Hildegard Hamm-Brücher received an honorary doctorate on 14 June 2005.

Honorary doctors of the faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena since 1990

Hildegard Hamm-Brücher received an honorary doctorate on 14 June 2005.
Image: Peter Scheere/Uni Jena

In recognition of outstanding scientific achievements or other special merits, the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena can award an honorary doctorate as a rare distinction through its faculties.

Since 1990, honorary doctorates have been awarded to the following personalities:

Faculty of Theology

  • Rt Rev Nicholas M. Baines
    Bishop of Leeds
  • The Very Rev. Prof. em. Dr Henry Chadwick DD. KBE. FBA
    em. Regius Professor of Divinity of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge (England)
  • Prof. Dr Dr h. c. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
    South African psychologist and reconciliation researcher
  • Prof. Dr theol. Otto Kaiser
    em. Professor of Old Testament at Philipps University Marburg
  • Prof. Dr Bruce L. McCormack
    American Barth expert
  • Prof. Dr John Wiliam Rogerson
    em. Professor of Theology, University of Sheffield
  • Prof. Dr Dr h. c. Otto Hermann Pesch (†)
    em. Professor of Theology, University Hamburg
  • Prof. em. Dr theol. Dr h.c. Dr h.c. Jacques Waardenburg (†)
    Dutch theologian, religious and Islamic scholar
  • Prof. Dr Dr h. c. Hans Weder
    em. Theology University of Zurich

Faculty of Law

  • Hans-Joachim Bauer
    Former President of the Higher Regional Court of Jena
  • Prof. Dr Stanisław Biernat
    Full Professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and Vice-President of the Polish Constitutional Court
  • Dr jur. Walter David (†)
    former Chief Legal Advisor of the Zeiss Foundation Oberkochen
  • Prof. Dr Dres. h. c. Wolfgang Huber
    Former Bishop of the Evangelical Church Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz, former Chairman of the Council of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD)
  • Dr iur. Hans-Joachim Jentsch (†)
    former judge at the Federal Constitutional Court
  • Stefan Kaufmann
    President of the Thuringian Higher Regional Court
  • Dr Klaus Kübel (†)
    Chancellor of the University of Jena 1990-2007
  • Prof. Dr Dres. h.c. Marcus Lutter
    em. Professor and Director of the Institute for Commercial and Business Law, University of Bonn
  • Günter Schaub (†)
    Retired presiding judge at the Federal Labour Court
  • Elmar Joseph Schuler
    President of the Thuringian Fiscal Court
  • Prof. Dr Dieter Schwab
    RLegal historian, family law expert
  • Prof. Dr iur. Tore Sigeman
    em. Professor of Civil Law and Labour Law at the Universities of Stockholm and Uppsala

Faculty of Economics

  • Peter Draper
    South African economist
  • Professor Steven Klepper (PhD)
    Professor of Economics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh
  • Jürgen Radomski
    Former Siemens Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Wolfgang Spindler
    Vice President of the Federal Fiscal Court

Faculty of Philosophy

  • Prof. Dr sc. phil. Manfred Bierwisch
    em. Professor of Linguistics at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Vice-President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Prof. Dr Włodzimierz Borodziej (†)
    Polish historian and former co-director of the "Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena"
  • Prof. Dr Wolfgang Deurer
    freelance architect and church builder of the town church St. Michael in Jena
  • Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Gonthier-Louis Fink
    French Germanist
  • Dr theol. h.c. Joachim Gauck
    Former Federal Government Commissioner for State Security Documents
  • Prof. Dr Dr h. c. mult. Dieter Henrich
    Expert on the history of philosophy from the 18th to the 20th century
  • Wulf Kirsten
    German poet, prose writer and editor
  • Imi Knoebel
    German artist
  • Prof. Dr phil. Odo Marquard (†)
    em.Professor of Philosophy at the Justus Liebig University of Gießen
  • Dr h.c. Herta Müller
    Writer and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Dr h.c. Dr h.c. Frank Stella (†), New York City
    Freelance artist
  • Dr Volker Ullrich
    ZEIT editor and historian

