Recipients of Honorary Doctorate from the University of Tehran

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UT PR: As a well reputed and prestigious University, The University of Tehran has a long history on awarding PhD degrees to various recipients across the world.

UT Honorary doctorates are awarded for substantial contributions of the recipients to UT, to their professions, to their community at large or as recognition of one’s life experiences.

So far, UT has had the privilege of paying tribute to the following recipients of Doctoral Awards:

 

           
                 

 Edvard Beneš
Title: President of the Czech Republic
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1943-12-29

     

 Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Title: Minister of Culture of India
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1951-07-12

     

 Mahmut Celâl Bayar 
Title: President of Turkey
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: September 1955

                 
           
                 

Camille Chamoun  
Title: President of Lebanon
Awarded Field: Law
Date Received: 1956-10-18

     

 Iskander Mirza 
Title: President of Pakistan
Awarded Field: Law
Date Received: 1956-11-09

     

 Konrad Adenauer 
Title: Chancellor of Germany
Awarded Field: Law
Date Received: 1957-03-30

                 
           
                 

Giovanni Gronchi
Title: President of Italy
Awarded Field: Law
Date Received: 1957-09-09

     

  Henry Corbin  
Title: Iranologist and French philosopher
Awarded Field: Iranology
Date Received: 1958-12-28

     

Jawaharlal Nehru 
Title: Prime Minister of India
Awarded Field: political science
Date Received: 1959-09-20

                 
           
                 

Roman Ghirshman  
Title: Chairman of the French Archaeological Board
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1959-05-21

     

  Ayub Khan (general   
Title: President of Pakistan
Awarded Field: Political Science
Date Received: 1959-11-10

     

Ludwig Wilhelm Erhard
Title: German Chancellor and German Minister of Economy
Awarded Field: Political Science
Date Received: 1960-10-05

                 
           
                 

Jan Rypka
Title: Czechoslovakian Iranologist
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1963

     

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Title: President of India
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: April 1963

     

  Arthur Upham Pope
Title: American Orientalist
Awarded Field: Literature (archeology)
Date Received: 1964-10-28

                 
           
                 

Ion Gheorghe Iosif Maurer
Title: Prime Minister of Romania
Awarded Field: Law
Date Received: 1966-07-13

     

Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan
Title: President of Pakistan
Awarded Field: Political Science
Date Received: 1969-11-02

     

Toshihiko Izutsu 
Title: Japanese Islamologist and philosopher
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1974-03-16

                 
           
                 

 Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin
Title: Iranologist and professor of Iranian languages at the University of Liege
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1974-03-16

     

Fritz Meier
Title: Iranian scholar and researcher
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1974-03-16

     

Walther Hinz  
Title: Iranologist and German researcher
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1974-03-16

                 
           
                 

Bobojon Ghafurov
Title: Russian orientalist and researcher
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1974-03-16

     

Henrik Samuel Nyberg
Title: Swedish orientalist and Iranologist
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1974-03-16

     

 Giuseppe Tucci 
Title: Director of Italian Institute for Middle East and Far East, and researcher
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1974-03-16

                 
           
                 

Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai
Title: Iranian philosopher and writer
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1974-03-16

     

 Maha Chakkri Sirinthon
Title: Prince of Thailand
Awarded Field: Psychology and Educational Sciences
Date Received: 2004-04-21

     

 Léopold Sédar Senghor
Title: President of Senegal
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1976-04-28

                 
           
                 

Gholam-Ali Ra'di Azarakhshi
Title: Contemporary Iranian poet and writer
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1976-10-25

     

Habib yaghmayi
Title: Iranian journalist and poet
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1976-10-25

     

 Mohammad Parvin Gonabadi
Title: Contemporary writer, researcher and translator
Awarded Field: Theology and Islamic Sciences
Date Received: 1976-10-25

                 
           
                 

 Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh
Title: Writer
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 1976-10-25

     

 Nelson Mandela
Title: Leader of the African National Congress
Awarded Field: Political Science
Date Received: 1992-07-22

     

   Hassan Habibi
Title: Vice President
Awarded Field: Sociology
Date Received: 1997-07-28

                 
           
                 

Coleman Barks
Title: American poet and translator
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: 2006-05-12

     

Emile Benveniste 
Title: French Orientalist
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: April 1947

     

  Albert Caquot 
Title: French scientist and member of the French Academy
Awarded Field: Law
Date Received: 1949-05-04

                 
             
                 

 Nazir Ahmad
Title: Iranologist and Professor at Indian Universities
Awarded Field: Persian Language and Literature
Date Received: December 1989

     

 Romano Prodi
Title: Prime Minister of Italy
Awarded Field: Economics
Date Received: 1998-05-31