Honorary Degrees

Honorary degree recipients 2010-2019

Carol J. Clover dr. phil. hon. c. 2.10.2015 Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies
Anna Guðrún Jónasdóttir dr. scient. pol. hon. c. 18.6.2015 Faculty of Political Science
Guðbergur Bergsson dr. phil. hon. c. 1.6.2013 Faculty of Foreign Languages, Literature and Linguistics
Thomas William Shakespeare dr. scient. hon. c 16.3.2012 Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
Jóhann Páll Árnason dr. phil. hon. c. 1.12.2011 Faculty of History and Philosophy
Kari Elisabeth Börresen dr. theol. hon. c. 1.12.2011 Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies
Marianne E. Kalinke dr. phil. hon. c. 1.12.2011 Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies
Margrét Guðnadóttir dr. med. hon. c. 10.11.2011 Faculty of Medicine
Connie White Delaney dr. scient. hon. c. 6.10.2011 Faculty of Nursing
Margaret E. Wilson dr. scient. hon. c. 6.10.2011 Faculty of Nursing
Haraldur Sigurðsson dr. scient. hon. c. 22.1.2011 Faculty of Earth Sciences
Álfrún Gunnlaugsdóttir dr. phil. hon. c. 1.12.2010 Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies
Matthías Johannessen dr. phil. hon. c. 1.12.2010 Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies
Thor Vilhjálmsson dr. phil. hon. c. 1.12.2010 Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies
Sigfús J. Johnsen dr. scient. hon. c. 28.8.2010 Faculty of Earth Sciences
Hans-Olov Adami dr. med. hon. c. 16.6.2010 Faculty of Medicine
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir dr. phil. hon. c. 15.4.2010 Faculty of Foreign Languages, Literature and Linguistics
     

 

 

Honorary degree recipients 2000-2009

Joan Maling dr. phil. hon. c. 1.12.2009 Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies
Ólafía Einarsdóttir dr. phil. hon. c. 29.11.2009 Faculty of History and Philosophy
Hörður Sigurgestsson dr. mercatoriae hon. c. 14.11.2008  Faculty of Business Administration
Steen Lund-Thomsen dr. mercatoriae hon. c. 14.11.2008 Faculty of Business Administration
Þórir Einarsson dr. mercatoriae hon. c. 14.11.2008 Faculty of Business Administration
Jónatan Þórmundsson dr. jur. hon. c. 25.10.2008 Faculty of Law
Sigurður Líndal dr. jur. hon. c.  25.10.2008 Faculty of Law
Søren Langvad dr. techn. hon. c. 25.10.2008 Faculty of Engineering
Donna Shalala dr. oecon. hon. c.  11.6.2008  Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Assar Lindbeck dr. oecon. hon. c.  21.10.2006 Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Kristján Sæmundsson dr. scient. hon. c. 21.10.2006 Faculty of Physical Sciences
Robert A. Mundell dr. oecon. hon. c. 21.10.2006 Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Michael E. Porter dr. oecon. hon. c. 2.10.2006 Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Sir David Frederick Attenborough dr. scient. hon. c. 24.6.2006 Faculty of Physical Sciences
Gunnar Hoppe dr. scient. hon. c.  9.12.2004 Faculty of Physical Sciences
Edmund S. Phelps dr. oecon. hon. c. 23.10.2004 Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Richard N. Ringler dr. phil. hon. c. 23.10.2004  Faculty of Philosophy
Ingrid Ulrika Olsson dr. scient. hon. c. 25.10.2003 Faculty of Physical Sciences
Árni Vilhjálmsson dr. oecon. hon. c. 5.10.2001  Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Gísli H. Guðjónsson dr. med. hon. c. 5.10.2001 Faculty of Medicine
Jonna Louis-Jensen dr. phil. hon. c. 5.10.2001   Faculty of Philosophy
Karl Tryggvason dr. med. hon. c. 5.10.2001 Faculty of Medicine
Pétur M. Jónasson dr. scient. hon. c. 5.10.2001 Faculty of Physical Sciences
Preben Meulengracht Sørensen dr. phil. hon. c. 5.10.2001 Faculty of Philosophy
Auður Eir Vilhjálmsdóttir dr. theol. hon. c. 8.9.2000 Faculty of Theology
Baldur Stefánsson dr. scient. hon. c.   8.9.2000   Faculty of Physical Sciences
Bergþór Jóhannsson dr. scient. hon. c. 8.9.2000 Faculty of Physical Sciences
Bjarni Tryggvason dr. techn. hon. c. 8.9.2000  Faculty of Engineering
Daniel J. Simundson dr. theol. hon. c. 8.9.2000 Faculty of Theology
Elsa E. Guðjónsson dr. phil. hon. c.  8.9.2000 Faculty of Philosophy
Guðmundur E. Sigvaldason dr. scient. hon. c. 8.9.2000 Faculty of Physical Sciences
Jón Sveinbjörnsson dr. theol. hon. c. 8.9.2000 Faculty of Theology
Karl Sigurbjörnsson dr. theol. hon. c.  8.9.2000 Faculty of Theology
Michael Fell dr. theol. hon. c. 8.9.2000  Faculty of Theology
Stefán Karlsson dr. phil. hon. c.  8.9.2000 Faculty of Philosophy
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir dr. techn. hon. c.  8.9.2000   Faculty of Engineering
     

