Honorary Titles and Recognitions
Doctor Honoris Causa
2018 – Prof. Rajko Grlić
One of the world’s best-known directors in the territory of the former state of Yugoslavia.
2017 – Prof. Dr. Igor D. Gregorič
A world-renowned heart surgeon.
2015 – Prof. Dr. Gerald P. Schatten
A world-renowned scientist in the areas of assisted reproductive technology, regenerative medicine and stem cells.
2015 – Mr. Miki Muster
One of the best authors of picture books, strip cartoons, and motion cartoons. He is the father of Slovenian strip cartoons.
2014 – Prof. Dr. Peter Jenni
One of the “founding fathers” of the ATLAS experiment at CERN.
2013 – Prof. Dr. Dirk Hoerder
A world-renowned historian of human migration and the recipient of the Sharlin Prize, awarded to him by the Social Science History Association in 2003.
2011 – Dr. Evgen Bavčar
A photographer – essayist – philosopher and publicist. An outstanding photographer and an important co-creator of the global art scene.
2010 – Prof. Dr. Michael Grätzel
One of the 10 most cited chemists in the world. Recipient of the Millenium Technology Prize for the year 2010.
2009 – Prof. Dr. Satya N. Atluri
Renowned scholar for computational modelling in engineering and sciences.
2008 – Akad. Prof. Dr. Vinko V. Dolenc
World famous Slovene neurosurgeon.
2006 – Dr. Christer Fuglesang
Astronaut – crew member of space shuttle Discovery (mission STS-116).
2004 – Prof. Romano Prodi
President of the European Commission.
2004 – Mr. Joseph F. Sutter
Chief Designer of the Boeing 747.
2002 – Prof. Dr. Paul J. Crutzen
Nobel Laureate for Chemistry.
2000 – Prof. Dr. James W. Cronin
Nobel Laureate for Physics.
2018 – Doc. Dr. Julij Nemanič
2017 – Prof. Dr. Paolo Samorí
2016 – Prof. Dr. William E. Eichinger
2015 – Prof. Dr. Urška Vrhovšek, Prof. Dr. Chieu D. Tran
2014 – Dr. Vincenzo Palermo
2013 – Dr. Suzan van Dijk
2012 – Prof. Dr. Dane Bićanić
2011 – Prof. Alfonso Franciosi
2010 – Prof. Dr. Neil McN. Alford
2008 – Dr. Murat Boratav
2018 – Prof. Dr. Jukka Jokilehto
2017 – Prof. Dr. Boštjan Žekš
2016 – Prof. Dr. Stanko Strmčnik
2015 – Prof. Dr. Stane Granda
2012 – Prof. Dr. Corrado Sarzanini
2010 – Prof. Antonino Abrami
2009 – Akad. Prof. Dr. Andrej Kranjc
2008 – Prof. Dr. Franc Bizjak
2007 – Prof. Dr. Janez Štupar
2005 – Prof. Dr. Stojan Plesničar, Prof. Dr. Sidney A. Katz
Golden plate of the University of Nova Gorica
2017 – Mag. Mitja Jermol
2016 – Prof. Dr. Matjaž Klemenc
2015 – Prof. Dr. Boštjan Žekš
2013 – Ivan Princes, MSc, Prof. Dr. Tanja Dominko
2011 – Members of the First Senate of the School of Environmental Sciences – the predecessor of the University of Nova Gorica. The members of the First Senate were: Prof. Dr. Franc Bizjak – Prof. Dr. Andrej Čokl, Prof. Dr. Ana Gregorčič – Prof. Dr. Franc Gubenšek – Prof. Dr. Nikola Kallay – Prof. Dr. Burton C. Kross – Prof. Dr. Ivan Marušič – Prof. Dr. Peter Stegnar – Prof. Dr. Janez Štupar and Prof. Dr. Boštjan Žekš.
2010 – Prof. Dr. Francisco Ernesto Baralle
2009 – Prof. Dr. Bogdan Glumac
2008 – Prof. Dr. Giorgio Margaritondo
2007 – Boris Peric
2005 – Črtomir Špacapan