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

  • Prof. Dr Niels Birbaumer
    Psychologist and neurobiologist
  • Dr Hildegard Hamm-Brücher (†)
    Former Politician - Minister of State (Education)
  • Roland Jahn
    Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the Former German Democratic Republic (BStU)
  • Prof. Dr Karl G. Jöreskog
    Swedish scientist - father of structural equation modelling
  • Prof. Dr Gerd Lüer
    em. Professor of Psychology at the Georg-August University of Göttingen
  • Prof. Dr K. Warner Schaie, Ph.D.
    Evan Pugh Professor of Human Development and Psychology,  Pennsylvania State University
  • Eduard Schewardnadse (†)
    former President of Georgia
  • Prof. Dr Hans-Peter Schwarz (†)
    Political scientist
  • Prof. Dr Erwin K. Scheuch
  • Prof. Dr Allen J. Scott
    Social scientist

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Prof. Dr phil. nat. Dr. h.c. mult. Gerhard Krüger
    Professor of Computer Science, University of Karlsruhe
  • Prof. Dr phil. Boris A. Trachtenbrot
    Professor für Informatik, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University (Israel)
  • Prof. Dr Hartmut Wedekind
    Database expert
  • Prof. Dr Henryk Wozniakowski
    Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warsaw and Columbia University New York

Faculty of Physics and Astronomy

  • Prof. Dr Abhay Ashtekar
    Relativity researcher, Director of the Institute for Gravitational Physics and Geometry at Pennsylvania State University
  • Prof. Dr Michael Kaschke
    Chairman of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG
  • Prof. Dr Herbert Kroemer
    Nobel Laureate in Physics and Professor of Physics at the University of California (Santa Barbara)
  • Dr Dieter Kurz
    former Chairman of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG
  • Dr Reinhart Neubert
    Pioneer of laser research
  • Prof. Dr phil. Dr h.c. Fritz Peter Schäfer (†)
    former Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen
  • Dr phil. nat. Hermann Schwarz (†)
    former Managing Director of Rohde & Schwarz, Munich

Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences

  • Prof. Dr John Bannister Goodenough
    Co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery and professor at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Prof. Gerhard Hard
    Geographer, Professor Emeritus of Physical Geography at the University of Osnabrück
  • Prof. Dr Dr h. c. mult. Alan Roy Katritzky
    Director of the "Center for Heterocyclic Compounds" at the University of Florida (USA)
  • Prof. Dr Klaus Keil (†)
    Amer. Mineralogist; Director of the Hawai Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
  • Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Helmut Werner
    Expert for organometallics

Faculty of Biological Sciences

  • Prof. Dr rer. nat. Dr h.c. mult. Sydney Brenner
    Director of the Molecular Sciences Institute, Berkeley, California (USA)
  • Doz. Dr rer. nat. habil. Ilse Jahn (†)
    Biological historian
  • Prof. Dr rer. nat. Dr h.c. mult. Herbert Oelschläger (†)
    Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Director of the Institute of Pharmacy at Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • Johanna Schlüter
    Managing Director of Gustav-Fischer Verlag Jena

Faculty of Medicine

  • Prof. Dr med. dent. Karl Eichner (†)
    Professor of Dental Prosthetics at the Free University of Berlin
  • Prof. Dr Simon Finfer
    Professor at the University of Sydney and doyen for high-level clinical research in the field of intensive care medicine
  • PD Dr med. Urs Heim
    Private lecturer at the University of Bern and employee of AO-International Davos
  • Prof. Dr med. Thomas Kenner
    Full Professor of Physiology at the University of Graz
  • Prof. Dr med. Dietrich Lehmann
    Professor of Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Zurich
  • Prof. Dr Dr h.c. mult. Mahmut Gazi Yasargil
    Microneurosurgeon emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery in Zurich

The following publications provide information on all honorary doctorates awarded at the University of Jena up to 2005 (German only):

Joachim Bauer, Joachim Hartung, Klaus Dicke (Hg.): Die Ehrendoktoren der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität in den Geisteswissenschaften 1800 bis 2005, Hain Verlag, Weimar und Jena 2007, ISBN 978-3-89807-093-5

Joachim Hartung, Andreas Wipf (Hg.): Die Ehrendoktoren der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität in den Bereichen Naturwissenschaften und Medizin, Hain Verlag, Weimer und Jena 2004, ISBN 3-89807-064-6