Listen to our new honorary doctors

2023-01-20

In the week leading up to the Conferment Ceremony, Uppsala University is arranging open lectures and panel discussions with this year’s new honorary doctors. A wide range of subjects will be covered, with the honorary doctors discussing areas such as social media, communication during crises and the causes of asthma.

Lena Fries Gedin in laurel wreath at the Conferment Ceremony.
Exciting lectures await during the week. This photo was taken during the 2019 Conferment Ceremony when Lena Fries Gedin became an honorary doctor.
Foto/bild: Mikael Wallerstedt

The new honorary doctors will also be inaugurated at the Doctoral Degree Conferment Ceremony on 27 January. This year, 24 people have been selected to become honorary doctors following outstanding scholarly contributions or through their promotion of research at the University in some other way. Some of them will travel to Uppsala in the days leading up to the Conferment Ceremony to hold lectures and take part in seminars.

Programme:

24 January, 15:15–18:00: Managing public information during pandemics and other crises

Ulrika Björkstén, new honorary doctor at the Faculty of Arts, will give a lecture entitled Konsten att vara tydlig med ett osäkert budskap (‘The art of clarity when dealing with an unclear message’). The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Ulrika Björkstén, Folke Tersman, Anders Björkman, Maja Fjaestad and Anders Ekström. The lecture and panel discussion will be held in Swedish.

More about “Managing public information during pandemics and other crises” (in Swedish)

25 January, 15:15–18: Public libraries and their role in democracy and popular education – what does this mean in the 21st century?

Lecture by Ragnar Audunson, new honorary doctor at the Faculty of Arts. After the lecture, Kerstin Rydbeck will present a Nordic anthology that connects with the theme of the lecture. The event will be held in Norwegian and Swedish.

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25 January, 17:00-18:00: Academic outreach via social media – from medicine and politics to football analytics

What opportunities and challenges does the use of social media entail for spreading knowledge to the public? Panel discussion with Agnes Wold, new honorary doctor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Ashok Swain and David Sumpter. The panel discussion will be held in English.

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26 January, 10:00–12:00: Honorary Doctorate Colloquia in Physics

The Department of Physics is hosting three lectures with the new honorary doctors.

  • Jochen Schneider: Materials Design & Complexity
  • Linda Young: Exploring new scientific frontiers using x-ray free electron lasers
  • Marcos Dracos: Neutrino Physics using the European Spallation Source.

The lectures will be held in English.

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26 January, 13:00–16:00: Honorary doctor lectures at the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy

The five honorary doctors at the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy will each give a lecture.

  • Michel Georges: A Bovine GWAS Reveals Determinants of Mobilization Rate and Dynamics of Endogenous Retroviruses
  • Cecilie Svanes: The Early Life and Preconception Origins of Adult Asthma and COPD
  • Alexander Masters: The Patient Doctor and the Doctoring Patient
  • Siew Chai: The Enigma that is IRAP, Is it an Enzyme, a Receptor or a Trafficking Molecule?
  • Richard Bergström: Media and media – not same same

The lectures will be held in English.

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Sandra Gunnarsson

Last modified: 2023-08-04