Honorary Doctorates

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Honorary Doctors of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn

Prof. Dr hab. Jan SZCZERBOWSKI

Date of conferment: 1 June 2000

Merits: A noted specialist in inland fisheries; expansion of the Faculty of Environmental Protection and Fisheries at UWM.

Prof. Dr Bernd HOFMANN

Date of conferment: 8 September 2001

Merits: outstanding scientific achievements in endocrinology of animal reproduction; promoting UWM Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at an international forum on 8 September 2001.

Prof. Dr hab. Michał KARASEK

Date of conferment: 8 September 2001

Merits: outstanding scientific achievements in research on the pineal gland; the development of UWM Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Prof. Dr hab. Stanisław WĘŻYK

Date of conferment: 20 April 2002

Merits: developing and implementing modern genetic methods for poultry improvement; outstanding scientific achievements in maintaining the biodiversity of familial chicken populations; the expansion of UWM Faculty of Animal Bioengineering.

Prof. Dr hab. Jerzy WOYKE

Date of conferment: 20 April 2002

Merits: A noted specialist in apiculture, an academic authority of international acclaim on reproduction biology, genetics as well as cytology and parasitology of bees; the development of UWM Faculty of Animal Bioengineering.

Georg DIETRICH

Date of conferment: 1 June 2002

Merits: An honorary citizen of Olsztyn; supporting education, culture and science in order to develop close relations between citizens of Offenburg and Olsztyn, as well as Germans and Poles; supporting the integration of Europe.

Prof. Dr hab. Emil NALBORCZYK

Date of conferment: 29 June 2002

Merits: Involvement in central institutions of Polish science and in Polish advisory committees; scientific work and staff development of plant physiologists; promoting the research of Polish scientists; substantial service to UWM.

Prof. Dr Ralph OBENDORF

Date of conferment: 29 June 2002

Merits: Professor at Cornell University in USA; a noted scientist of international acclaim, a specialist in seed biology; forming staffs of young Polish scientists cooperating with UWM.

Prof. Dr Adam CHRZANOWSKI

Date of conferment: 30 September 2002

Merits: Professor at the University of New Brunswick, Canada; a noted scientist of international acclaim, specialist in engineering and mining geodesy; cooperation with UWM Faculty of Geodesy and Land Management.

Prof. Dr hab. Stanisława STOKŁOSA

Date of conferment: 7 May 2003

Merits: exemplary service in reproductive endocrinology, particularly introduction of new methods for breeding gonad cells; staff training; many years of cooperation with the science community of Olsztyn.

Prof. Dr hab. Andrzej DUBAS

Date of conferment: 14 October 2003

Merits: exemplary service in the organization and systematic transformation of higher education in Poland; many years of cooperation with the science community of UWM.

Archbishop Dr Józef KOWALCZYK

Date of conferment: 1 June 2004

Merits: Papal Nuncio in Poland; service in handling relations between the country and the Church through the concordat; the establishment of UWM Faculty of Theology.

Prof. Dr hab. Teresa KOSTKIEWICZOWA

Date of conferment: 26 November 2004

Merits: A scholar of international fame; a role-model of effective scientific practices; exemplary service in supporting science in Poland and abroad; initiating fruitful cooperation between faculties of humanities in Poland, particularly with UWM faculty.

Prof. Giovanni GIRONE

Date of conferment: 1 June 2005

Merits: Rector at the University of Bari in Italy; academic development in the fields of economics and statistics; substantial cooperation with UWM.

Dr Wolfgang SCHÄUBLE

Date of conferment: 1 October 2006

Merits: Federal Minister of Internal Affairs in Germany, a friend of Poland; reinforcing ties between people of Germany and Poland.

Prof. Dr hab. Wojciech WRZESIŃSKI

Date of conferment: 1 October 2007

Merits: The development of Polish education, of humanities in particular; cooperation with UWM Faculty of Humanities.

Prof. Dr hab. Rudolf MICHAŁEK; Dr. h. c. mult.; a full member of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Date of conferment: 31 May 2008

Merits: The development of Polish education, particularly staff development in the field of agricultural engineering; cooperation with UWM Faculty of Technical Sciences.

Cardinal Dr Stanisław DZIWISZ

Date of conferment: 3 July 2008

Merits: Acting as a statesman for Poland and its issues at the Vatican for 26 years; introduction and reception of the teachings of Pope John Paul II in Poland; founding UWM Faculty of Theology in 1999; reviving the centuries-long tradition of cooperation between the academic communities of Cracow and Warmia.

Prof. Dr hab. Stefan JURGA

Date of conferment: 3 July 2008

Merits: The development of Polish education, particularly in major institutions of learning and higher education; cooperation with UWM and supporting its work.

Prof. Dr Hans-Gert PÖTTERING

Date of conferment: 1 October 2008

Merits: working as a statesman in the European Parliament; putting significant effort into the peaceful co-existence of European countries, and into the Polish-German dialogue; supporting cooperation of Warmia and Mazury with other European regions.

