Honours

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Human Rights Award of the University of Graz

  • Dipl.-Ing.Dr.h.c.mult. Simon Wiesenthal, head of the Jewish Documentation Centre (1994)
  • Jon Sobrino, Theologist, El Salvador (1992)
  • Vera Jovanovic, Branka Raguz and Esad Muhibic, mediators of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (1997)
  • His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama (2002)
  • Council for the Assistance to Refugee Academics (CARA), London (2007)
  • Prof. Dr.h.c. Daniel Barenboim, pianist and Generalmusikdirektor, Berlin (2011)
  • Dr. Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (2016)

Doctores theologiae honoris causa

  • Johann Weber, former bishop, Graz (1984)
  • Dr. Roger Aubert, professor, Louvain, Belgium (1985)
  • Dr. Elisabeth Gössmann, professor, Tokyo, Japan (1985)
  • Dr. Johann Rainer, professor, Innsbruck (1993)
  • DDr. Karl Lehmann, Cardinal, Mainz (2000)
  • Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople (2004)
  • Dr. Egon Kapellari, Bishop of the diocese of Graz-Seckau (2006)
  • Dr.h.c. Michael Haneke, Professor, director and screen writer (2013)

Doctores iuris honoris causa:

  • Dr. Günther Winkler, professor, Vienna (1984)
  • Dr. Karl Dietrich Bracher, professor, Bonn (1985)
  • Dr. Gerald Stourzh,professor, Vienna (1989)
  • Dr. Claus-Wilhelm Canaris, professor, Munich (1993)
  • Dr.h.c.Dr. Ludwig Adamovich, university professor, retired President of the Austrian Constitutional Court, Vienna (1997)
  • DDr.h.c. Dr. Karl Korinek, university professor, President of the Austrian Constitutional Court, Vienna (2005)

Doctores rerum socialium oeconomicarumque honoris causa

  • Dr. Horst Albach, professor, Bonn (1985)
  • Dr. Dr.h.c.mult. Reinhard Selten, professor, Bonn (1996)
  • Dkfm. Dr. Anton Egger, university professor, Vienna (2000)
  • Dr.h.c.mult. John S. Chipman, Ph.D., professor, Minnesota, USA (2001)
  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.h.c. Jürgen E. Schrempp, Chairman of the executive board Daimler-Chrysler (2003)
  • Dr.h.c.mult. Dr. Richard V. Mattessich, university professor emeritus, Vancouver, Canada (2008)
  • Dr. Karl Otwin Becker, university professor, Heidelberg (2011)

Doctores philosophiae honoris causa

  • Dr. Willy G. Stoll, Director of Research, Basel (1968)
  • DDDr. Nikolaus Grass, professor, Innsbruck (1979)
  • Dr.h.c.mult. Dr. Carl E. Schorske, professor, Princeton, USA (1996)
  • Dr.h.c. Keith Lehrer, professor, Arizona, USA (1997)
  • Dr.h.c. Dr. Hartmut Steinecke, university professor, Paderborn (2005)
  • Dr.h.c.mult. Dr. Hans Albert, university professor emeritus, Mannheim (2007)
  • Dr. Jay Winter, professor, Yale, USA (2010)

Doctores rerum naturalium honoris causa:

  • Dr.h.c. Dr. Janos Aczel, Professor, Waterloo, Canada (1995)
  • Dr. Fritz Rohrlich, professor, Syracuse, USA (1996)
  • Dr. Jean-Claude Falmagne, university professor, Irvine, USA (2005)

Honorary University Senators

  • Prof. Kurt Jungwirth, former Vice-Governor, Graz (1979)
  • Dr. Josef Krainer, former Governor of Styria, Graz (1988)
  • Alfred Stingl, former Mayor of Graz (1988)
  • Dr. Alfred Edler, former Deputy-Mayor of Graz (1988)
  • Wilhelm Heinrich Kirstein, director, Graz (1992)
  • Komm.-Rat Günther A. Granser, president of Alpen-Adria-Wirtschaftsförd. Ges.m.b.H., Munich (1992)
  • Dr.h.c. Johann Weber, former bishop, Graz (1994)
  • Ing. Herifried Hornich, consultant for the international steel business, Graz (1996)
  • Waltraud Klasnic, former Governor of Styria (2003)
  • Dr. Georg Doppelhofer, CEO Raiffeisenlandesbank Steiermark (2005)
  • Komm.-Rat Ing. Herbert Depisch, businessman and honorary consul of the Republic of South-Africa (2008)
  • Konrad Altenbuchner, manager of Buchbinder Rent-a-Car (2010)

Citizens of Honour

  • Dr. Friedrich Grobner, managing director and member of the board of Hoechst Austria AG., Vienna (1985)
  • Dr. Heiner Kief, professor, head of Experimental Pathology at Hoechst AG., Frankfurt (1985)
  • Komm.-Rat Karl-Reimar Ohlms, CEO Bender & Co. Ges. m. b. H., Vienna (1985)
  • Dkfm. Dr. Siegfried Sellitsch, managing director and member of the board of Wiener Städtische Versicherung, Vienna (1985)
  • Dr. Karl Pale, CEO Girozentrale der Österreichischen Sparkassen, Vienna (1987)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Helmut List, head of the management AVL List Ges. m. b. H., Graz (1988)
  • Michio Morio, M. D., Ph. D., Professor and Chairman, University of Hiroshima, Japan (1988)
  • Dr. Günther Witamwas, CEO and authorised representative Grazer Wechselseitigen Versicherung, Graz (2008)

Golden Ring of Honour of the University of Graz

  • Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol, Bangkok, Thailand (2007)
  • Hon.-Prof. Dr. Irmgard Griss, LL.M., Chairwoman University Council 2005–2010 (2013)
  • Dkfm. Dr. Werner Tessmar-Pfohl, Chairman University Council 2010–2013 (2013)
  • W. Hofrat Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhart Wielinger, Chairman University Council 2003–2005 (2013)
  • O.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Monika Hinteregger, Chairwoman of the Senate 2003-2013

Gold Medal for services rendered to the University of Graz

  • Dr. Herbert Paulhart, retired Min.Rat (1988)
  • DDr. Georg Molin, associate professor, (1992)
  • Dr.h.c. Johann Weber, former bishop, Graz (1999)
  • Dr. Sigrid Reinitzer, Hofrätin, strategic head of the University Library, (2006)
  • Dr. Johannes Passini, retired Hofrat, (2012)
  • Dr. Maria Edlinger, retired Hofrätin., former university director, (2013).

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