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Deirdre Curtin awarded honorary doctorate

Posted on 14 November 2018

Professor Deirdre Curtin, Head of the Law Department and Professor of European Law at EUI, will be conferred with an honorary doctorate by the University of Copenhagen this week.

The university states that honorary doctorates are conferred on scholars who have “conducted extensive and significant research of high international quality”, following nomination by researchers at the University of Copenhagen. Last year, just six scholars from across Europe received the accolade.

DeirdreCurtin_portraitProfessor Curtin will receive her honorary doctorate in a ceremony in Copenhagen on Friday, followed by a reception with Her Majesty Queen Magrethe of Denmark.

Professor Curtin, who has taught at EUI since 2015, also holds an honorary doctorate from the University College in Dublin, and was elected an Honorary Bencher by the King’s Inn, Dublin in 2013. She is also a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a laureate of the Spinoza Prize by the Dutch Scientific Organisation, in addition to many other international accomplishments.

EUI extends its congratulations to Professor Curtin, and to all who will be receiving honorary doctorates at the ceremony on Friday.