Honorary degree recipients 1990-1999

Ólafur Ólafsson dr. med. hon. c.  5.9.1998  Faculty of Medicine                             
Þórir Helgason dr. med. hon. c. 5.9.1998 Faculty of Medicine
Duncan Forrester dr. theol. hon. c. 25.10.1997 Faculty of Theology
Leif Grane dr. theol. hon. c.  25.10.1997 Faculty of Theology
Þórður Tómasson dr. phil. hon. c. 17.6.1997 Faculty of Philosophy
Lars Huldén dr. phil. hon. c.  17.6.1996  Faculty of Philosophy
Guðmundur Arnlaugsson dr. scient. hon. c. 17.6.1995  Faculty of Physical Sciences
Loftur Þorsteinsson dr. scient. hon. c. 17.6.1995 Faculty of Physical Sciences
Wolfgang Edelstein dr. scient. rer. soc. hon. c.  17.6.1995 Faculty of Social Sciences
Hafsteinn Guðmundsson dr. scient. rer. soc. hon. c. 25.6.1994 Faculty of Social Sciences
Hans Martin Lipp dr. techn. hon. c. 25.6.1994  Faculty of Engineering
Per Bruun dr. techn. hon. c. 25.6.1994 Faculty of Engineering
Sigurjón Guðjónsson dr. theol. hon. c.  25.6.1994 Faculty of Theology
Þórir Kr. Þórðarson dr. theol. hon. c. 25.6.1994 Faculty of Theology
Ármann Snævarr dr. jur. hon. c.   26.6.1993  Faculty of Law
Hans G. Andersen dr. jur. hon. c.  26.6.1993 Faculty of Law
H. Winding Pedersen dr. oecon. hon. c.  28.10.1991 Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Einar B. Pálsson dr. techn. hon. c. 29.6.1991  Faculty of Engineering
Hörður Ágústsson dr. phil. hon. c.  29.6.1991 Faculty of Philosophy
Ingólfur Davíðsson dr. scient. hon. c.  29.6.1991  Faculty of Physical Sciences
Páll S. Árdal dr. phil. hon. c.  29.6.1991 Faculty of Philosophy
Francesco Cossiga dr. jur. hon. c.  4.5.1991 Faculty of Law
     

