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.
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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
    Sociologist
  • 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
Information

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