned biologist and psychologist. He excelled in teaching, preaching and spiritual direction. Author of works such as Jesus Christ and the Eucharist, and medical psychology.

1939 - France

Louis Baudin

Economist and one of the well-known figures of French liberalism. He worked as professor at the Sorbonne, and he was elected President of the...

Economist and one of the well-known figures of French liberalism. He worked as professor at the Sorbonne, and he was elected President of the French Economic Association from 1955 to 1964.

1951 - United States

Francis J. Spellman, Arzobispo de Nueva York

He was born in 1889 in Massachusetts and he was ordained priest in 1916. Archbishop of New York since 1939 and cardinal since 1946,...

He was born in 1889 in Massachusetts and he was ordained priest in 1916. Archbishop of New York since 1939 and cardinal since 1946, he carried out an intense pastoral activity, promoting education, and participated in the Second Vatican Council.

1964 - United States

Richard James Cushing 

He was born in 1895 in Boston, ordained as priest in 1921 and  appointed archbishop of Boston and cardinal since 1958. He finally passed...

He was born in 1895 in Boston, ordained as priest in 1921 and  appointed archbishop of Boston and cardinal since 1958. He finally passed away in 1970 in the same city. He founded Sociedad Misionera de Santiago Apóstol to support the work of the Church in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.

1966 -

Miguel Cruchaga Tocora

1978 - Argentina

Jorge Luis Borges

He was born in 1899  in Buenos Aires and passed away in 1986  in Geneva. Writer, poet and essayist. He was recognized as one...

He was born in 1899  in Buenos Aires and passed away in 1986  in Geneva. Writer, poet and essayist. He was recognized as one of the greatest writers in Spanish language of the twentieth century. Winner of the Formentor Prize in 1961 and the Cervantes Prize in 1979.

1978 - Senegal

Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow

He was born in 1921  in Senegal. Committed to the struggle for Senegalese independence, he was appointed Minister of Education, Culture & Youth Affairs....

He was born in 1921  in Senegal. Committed to the struggle for Senegalese independence, he was appointed Minister of Education, Culture & Youth Affairs. General Director of UNESCO between 1974 and 1987.

1980 - United States

Paul A. Samuelson 

He was born in 1915 in  Indiana, United States. He is one of the most distinguished economists of the 20th century. Professor of the...

He was born in 1915 in  Indiana, United States. He is one of the most distinguished economists of the 20th century. Professor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1941. Nobel Prize in Economics in 1970 for his contribution to the development of the economic theories.