Honorary degree recipients 1980-1989

Jóhannes Nordal dr. oecon. hon. c.  24.6.1989   Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
George P. L. Walker dr. scient. hon. c.  22.10.1988  Faculty of Physical Sciences
Gunnar Böðvarsson dr. scient. hon. c.  25.6.1988 Faculty of Physical Sciences
Jóhannes Nordal dr. scient. rer. soc. hon. c. 25.6.1988 Faculty of Social Sciences
Jónas Haralz dr. oecon. hon. c. 25.6.1988 Faculty of Business Administration
Leifur Ásgeirsson dr. scient. hon. c. 25.6.1988 Faculty of Physical Sciences
Jón Sigtryggsson dr. odont. hon. c.   27.6.1987  Faculty of Odontology
Hermann Pálsson dr. phil. hon. c. 28.2.1987 Faculty of Philosophy
Oscar Bandle dr. phil. hon. c.  28.2.1987  Faculty of Philosophy
Peter Foote dr. phil. hon. c. 28.2.1987 Faculty of Philosophy
Theodore Andersson dr. phil. hon. c. 28.2.1987 Faculty of Philosophy
Anna Sigurðardóttir dr. phil. hon. c. 4.10.1986  Faculty of Philosophy
Ásgeir Blöndal Magnússon dr. phil. hon. c.  4.10.1986  Faculty of Philosophy
Benedikt Tómasson dr. med. hon. c.   4.10.1986  Faculty of Medicine
Bjarni Jónsson dr. scient. hon. c.   4.10.1986 Faculty of Physical Sciences
Bruno Kress dr. phil. hon. c. 4.10.1986 Faculty of Philosophy
Christian H. Gudnason dr. techn. hon. c.  4.10.1986  Faculty of Engineering
Eugene A. Nida dr. theol. hon. c.  4.10.1986 Faculty of Theology
Gösta Holm dr. phil. hon. c.  4.10.1986  Faculty of Philosophy
Jakob Gíslason dr. techn. hon. c.   4.10.1986   Faculty of Engineering
Jón Steffensen dr. phil. hon. c.    4.10.1986  Faculty of Philosophy
Júlíus Sigurjónsson dr. med. hon. c. 4.10.1986  Faculty of Medicine
Konrad Zuse dr. techn. hon. c. 4.10.1986   Faculty of Engineering
Ludvig Holm-Olsen dr. phil. hon. c.  4.10.1986  Faculty of Philosophy
Margrét II Danadrottning dr. litt. Isl. hon. c.   4.10.1986 Faculty of Philosophy
Ófeigur J. Ófeigsson dr. med. hon. c.  4.10.1986 Faculty of Medicine
Ólafur Björnsson dr. oecon. hon. c.   4.10.1986 Faculty of Business Administration
Páll Agnar Pálsson dr. med. hon. c.  4.10.1986 Faculty of Medicine
Sigurður Helgason dr. scient. hon. c. 4.10.1986  Faculty of Physical Sciences
Snorri Hjartarson dr. litt. Isl. hon. c.  4.10.1986  Faculty of Philosophy
Þorbjörn Sigurgeirsson dr. scient. hon. c.  4.10.1986 Faculty of Physical Sciences
Lúðvík Kristjánsson dr. phil. hon. c. 27.6.1981  Faculty of Philosophy
Steindór Steindórsson dr. scient. hon. c.  27.6.1981  Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Haraldur Sigurðsson dr. phil. hon. c.  28.6.1980 Faculty of Philosophy
     



