Previous Honorary Doctors

The 1st Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu (1972)

Faculty of Philosophy

President of the Republic of Finland Urho Kekkonen

Dean (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland) Tuomo Itkonen

Vuorineuvos (Finnish honorary title) Aarne Karjalainen

Academy of Finland Member Kustaa Vilkuna

 

Faculty of Technology

Professor (Emeritus) Pentti Kaitera

Vuorineuvos (Finnish honorary title) Jaakko Lehmus

Professor Otto-I. Meurman

 

Faculty of Medicine

MD William Kerppola

Director General Niilo Pesonen

B.Sc. (Agr.) Kerttu Saalasti

The 2nd Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu (1983)

Faculty of Science

Author Veikko Huovinen

Professor Paavo Kallio

Professor Karl Kurt Müller

Composer Einojuhani Rautavaara

Professor Vladimir Alexeyevich Sokolov

 

Faculty of Technology

Vuorineuvos (Finnish honorary title) Helge Haavisto

General Director Pekka Jauho

General Director, Sea Captain Helge Jääsalo

Academic, Architect Reima Pietilä

 

Faculty of Medicine

Professor Osmo Järvi

Professor Julio Mario Martin

Professor Darwin Prockop

Governor, Agrologist Niilo Ryhtä

Rector Arje Scheinin

 

Faculty of Education

Director General Erkki Aho

Professori Yrjö Kilpi

 

Faculty of Humanities

Director Michael Branch

Journalist Atte Kalajoki

Professor Sven Krohn

Governor Kalle Määttä

Academic Tauno Nurmela

 

The 3rd Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu (1989)

Faculty of Humanities

Academic Paul Manfred Buhr

CEO Aaro Korkeakivi

Professor William Raymond Leith

Author Veijo Meri

 

Faculty of Science

Professor Antal Adam

Professor Carl-Gunne Fälthammar

R&D Director Kauko Kurkela

Professor Arto Salomaa

 

Faculty of Technology

Governor Asko Oinas

Mayor Ilmo Paananen

M.Sc. (Tech) Matias (Matti) Pekkanen

Professor Henryk Joseph Wierzba

 

Faculty of Education

Permanent Under-Secretary Martti Ahtisaari

Professor Aimo Halila

Secretary General Helena Kekkonen

Professor Boris Lomov

 

Faculty of Medicine

Professor Mikko Niemi

Director General Matti Ruokola

Professor Lyman C. Wynne

 

The 4th Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu (1994)

Faculty of Technology

Professor, General Director Markku Mannerkoski

Professor Azriel Rosenfeld

R&D Executive VP Aulis Saarinen

Governor Ahti Pekkala

 

Faculty of Science

Professor Peter Diehl

Dr.rer.nat. Klaus Kühn

Kanslianeuvos (Finnish honorary title) Tuomo Laru

Professor Diether Sperlich

 

Faculty of Medicine

Professor Albert de la Chapelle

Ph.D. Martti Karvonen

Professor (Emeritus) Richard H. Osborne

Professor Sirkka Sinkkonen

 

Faculty of Education

Diploma Organist Anna-Liisa Antila-Kaljunen

Professor, Author Tor-Björn Hägglund

Associate Professor Lauri Rauhala

Author Reino Rinne

 

Faculty of Humanities

Professor Filippo Coarelli

Professor Kaarlo Päätalo

Artist Nils-Aslak Valkeapää

Professor Henry George Widdowson

 

The 5th Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu (1998)

Faculty of Humanities

Researcher Samuli Aikio

Rector, Professor Tove Bull

Director Samuli Onnela

Author Bengt Pohjanen

 

Faculty of Education

Artist Aleksanteri Ahola-Valo

Professor Anne Smith

Professor Risto Telama

Professor (Emeritus) John Trim

 

Faculty of Science

Professor Tapash Chakraborty

Professor Heinz K. Klein

Professor Wolf-Hubert Kunau

Professor Heikki Paarma

 

Faculty of Medicine

Professor Jan R. Atwood

Professor Stephen M. Drance

Lääninsosiaalineuvos (Finnish honorary title) Jouko Mäkelä

Professor Kai Simons

Professor Gary M. Whitford

 

Faculty of Technology

Senior Vice President (Nokia Oyj) Kaj Linden

Governor Eino Siuruainen

President, Chief Executive Officer Jyrki Mustaniemi

Rector, Professor Oleg Mikhailovich Sokolov

Professor Per-Olov Johansson

CEO Martti Ursin

 

The 6th Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu (2002)

Faculty of Science

Professor Terry V. Callaghan

Professor Tor Hagfors

Nature Photographer Hannu Hautala

Professor Pertti Järvinen

Professor (Emeritus) Eugen F. Stumpfl

 

Faculty of Technology

Professor Pedro Albertos

Doctor David Doermann

CEO, Vuorineuvos (Finnish honorary title) Mikko Kivimäki

CEO Lauri Kuokkanen

Professor (Emeritus) Juhani Oksman

 

Faculty of Medicine

Professor Thomas J. Grayston

Development Director Jouko Haapalahti

Professor Ralf F. Pettersson

Terveydenhuoltoneuvos (Finnish honorary title) Ines Kuittinen

Professor John T. Mayhall

 

