Honorary doctors

Honorary doctors are appointed annual by the Faculty Board after nominations by faculty members. They are installed at Umeå University's annual celebration ceremony in the autumn.

2017
Emmanuelle Charpentier, Max Planck-institute, Berlin.
Paul Jenkins, Bassett Healthcare i New York.

2016
Fredricka Gilje, senior professor of nursing, Montana State University, USA.
Simon Griffin, professor of general practice at the University of Cambridge.

2015
Brian Walker, professor at the University of Edinburgh.
Dawn Skelton, professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.

2014
Börje Hörnlund, f.d. county council commissioner, member of parliament, government minister and county governor
Susan Phillips, professor of general practice at Queens University in Ontario.

2013
Jan Håkansson, general practitioner at Krokom's health clinic in Jämtland.
Iain W. Mattaj, Director General för EMBL, European Molecular Biology
Laboratory.

2012
Professor Ellen Annandale
Professor Rodney Rothstein
Dr Stuart Spencer

2011
Professor Roland Benz
Professor Anthony McMichael

2010
Dr Denis Mukwege
UN representative Margot Wallström
Professor Peter Burgers

2009
Professor em. Gunnar Borg
Chairperson Eva Nilsson Bågenholm

2008
Professor John Hardy, London, UK
Associate Professor Anne Tanner, Boston, USA

2007
Professor Thomas A. Kunkel, NIEHS, USA
Dental technician Rudolf Lindberg, Umeå

2006
Editor-in-chief Richard Horton, The Lancet, UK
Medical officer of helath Nils Bäckman, Umeå/Stockholm
Dr Bernard Swynghedauw, Paris

2005
Professor Christopher Dobson, Cambridge, UK
Journalist Sverker Olofsson, Vännäsby

2004
Professor Douglas E. Berg, St. Louis, USA
Professor Curt Furberg, Winston-Salem, USA
Business leader and entrepreneur Krister Olsson, Umeå

At the Faculty of Medicine and Odontology

2003
Professor Willliam B. Isaacs, Baltimore
Professor Roger Kornberg, Stanford (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2006)

2002
Professor Jörg Hacker, Würzburg
Former chief physician Karl-Anders Jacobsson, Umeå
Professor Thomas A. Pearson, Rochester

2001
Former vice hospital director Maj Eriksson, Umeå
Head physician Anders Lindman, Luleå.
Professor Jonathan R. Seckl, Edinburgh
Dr. Giorgio Terenghi, London

2000
Professor Alan G. Barbour, Irvine, USA
Professor Anne G. Fisher, Fort Collins, USA
Dental technician Antti Hulterström, Umeå
Nurse and instructor Gerd Johansson, Umeå
Professor Simon Watkins, Pittsburgh, USA

At the Faculty of Medicine

1999
Associate professor Yukio Ando, Kumamoto, Japan
Professor Pekka Saikku, Uleåborg
Professor Andrey Zashiktin, Arkhangelsk

1998
Head of division Anders Englund, Solna
Professor Jan-Pierre Mach, Lausanne

1997
Former district doctor Christer Gunnarsson, Örnsköldsvik

1996
Professor Ulrike Beisiegel, Hamburg
Associate professor Ruth Bonita, Auckland, New Zealand
District medical officer Gunnar Hjernestam, Storuman

1995
Author Elsa Bolin, Stockholm
Professor Gillian S. Butler-Browne, Paris

1994
Professor Nancy C. Martin, Louisville, USA
Professor Hans P. Meissner, Berlin
Professor Lennart Philipson, New York, USA

1993
University physician Shamebo Desta, Addis Abeba, Etiopien (postume)
Former chief physician Lars Hambraeus, Stockholm
Professor Graham D. Lister, Utah, USA
Director Arne Yttergren, Umeå

1992
Chief physician Yngve Løyning, Oslo
Chief physician Tord Ångström, Umeå

1991
Professor Harald zur Hausen, Heidelberg (Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine 2008)
District doctor Ingemar Hermansson, Vilhelmina
Dr Robert O. Scow, Bethesda, USA