Honorary degree recipients 1970-1979

Björn Magnússon dr. theol. hon. c.  25.6.1977 Faculty of Theology
Ingimar Óskarsson dr. scient. hon. c.  25.6.1977 Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Jakob Benediktsson dr. phil. hon. c. 25.6.1977 Faculty of Philosophy
Sigurður Pálsson dr. theol. hon. c.  25.6.1977  Faculty of Theology
Valdimar J. Eylands dr. theol. hon. c.  25.6.1977  Faculty of Theology
Einar Ól. Sveinsson dr. litt. Isl. hon. c. 29.6.1974  Faculty of Philosophy
Jón Helgason dr. litt. Isl. hon. c.   29.6.1974  Faculty of Philosophy
Peter Hallberg dr. phil. hon. c. 29.6.1974  Faculty of Philosophy
Steingrímur Jónsson dr. techn. hon. c.   29.6.1974 Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Gunnar Gunnarsson dr. litt. Isl. hon. c.  18.5.1974 Faculty of Philosophy
Þórbergur Þórðarson dr. litt. Isl. hon. c. 12.3.1974  Faculty of Philosophy
Halldór Laxness dr. litt. Isl. hon. c. 6.4.1972 Faculty of Philosophy
Anders Vinding Kruse dr. jur. hon. c. 9.9.1971 Faculty of Law
Günther Beitzke dr. jur. hon. c.   9.9.1971  Faculty of Law
Stephan Hurwitz dr. jur. hon. c.   9.9.1971 Faculty of Law
Svante Bergström dr. jur. hon. c.  9.9.1971 Faculty of Law
Einar Haugen dr. phil. hon. c. 15.7.1971  Faculty of Philosophy
Gylfi Þ. Gíslason dr. oecon. hon. c.  15.7.1971 Faculty of Business Administration
Lajos Ordass dr. theol. hon. c. 15.7.1971 Faculty of Theology
Magnús Már Lárusson dr. theol. hon. c.  15.7.1971 Faculty of Theology
Mikhail Steblin-Kaminskij dr. phil. hon. c.  15.7.1971 Faculty of Philosophy
Jón Steffensen dr. med. hon. c.   13.2.1971  Faculty of Medicine
     

 

Honorary degree recipients 1960-1969

Sigurður Nordal dr. litt. Isl. hon. c.  14.9.1966   Faculty of Philosophy
Alexander Jóhannesson dr. jur. hon. c. 7.10.1961 Faculty of Law and Business Administration
Anne Holtsmark dr. phil. hon. c. 7.10.1961  Faculty of Philosophy
Bjarni Benediktsson dr. jur. hon. c.   7.10.1961  Faculty of Law and Business Administration
Christian Matras dr. phil. hon. c.  7.10.1961 Faculty of Philosophy
Dag Strömbäck dr. phil. hon. c. 7.10.1961   Faculty of Philosophy
Earl Judson King dr. med. hon. c.  7.10.1961 Faculty of Medicine
Edvard Busch dr. med. hon. c.  7.10.1961 Faculty of Medicine
Elias Wessén dr. phil. hon. c.  7.10.1961 Faculty of Philosophy
Finnur Sigmundsson dr. phil. hon. c. 7.10.1961 Faculty of Philosophy
Gabriel Turville-Petre dr. phil. hon. c.   7.10.1961 Faculty of Philosophy
Hans Kuhn dr. phil. hon. c.  7.10.1961 Faculty of Philosophy
Henry Goddard Leach dr. phil. hon. c. 7.10.1961 Faculty of Philosophy
Knut Robberstad dr. jur. hon. c.  7.10.1961   Faculty of Law and Business Administration
Lárus Einarsson dr. med. hon. c.   7.10.1961    Faculty of Medicine
Nils Herlitz dr. jur. hon. c.   7.10.1961 Faculty of Law and Business Administration
Oscar A. Borum dr. jur. hon. c.  7.10.1961  Faculty of Law and Business Administration
P. H. T. Thorlakson dr. med. hon. c. 7.10.1961  Faculty of Medicine
Regin Prenter dr. theol. hon. c.  7.10.1961   Faculty of Theology
Richard Beck dr. phil. hon. c.  7.10.1961  Faculty of Philosophy
Séamus Ó. Duilearga dr. phil. hon. c.  7.10.1961  Faculty of Philosophy
Sigurbjörn Einarsson dr. theol. hon. c. 7.10.1961   Faculty of Theology
Sigurður Þórarinsson dr. phil. hon. c.  7.10.1961   Faculty of Philosophy
Stefán Einarsson dr. phil. hon. c.  7.10.1961 Faculty of Philosophy
Tauno Tirkkonen dr. jur. hon. c. 7.10.1961     Faculty of Law and Business Administration
     