Faculty of Humanities

Professor Jaakko Hintikka

Intendant Martti Linkola

Professor Aatto Sonninen

 

Faculty of Education

Kouluneuvos (Finnish honorary title) Pauli Anttila

Independent Researcher Hilkka Pietilä

 

Oulu Business School

Professor Erkki Koskela

Professor Hal Varian

 

The 7th Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu (2006)

Faculty of Humanities

Baron John Georg Christian Carpelan

Chief of Cultural Editorial Office Kaisu Mikkola

Professor Petr (Pekka) Zaikof

 

Faculty of Education

Associate Professor Freema Elbaz-Luwisch

Professor (Emeritus) Philip Gammage

 

Faculty of Science

Academy Professor Rauno Alatalo

Professor Elja Arjas

Professor Tristram Chivers

Professor Rudy Hirschheim

Professor Peter J. Taylor

 

Faculty of Medicine

Professor Peter B. Jones

Kunnallisneuvos (Finnish honorary title) Erkki Suvanto

Professor Jouni Uitto

Dental Specialist Jens O. Andreasen

Professor Dušanka Mičetić-Turk

 

Oulu Business School

Professor Joshua Livnat

Kauppaneuvos (Finnish honorary title) Matti Pörhö

Professor Hersh Shefrin

 

Faculty of Technology

Academic, Nobelist Zhores Alfjerov

Engineer Colonel (Retired from Active Service) Niilo Kansanen

Professor, Architect Matti K. Mäkinen

Professor William Paulin

Former Director (Outokumpu Oyj Tornio) Olavi Siltari 

 

The 8th Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu (2009)

Faculty of Humanities

Former President (Sámi Parliamentary Council) Pekka Aikio

Director Markku Tanner

 

Faculty of Education

Artist Terttu Jurvakainen

University Lecturer (Emeritus) Urho Vapaavuori

 

Faculty of Science

Professor Andrew Clark

Professor Andrew S. French

Professor H. Dieter Rombach

Professor, Secretary General Matti Saarnisto

Director Erkki Yrjänheikki

Professor Yuxian Zhu

 

Faculty of Medicine

Professor Robert Myerburg

CEO Thomas B. Neff

Professot Ole Fejerskov

Professor (Emeritus) Toivo Katila

 

Oulu Business School

Professor John Hassard

Professor Wesley J. Johnston

Kauppaneuvos (Finnish honorary title) Ilkka Lantto

 

Faculty of Technology

Board Member (Elektrobit Oyj) Juha Hulkko

Professor Harry L. Tuller

Teollisuusneuvos (Finnish honorary title) Einari Vidgrén

Professor, Architect Kari Virta

 

The 9th Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu (2013)

Faculty of Humanities

Author Rosa Liksom

Professor William A. Kretzschmar

 

Faculty of Education

Professor Gert Biesta

Professor Mariam Jean Dreher

Mayor Matti Pennanen

 

Faculty of Science

Professor, Director General Elias Ekdahl

Professor Colin Michael Hall

Director, Member of Advisory Board Antti Hietala

Professor Pekka Pamilo

Professor Matthias Wilmanns

 

Faculty of Medicine

Professor, VP of Research Mona Nemer

Lääkintöneuvos (Finnish honorary title) Tuomo Pääkkönen

Professor David Pashley

 

Oulu Business School

Kauppa neuvos (Finnish honorary title) Taisto Riski

Professor Jan-Erik Vahlne

 

Faculty of Technology

Professor Stan Z. Li

Professor (Emeritus) Dong Soon Park

CEO Jussi Pesonen

LL.M. with Court Training Paavo Saari

CTO Peter Sandvik

Lic.Sc. (Tech.) Martti Suorsa

 

The 10th Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu (2017)

Oulu School of Architecture

Architect, Academic Juha Leiviskä
 

Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Professor Bjørn R. Olsen
Professor Joel Sussman

 

Faculty of Humanities

Artist, Novelist Hannu Väisänen
Professor Martin Kusch
Professor (Emeritus) Raymond D. Kent

 

Oulu Mining School

Professor Richard J. Walker
 

Faculty of Education

Professor Paul Kirschner
Professor Jóhanna Einarsdóttir

 

Faculty of Science

Professor Sami Solanki
Professor John A. Agnew
Professor Antti Kupiainen

 

Faculty of Medicine

Professor Leena Bruckner-Tuderman
Director of Hospital District Hannu Leskinen
CEO, Industry Advisor Heikki Kyöstilä

 

Oulu Business School

Professor Gautam Gowrisankaran
Councilor of Commerce, CEO Timo Levo
 

Faculty of Technology

Professor Lauri Lajunen
Chief Technology Officer Matti Härkönen
Director of Research (Emerita) Danielle Ballivet-Tkatchenko

 

Faculty of Information Techology and Electrical Engineering

Professor Behnaam Aazhang
Professor Anita Lloyd Spetz

CEO, Industry Advisor Jorma Terentjeff

Last updated: 25.5.2020