Eligible recipients of Honorary Degrees can be nominated for a number of awards. The document linked below details the procedure.
The University may also confer the Degree of Doctor honoris causa (Dr h c). Nominations for the degree of Doctor honoris causa should meet the following criteria
Nominations should be submitted on the forms provided by the Secretary to the Committee:
(a) a completed nomination form
(b)(i) a supporting submission which contains an introductory statement setting forth the principal grounds for the distinction;
(ii) a brief chronological, narrative account of the nominee's life and work;
(iii) an outline of the nominee’s most significant academic or other achievements;
(iv) an assessment of his/her standing on a basis of international comparison or in the life of the nation;
(v) Edinburgh connection or link (please provide evidence of what benefit has been received within the University or the City); and
(vi) any other information the proposer would wish to bring to the attention of the Committee.
(c) nominations should be accompanied by details of the nominees' published works in an Appendix.
This article was published on May 30, 2013