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Honorary doctorates

Since 1949 the University of St.Gallen has awarded honorary doctorates for outstanding achievements in research and practice.

List of the honorary doctorates

1949 Prof. Dr. Eugen Böhler

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Gottfried Haberler

Dr. Heinrich Homberger

Dr. Carl Moser-Nef
1950 Heinrich Wachter
1951 Paul Alther

Dr. Adolf Jöhr
1952 Prof. Dr. August Egger

Ernst Homberger
1953 Dr. Hermann Becker

Johann Jakob Gabathuler

Dr. Thomas Holenstein

Friedrich Hug
1957 Prof. Dr. Paul Scherrer
1958 Curt E. Wild

Emil Zaugg
1960 Prof. Dr. Goetz Briefs
1961 Prof. Dr. Ludwig Erhard
1962 Dr. René Bühler
1963 Prof. Dr. Herbert Lüthy

Prof. Fritz Jules Roethlisberger, A.B., B.S., A.M.

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Schönenberger

Prof. Dr. Jan Tinbergen
1964 Dr. Adolf Graf
1967 Prof. Dr. Karl Föhl

Dr. h. c. Max Schmidheiny
1968 Dr. Arnold Saxer
1970 Prof. Dr. Peter F. Drucker

Prof. Dr. Peter Jäggi

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Krelle
1971 Prof. Dr. Otto Jaag

Ernst Keller
1972 Prof. Dr. Fritz Machlup
1973 Dr. Walter Berchtold
1974 Dr. Aurelio Peccei
1977 Alfred Waldis
1978 Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann
1979 Dr. Christian Gasser
1982 Prof. Dr. Karl Brunner
1984 Dr. Max Eisenring
1985 Prof. Dr. Jean-François Bergier

Prof. Arthur Rich
1987 Prof. Dr. Oliver E. Williamson
1989 Prof. Dr. Frederic Vester
1990 Prof. Dr. Jeffrey D. Sachs
1991 Prof. Dr. Frank Achtenhagen

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Reber

Dr. Willy Zeller
1993 Prof. Dr. Heribert Meffert

Dr. Dres. h. c. Helmut Schlesinger
1994 Prof. Dr. Gérard Gäfgen
1995 Prof. Dr. Walter Ernst Masing
1996 Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Werner Kirsch
1997 Prof. Dr. Franz-Xaver Kaufmann
1998 Prof. Dr. Bruno S. Frey

Prof. Ikujiro Nonaka, Ph.D.
1999 Prof. Paul De Grauwe, Ph.D.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schürer
2000 Prof. Dr. Stafford Beer

Prof. Dr. Walter Eversheim

Prof. Dr. Wallace E. Oates
2001 Prof. David F. Hendry, Ph.D.
2002 Prof. Geoffrey Brennan, Ph.D.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Arnold Picot
2003 Prof. Dr. Richard Blundell
2004 Prof. Dr. Ernst Fehr

Prof. Dr. Karl E. Weick
2005 Prof. Dr. Klaus Backhaus

Prof. Roger H. Gordon
2006 Prof. Michael J. Brennan, Ph.D.

Prof. Olivia S. Mitchell, Ph.D.
2007 Prof. Joshua D. Angrist, Ph.D.

Prof. Dr. Wolffried Stucky
2008

Prof. Robert H. Frank, Ph.D.


Herr Prof. Eric J. Johnson, Ph.D.

2009 Prof. Gene M. Grossman, Ph.D.

Prof. Michael Power, Ph.D.
2010 Prof. Dr. Lans Bovenberg

Prof. Hermann Diller
2011 Prof. Darrell Duffie, Ph.D.

Prof. Lars-Hendrik Röller, Ph.D.

Prof. Boas Shamir, Ph.D.
2012 Prof. Richard E. Baldwin, Ph.D.

Prof. Francis Koh, Ph.D.

Prof. Dr. Friedemann Schulz von Thun
2013 Prof. Dr. Günther Gebhardt
2014 Prof. John Cochrane, Ph.D.

Prof. Guido Imbens, Ph.D.

Prof. Martha S. Feldman, Ph.D.
2015 Prof. Anne Tsui, Ph.D.
2016 Prof. Yakov Amihud, Ph.D.

Prof. Ajay K. Kohli, Ph.D.

Prof. Peter Wakker, Ph.D.
2017 Prof. Robert A. Burgelman, Ph.D.
2018 Prof. Gerry Georg, Ph.D.

Prof. Dr. Holger Mueller
2019

Ph.D. Ann Tarca

2020  Prof. Ann Langley, Ph.D.

Prof. Andrea Prat, Ph.D.

Prof. Dr. Clemens Sialm
2021 Prof. Richard Whittington, Ph.D.
1962 Prof. Dr. Zaccaria Giacometti
1963 Eric Wyndham White, LL.B.
1967 Prof. Dr. Karl Schmid
1968 Prof. Peter Dürrenmatt
1972 Prof. Dr. André Grisel
1973 Hans Hausamann
1979 Kurt Buchmann
1981 Dr. Jean-Jacques Gautier

Prof. Dr. Leo Schürmann
1982 Prof. Dr. Kurt Eichenberger
1986 Alexandre Hay
1989 Ernst Rüesch
1990 Václav Havel
1992 Albrik Lüthy
1998 Elisabeth Pletscher
2001 Prof. Dr. Daniel Thürer
2004 Dr. Gret Haller
2005 Prof. Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
2006 Dr. Hans Saner
2007 Martti Ahtisaari
2009 Dr. Marco Mona
2010 Prof. Michael Barzelay, Ph.D.
2011 Dr. Surin Pitsuwan
2013 Prof. Deborah Avant, Ph.D.
2017 Dr. Monika Hauser
2019 Dr. Charles Kupchan
1984 Prof. Dr. Max Kummer
1985 Erwin Schärrer
1987 Dr. Kurt Furgler
1989 Dr. Otto P. Clavadetscher
1992 Prof. Dr. Günter Stratenwerth
1994 Dr. Margrith Bigler-Eggenberger
1995 Prof. Dr. Alain Hirsch
1996 Prof. Dr. Karl Spiro
1998 Asma Jahangir, LL.B.
1999 Dr. Helmuth Schröter
2003 Dr. Yves Donzallaz
2004 Dr. Mario Monti
2005 Dr. Peter Studer
2006 Prof. Dr. Erich Schanze, LL.M.
2007 Prof. Dr. Kay Hailbronner, LL.M.
2008 Bo Vesterdorf
2009 Rolf Vetterli
2010 Prof. Dr. Dr. Christian Kirchner, LL.M.
2011 Avv. Marianne Widmer-Galli
2013 Prof. Dr. Joachim Bornkamm
2015 Prof. Dr. Fabienne Hohl
2017 Dr. Thomas Hansjakob
2019 Dr. Andreas Kley
2021  Jennifer Arlen, Ph.D.
2011 Dr. Martin Meyer
2014 Prof. Susan Neiman, Ph.D.
2016 Lilija Fjodorowna Schewzowa
2017 Yves Daccord
2019 Dr. Alice Kaplan
2021 

Christian Frei

1974 Prof. Dr. Johannes Duft
1975 Dr. Dr. h. c. Edgar Bonjour
1978 Ernst Brugger
1983 Prof. Dr. Jean-François Aubert
1988 François Bondy

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