Prof. Władysław BARTOSZEWSKI

Date of conferment: 3 June 2009

Merits: unflinching faith in universal values, expressed in the service to his fellow man; patriotism and concern for the national conscience; the testimony to the martyrdom and heroism during World War II; promotion of international and intercultural dialogue.

Prof. Dr hab. Janusz Małłek

Date of conferment: 17 September 2009

Merits: outstanding achievements in research on the history of Royal Prussia, Warmia and the Duchy of Prussia; promotion of UWM young scholars.

Prof. Dr hab. Hubert Orłowski

Date of conferment: 30 September 2009

Merits: outstanding achievements in research concerning German culture and literature, particularly German literary accomplishments during the Third Reich; an investigation into various Polish-German issues, including national stereotypes.

Jerzy Skolimowski

Jerzy Skolimowski

Date of conferment: 30 September 2011

Merits: outstanding achievements in the art of film; undertaking universal problems, creating human values and promoting Polish culture in the international arena.

ks. abp dr Wojciech Ziemba

Archbishop Wojciech Ziemba

Date of conferment: 28 October 2011

Merits: supporting the development of the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn; promotion of human and theological values in social environment; ecumenical activity for the integration of various nations.

prof. Udo Arnold

Prof. Udo Arnold

Date of conferment: 30 May 2012

Merits: outstanding scientific achievements in the field of European medieval studies; the development of modern methods for research into the history of the Teutonic Knights; editing sources of a timeless value; initiating and supporting forum for exchanging research ideas across borders and nations; the support and involvement of Polish scholars and researchers into pan-European dialogue; lasting contribution to the pursuit of truth and the Polish-German reconciliation.

prof. Christian von Bar

Prof. Christian von Bar

Date of conferment: 22 march 2013

Merits: Outstanding achievements in the field of synthesis of European private law; inspiration, development and promotion of Polish (especially Warmian and Mazurian) law of science.

prof. dr hab. Zygmunt LITWIŃCZUK

Prof. Dr hab. Zygmunt Litwińczuk

Date of conferment: 29 May 2013

Merits: valuable research into dairy and meat use of cattle; conservation of genetic livestock resources, particularly restoration of Białogrzbieta (white-backed) species in Poland.

abp senior ks. dr Edmunt Piszcz

Senior Archbishop, Dr Edmund Piszcz

Date of conferment: 6 May 2014

Merits: long-standing and effective pastoral activity for the ecclesiastical community; broad scientific, academic, pastoral, organizational and social activities for the benefit of the Vistula Pomerania, Powiśle, as well as Warmia and Mazury; valuable and inspiring voluntary and ecumenical work; outstanding achievements in Polish-German reconciliation.

prof. Jerzy Buzek

Prof. Jerzy Buzek

Date of conferment: 9 June 2014

Merits: substantial contribution and support of European and Polish science, particularly activities leading to the establishment and development of the University of Warmia and Mazury; support and promotion of Warmia and Mazury in Poland, as well as in Europe; contribution to the change of political system, to democratic national institutions, development-focused reforms, and foreign policy.

prof. Winfried Lieber

Prof. Winfried Lieber

Date of conferment: 1 October 2014

Merits: contribution to the establishment and effective work of the academic education group, which enables the Universities in Offenburg and Olsztyn to cooperate on European scale.

Prof. dr hab. inż. Jerzy Woźnicki

Date of conferment: 3 July 2015

Merits: for outstanding scientific achievements, especially in the techniques for image processing and the field of social sciences, for persistence in national and international forums in acting for the harmonious relationship between the inner world of values of the contemporary university and the challenges of the outer world towards the university; for activity at the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland and activity in favour of the UWM.

Erwin Kruk

Date of conferment: 1 June 2016.

Merits: for the lasting Masurian contribution to the treasury of Polish literature; for creating a real, faithful and multi-dimensional picture of the land of Warmia and Mazury and promoting it in the national forum; for creating an identity and developing cultural heritage; for effective inspiring regional research in humanities and social science lasting half a century.

 

prof. Oskar Gottlieb Blarr

Date of conferment: 14 October 2016

Merits: for activity in favour of saving cultural heritage, especially the music monuments of Warmia and Mazury, for popularising the music of Feliks Nowowiejski, for organising musical life and for activity in the field of bringing closer and promoting understanding between the German and Polish nations.

 

Prof. dr hab. Jan Kiciński

Date of conferment: 2 June 2017

Merits:for considerable contribution to the development of power industry and machine construction and operation, as well as for scientific cooperation with the University of Warmia and Mazury, promotion of the University and support given to the Faculty of Technical Sciences.

 

Prof. Tetsuo Kanno

Date of conferment: 2 October 2017

Merits: for outstanding contribution to development of neurosurgery, for helping patients in Poland to gain access to modern technologies and for supporting the cooperation of Japanese scientists with the University of Warmia and Mazury.