Honorary degree recipients 1950-1959

Vilmundur Jónsson dr. med. hon. c.  28.5.1959  Faculty of Medicine
Árni Friðriksson dr. phil. hon. c.   15.10.1954  Faculty of Philosophy
Ásmundur Guðmundsson dr. theol. hon. c. 2.6.1954  Faculty of Theology
Haakon Shetelig dr. phil. hon. c. 11.1.1952 Faculty of Philosophy
Matthías Þórðarson dr. phil. hon. c. 11.1.1952 Faculty of Philosophy
     

 

Honorary degree recipients 1940-1949

Arne Möller dr. theol. hon. c.  26.10.1946  Faculty of Theology
Didrik Arup Seip dr. phil. hon. c.   26.10.1946  Faculty of Philosophy
Friðrik Friðriksson dr. theol. hon. c.  26.10.1946   Faculty of Theology
Sir William A. Craigie dr. phil. hon. c.  26.10.1946  Faculty of Philosophy
Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson dr. oecon. hon. c.  26.10.1946  Faculty of Law and Business Administration
Ólafur Lárusson dr. phil. hon. c. 25.2.1945   Faculty of Philosophy
Bjarni Jónsson dr. theol. hon. c. 21.10.1941 Faculty of Theology
Guðmundur Hannesson dr. med. hon. c.  9.9.1941  Faculty of Medicine
Frank le Sage de Fontenay dr. phil. hon. c. 24.9.1940   Faculty of Philosophy
Guðjón Samúelsson dr. phil. hon. c. 17.6.1940 Faculty of Philosophy
     

 

Honorary degree recipients 1930-1939

Magnus Olsen dr. litt. Isl. hon. c. 28.11.1938 Faculty of Philosophy
Andreas Heusler dr. litt. Isl. hon. c. 17.6.1936 Faculty of Philosophy
Einar Arnórsson dr. jur. hon. c. 17.6.1936 Faculty of Law
Ejnar Munksgaard dr. phil. hon. c.  17.6.1936 Faculty of Philosophy
Jón Helgason dr. theol. hon. c. 17.6.1936 Faculty of Theology
Jón Ófeigsson dr. phil. hon. c.  17.6.1936 Faculty of Philosophy
Þorkell Þorkelsson dr. phil. hon. c.  17.6.1936  Faculty of Philosophy
Benedikt S. Þórarinsson dr. phil. hon. c. 1.12.1935   Faculty of Philosophy
Brandur J. Brandsson dr. med. hon. c.  25.6.1930   Faculty of Medicine
Guðmundur Grímsson dr. jur. hon. c.  25.6.1930 Faculty of Law
Halldór Hermannsson dr. phil. hon. c.  25.6.1930  Faculty of Philosophy
Hjörtur Thordarson dr. phil. hon. c. 25.6.1930  Faculty of Philosophy
Joseph Þórarinn Thorson dr. jur. hon. c. 25.6.1930 Faculty of Law
Rögnvaldur Pétursson dr. phil. hon. c. 25.6.1930   Faculty of Philosophy
Sveinbjörn Johnson dr. jur. hon. c.   25.6.1930  Faculty of Law
Vilhjálmur Stefánsson dr. phil. hon. c. 25.6.1930  Faculty of Philosophy

        
Honorary degree recipients 1920-1929

Hannes Þorsteinsson dr. phil. hon. c.

23.12.1925 Faculty of Philosophy
Sigfús Blöndal dr. phil. hon. c. 2.10.1924 Faculty of Philosophy
Valdimar Briem dr. theol. hon. c.  1.2.1923 Faculty of Theology
Finnur Jónsson dr. litt. Isl. hon. c. 17.6.1921   Faculty of Philosophy
Þorvaldur Thoroddsen dr. litt. Isl. hon. c.  17.6.1921  Faculty of Philosophy
Matthías Jochumsson dr. theol. hon. c. 11.11.1920 Faculty of Theology
Jón J. Aðils dr. phil. hon. c.  25.10.1919 Faculty of Philosophy

Björn Magnússon Olsen dr. litt. Isl. hon. c. 

17.6.1918 Faculty of Philosophy

 

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