2023 Honorary Degree Recipients

JUNE, 2023

Nathan Royce Silverstein, USA

Honorary Doctorate Citation

“In recognition of his parents, Max Silverstein and Elizabeth Blume Silverstein, and their service to the American Jewish Community and in tribute to his proud legacy; for his dedication to the Israeli higher education system, thereby ensuring the resilience of Israeli society; for his commitment and strong bonds to the State of Israel; and for his visionary support of the University of Haifa’s Faculty of Law and the promotion of future generations of law scholars.”

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“In recognition of his 

APRIL, 2023

Bertil Andersson, Sweden

Prof. Bertil Andersson is a plant biochemist of international reputation and an expert in photosynthesis research. Over the course of his career, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences at Stockholm University (1996-1999), President of Linköping University (1999-2003), Chief Executive of the European Science Foundation in Strasbourg (2004-2007), Provost of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2007-2011), and as President of Nanyang Technological University (2011-2017). Prof. Andersson also served on the boards of several Swedish and international foundations, including the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Australian Academy of Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the European Molecular Biology Organization. He was a research advisor to the Government of Sweden and served as the VP of the European Research Advisory Board. Prof. Andersson has a longstanding association with the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, as a former member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry, Nobel Foundation, and the Nobel Foundation’s Board of Trustees. For his exceptional contributions to science, he received the Wilhelm Exner Medal in Austria and honorary degrees from several Universities including the University of Edinburgh, Australian National University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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“In recognition of his 

Honorary Doctorate Conferees
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