1990
Professor Hans Eppenberger, Zurich
Professor Bertil Åberg, Stockholm

1989
PhD Göran Blomqvist, Umeå
Professor Stanley Falkow, Stanford, USA

1988
Professor Theodore Rasmusen, Montreal, Canada
Professor Stefano Schiaffino, Padova

1987
Professor Aaron J.V. Hsueh, La Jolla, USA
Engineer Allan Lindkvist, Umeå

1986
Professor Thomas W. Clarkson, New York, USA
Professor Norman Sartorius, Genève

1985
Professor Hans G. Boman, Stockholm
Professor Norbert Freinkel, Chicago, USA

1984
Professor Ingmar Bergström, Östersund
Chief physician Folke Eriksson, Lycksele
Civil engineer Kerstin Sirvell, Stockholm
Professor Takashi Yonetai, Pennsylvania, USA

1983
Professor Robert Cloninger, St Louis, USA
Professor Willam H. Fishman, La Jolla, USA
Former city veterinarian Torsten Modig, Umeå

1982
Head of division Sven Alsén, Stockholm
Professor Werner Köhler, Jena
Professor Michel Portmann, Bordeaux

1981
Professor Dargut Kemali, Naples

1980
Chief physician Gunnar Holmgren, Boden
Bureau director Ivonny Lindqvist, Stockholm
Professor John H. Weissburger, New York, USA

1978
Former member of parliament Nancy Eriksson, Stockholm

1977
Professor David Howell, Miami, USA

1976
Professor Newton E. Morton, Hawaii, USA

1975
Director Josef Anér, Stockholm
Professor Richard Durbin, San Francisco, USA
Professor Gideon Gerhardsson, Stockholm

1973
Professor Henrik Forsius, Uleåborg
Professor Donald Steiner, Chicago, USA

1972
Professor Robert Ray, Chicago, USA
Former government minister Gösta Skoglund, Umeå

1971
Assistant professor Hisashi Mihara, Kobe, Japan

1968
Former county governor Ragnar Edenman, Uppsala

1966
Former chief physician Brynolf Fromm, Umeå
Former county council director Karl G. Viklund, Luleå

Faculty of Odontology

1995
Professor James P. Lund, Montreal, Canada
Dr John W. Stanford, Northbrook, USA

1993
Professor Willam H. Bowen, Rochester, USA
Professor Gunnar Röila, Oslo
Dr Roger West, Seattle, USA

1992
Professor Derek W. Jones, Nova Scotia, Canada

1991
Professor Jens Jørgen Pindborg, Copenhagen

1990
Professor Bernhard Guggenheim, Zurich
PhD William D. McDavid, San Antonio, USA
Dr Lawrence G. Raisz, Farmington, USA
Dr Sigurd Ramfjord, Ann Arbour, USA

1988
Former head of dentistry Jöran Eklund, Luleå
Professor Kenneth M. Pruitt, Birmingham, USA
MD, dentist Sven Thuréus, Stockholm

1985
Professor Per Ingvar Brånemark, Göteborg
Head of dentistry Peter Ollinen, Umeå

1983
Professor Ivar Mjør, Oslo
Professor Tadashi Yanada, Sendai, Japan

1982
Professor Gerd Eneqvist, Uppsala

1980
Professor Yngve Zotterman, Stockholm

1977
Professor Sidney B. Finn, Birmingham, USA

1973
Chief of Bureau Sixten Fors, Stockholm

1971
Professor Sven Bergman, Linköping

1969
Professor Finn Brudewold, Boston, USA

1968
Professor Poul O. Pedersen, Copenhagen

1966
Professor Carl-Martin Fajers, Umeå
Professor Jens Waerhaug, Oslo

1958
Professor Ulf von Euler-Chelpin, Stockholm
Chief dentist Birger Kjellgren, Stockholm
Professor emeritus Martin Odin, Göteborg
Professor Martin Rushton, London
Former government minister Gösta Skoglund, Umeå
Professor Eero Sakari Tammisalo, Helsingfors


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Dr Denis Mukwege

Denis Mukwege is chief physician and gynaecologist at the Panzi Hospital in eastern DR Congo in Central Africa and is since 1999 the leading force in the fight against sexual violence in a country that through history has been called both ‘the heart of darkness’ and ‘the rape capital of the world’

Installed as an honorary doctor in 2010.