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President Suh to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Romanian University​
View : 10652 Date : 2009-04-02 Writer : ed_news



KAIST President Nam-Pyo Suh will receive an honorary doctorate degree from  Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in a ceremony at the university on April 3, school authorities said.

Andrei Marga, rector of the largest Romanian university, said in a letter to President Suh that the university decided to award Suh the title of Doctor Honoris Cause of Babes-Bolyai University, the highest academic honor of the university, in recognition of his "prestigious actions as academic leader of a university known worldwide and for contribution to cooperation between Romania and South Korea."

The university"s honorary doctorate is awarded to persons with illustrious achievements in the fields of science, technology, art, philosophy, and theology. Recent winners of the honor include Pope Benedict XVI; Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in Rome; Nobel Prize winners Rich Ernest of Switzerland and George Palade of the United States; philosophers Paul Ricoeur of France and Richard Rorty of the United States, among others.

The Babes-Bolyai University located in Cluj-Napoca with about 50,000 students offers education in three different languages, Romanian, Hungarian and German. It has the longest academic history in Romania, founded as a Jesuit college in 1581.

 

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