Honorary Doctors at Luleå University of Technology
Faculties at Luleå University appoints honorary degrees every year in May. An honorary doctorate may be appointed a person not chosen the academic track, but otherwise achieved equivalent academic level and deserves the dignity doctoral title implies.
The tradition of honor such persons who have not chosen the usual way to get a degree, but who otherwise favored the research directly, for example by writing, public education, union activity or educational or informational works, is part of the University's commitment to transparency and contacts outside the traditional research community . Even scholars who in various ways have meant a lot for research and education within the faculty may be appointed an honorary doctorate.
Honorary doctorates will be conferred at the same time as doctoral and professor installation takes place.