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.

2018 - Germany

Bernd Schünemann

He was born in 1944  in Broistedt, Germany. PhD from the University of Göttingen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) and professor emeritus of the Ludwig-Maximilian University of...

He was born in 1944  in Broistedt, Germany. PhD from the University of Göttingen (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen) and professor emeritus of the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München). He is considered one of the most prominent contemporary jurists for his research on criminal law, history, philosophy and sociology of law.

2018 - Italy

Carlo Ginzburg

PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pisa and professor emeritus at the University of California - Los Angeles and at the Scuola Normale...

PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pisa and professor emeritus at the University of California – Los Angeles and at the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. He is considered one of the most outstanding contemporary Italian historians for his research on various subjects, from the Italian Renaissance to the modern history of Europe.

2017 - Cuba

Leonardo Padura

Novelist, journalist and scriptwriter who was granted the Princess of Asturias Award for Literature. He is considered one of the most important contemporary Cuban...

Novelist, journalist and scriptwriter who was granted the Princess of Asturias Award for Literature. He is considered one of the most important contemporary Cuban writers for the expertise with which he offers a realistic and expressive picture of the contemporary Cuban society.

2017 - United States

Richard Ford

Born in 1944 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, he is Master of Fine Arts by the University of California, Irvine, who was awarded the Pulitzer...

Born in 1944 in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, he is Master of Fine Arts by the University of California, Irvine, who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Princess of Asturias award for Literature. He has taught at Williams College in Massachusetts, and at Princeton, Harvard, Northwestern, Columbia and Michigan universities. He had as well short teaching stays at other higher education centers.

2016 - United States

Steve J. Stern

Outstanding American historian specialized in Latin American history, contemporary subjects and human rights. Within Latin American history, he is an expert in the colonial...

Outstanding American historian specialized in Latin American history, contemporary subjects and human rights. Within Latin American history, he is an expert in the colonial era, the Andes, Mexico and Chile / Southern area. His research addresses a large variety of subjects, but they often focus on the ways in which people face the problems of power and social conflicts in their societies. His research included: Amerindian responses to colonialism, gender relations, economic policy, social conformity and rebellion, and memories of trauma and political violence.

2016 - France

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

Born in 1940  in Nice, Le Clézio is a novelist and essayist, and holds a PhD in Arts from the University of Nice. He...

Born in 1940  in Nice, Le Clézio is a novelist and essayist, and holds a PhD in Arts from the University of Nice. He has written over forty novels and essays, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2008.

2015 - Italy

Andrea Proto

Born in 1940 in Naples, Italy, he is considered one of the most distinguished Italian jurists in the field of procedural law, because of...

Born in 1940 in Naples, Italy, he is considered one of the most distinguished Italian jurists in the field of procedural law, because of his long and relevant career in academic research and teaching. Through his work, Professor Proto Pisani has transformed substantially and with much influence how to conceive and study procedural law in the contemporary international legal community.

2015 - France

Nathan Wachtel

Born  in 1935 in Metz, he is a French historian and anthropologist who has extensive international recognition as a specialist in colonial history of...

Born  in 1935 in Metz, he is a French historian and anthropologist who has extensive international recognition as a specialist in colonial history of Ibero America and Peru. Founder and director of the Ibero America Institute for Economic Research (CERMA, for its acronym in French), as well as founder and co-director of the History and Anthropology journal. PhD. Wachtel is considered the best specialist in Mesoamerican and South American societies. He has devoted his research to study the vision of the Spanish conquest by Peruvian indiginous people, from oral sources and written Inca sources in Castilian. He has helped to promote the historiographical renovation that emphasizes its focus on native populations during the Spanish conquest and colonization, and that seeks to identify the categories of those groups’ world view.

2015 - France

Dominique Wolton

French sociologist with broad international recognition for his contributions to the study of information and communication in the contemporary world. He has focused on...

French sociologist with broad international recognition for his contributions to the study of information and communication in the contemporary world. He has focused on the study of the relationship between communication, identity and culture. Within this general field of study, PhD. Wolton has carried out a complex work of deepening and understanding of various topics such as the media, public space and communication, the Internet,  the relationships between information and communication, among others.

2015 - Spain

Juan Terradillos

One of the most distinguished Spanish jurists in the field of criminal law, economic criminal law, business law and criminal labor law, areas of...

One of the most distinguished Spanish jurists in the field of criminal law, economic criminal law, business law and criminal labor law, areas of study to which he made important contributions, thanks to his studies of relevant topics , such as corporate crime, environmental crime, the relationship between forms of government and criminal law, and the relationship between migration, minorities and criminal law. The work of PhD. Terradillos enjoys wide recognition and influence in the Hispano-American area. His contributions are important parameters that  currently guide the Peruvian legal reflection regarding criminal law and its connection with other areas of law.