Honoris Causa Degrees

Since the "Honoris Causa" Doctorate Degrees were established by Royal Decree in 1920,
the Complutense University of Madrid has been acknowledging work in various fields
of knowledge and human activity. Awards have been granted to the following:
 
 
"HONORIS CAUSA" DOCTOR
FACULTY
DATE AWARDED

Veterinary

15/12/2018

Fine Arts

26/01/2018

Political and Social Sciences

27/01/2017

Mathematics

20/01/2017

Medicine

20/06/2016

Computer Science

29/01/2016

Medicine

26/10/2015

Rector

01/10/2015

Law

25/06/2015

Geography and History

13/03/2015

Language Studies

30/01/2015

Economics and Business

02/12/2014

Economics and Business

02/12/2014

Computer Science

27/01/2014

Medicine

28/11/2013

Physical Sciences

07/11/2013

Language Studies

03/06/2013

  • Mateo Valero Cortés

Computer Science

10/05/2013

Computer Science

10/05/2013

Geography and History

28/01/2013

Chemical Sciences

07/06/2012

Chemical Sciences

07/06/2012

Psychology

27/01/2012

Physical Sciences

05/05/2011

Language Studies/Theatre/Madrid

23/03/2011

Language Studies

04/10/2010

Geography and History

29/01/2010

Medicine

25/05/2009

Medicine

25/05/2009

Medicine

25/05/2009

Mathematics

30/01/2009

Economics and Business

30/01/2009

Medicine

23/10/2008

Economics and Business

19/06/2008

Political and Social Sciences

19/06/2008

Chemical Sciences

12/05/2008

Law

28/01/2008

Language Studies

28/01/2008

Language Studies

19/12/2007

Chemical Sciences

19/06/2007

Medicine

19/04/2007

Biological Sciences

29/01/2007

Language Studies/Political and Social Sciences

29/01/2007

Language Studies

29/01/2007

Mathematics

27/04/2006

Rector

15/03/2006

Language Studies

24/02/2006

Medicine

27/01/2006

Geography and History

27/01/2006

Language Studies

28/01/2005

Physical Sciences

28/01/2005

Chemical Sciences

26/10/2004

Veterinary

26/10/2004

  • Willy R.G. Baeyens

Pharmacy

26/10/2004

Economics and Business

20/10/2004

Political and Social Sciences

28/01/2004

Psychology

28/01/2004

  • Antoni Tàpies

Fine Arts

21/11/2003

  • John Elliot

Geography and History

02/06/2003

  • Antón García Abril

Geography and History

02/06/2003

  • Teresa Berganza

Geography and History

02/06/2003

  • Héctor Fix-Zamudio

Law

09/04/2003

  • Alexander Hollerbach

Law

09/04/2003

  • Barry M. Brenner

Medicine

17/12/2002

  • Herbert Amann

Mathematics

13/05/2002

  • Rinaldo Bertolino

Law

13/05/2002

  • Paul Zimmet

Medicine

13/05/2002

  • Pablo González Casanova

Political and Social Sciences

20/06/2001

  • James C. I.  Dooge

Geological Sciences

20/06/2001

  • Alessandro Pizzorusso

Law

20/06/2001

  • Giovanni Sartori

Political and Social Sciences

08/05/2001

  • Robert A. Dahl

Political and Social Sciences

08/05/2001

  • Albert O. Hirschman

Political and Social Sciences

08/05/2001

  • Harald Weinrich

Language Studies

13/12/2000

  • Adolfo Sánchez Vázquez

Political and Social Sciences

13/12/2000

  • Patricia Elena Aceves Pastrana

Pharmacy

13/12/2000

  • Eduardo Chillida Juantegui

Philiosophy

07/10/2000

  • Frank Moderne

Law

10/05/2000

  • Luis Martí Mingarro

Law

10/05/2000

  • Luciano Vandelli

Law

10/05/2000

  • Keith Pavitt

Economics and Business

21/03/2000

  • Bruno   Gentili

Language Studies

21/03/2000

  • Raymond Carr

Geography and History

21/03/2000

  • Francisco Umbral

Computer Science

02/12/1999

  • Kazuhiro Imai

Pharmacy

10/11/1999

  • Massimo Livi Bacci

Political and Social Sciences

10/11/1999

  • Mohammed Bedjaoui

Political and Social Sciences

10/11/1999

  • Richard V.  Mattessich

Economics and Business

12/11/1998

  • Louis Favoreau

Law

12/11/1998

  • Ricardo A. Matos Oliveira

Geological Sciences

12/11/1998

  • Amnon Ben-Tor

Language Studies

12/11/1998

  • Robert K. Merton

Political and Social Sciences

17/06/1998

  • Julia Margaret Polak

Medicine

20/10/1997

  • Rodolfo Llinás

Medicine

20/10/1997

  • Jean Vague

Medicine

20/05/1997

  • Jorge Cervós-Navarro

Medicine

20/05/1997

  • Seymour Schwartz

Medicine

20/05/1997

  • Mario Soares

Political and Social Sciences

28/05/1996

  • Adolfo Suárez González

Political and Social Sciences

28/05/1996

  • Alberto Burdese

Law

17/04/1996

  • Guido Alpa

Law

17/04/1996

  • Luis de Pablo Costales

Geography and History

27/03/1996

  • Tomás Marco Aragón

Geography and History

26/03/1996

  • Cristóbal Halffter Jiménez-Encina

Geography and History

26/03/1996

  • Carmelo Alonso Bernaola

Geography and History

26/03/1996

  • Ernst Jünger

Philiosophy

03/07/1995

  • Herbert C. Kelman

Political and Social Sciences

25/05/1995

  • J. F. Peña Gómez

Law

25/05/1995

  • Edward Osborne Wilson

Computer Science

10/03 /1995

  • Jean Gaudemet

Law

10/03/1995

  • Manuel Elkin Patarroyo Murillo

Medicine

27/01/1995

  • Joaquim Veríssimo Serrão

Geography and History

26/01/1995

  • John Meurig Thomas

Chemical Sciences

08/11/1994

  • Milton Almeida dos Santos

Geography and History

08/11/1994

  • David C. Sabiston

Medicine

21/06/1994

  • Vladimir Igorevich Arnold

Mathematics

21/06/1994

  • Ramón Hermosilla Martín

Law

28/01/1994

  • Claus Roxin

Law

28/01/1994

  • Robert J. Sternberg

Education

26/01/1994

  • Jorge Carpizo

Law

05/11/1993

  • Rafael Alberti

Language Studies

01/06/1993

  • Franz Gamillscheg

Law

22/04/1993

  • Marjorie Grice-Hutchinson

Economics and Business

14/04/1993

  • Giovanni Spadolini

Computer Science

28/01/1993

  • Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier

Law

28/01/1993

  • Richard B. Sykes

Pharmacy

27/01/1993

  • Paul Ricoeur

Philiosophy

27/01/1993

  • Alfonso García-Gallo de Diego

Geography and History

15/07/1992

  • John C. Eccles

Medicine

28/04/1992

  • Luis Alberto Lacalle Herrera

Computer Science

08/04/1992

  • Abel Matutes Juan

Computer Science

26/03/1992

  • Ernst Gombrich

Geography and History

28/01/1992

  • Yves Bottineau

Geography and History

28/01/1992

  • Antonio La Pérgola

Law

28/01/1992

  • Paulo Freire

Education

16/12/1991

  • Karl Popper

Economics and Business

28/10/1991

  • Charles Rowland Twidale

Geography and History and Geology

02/10/1991

  • Nelson Mandela

Law

23/07/1991

  • Eugenio Coseriú

Language Studies

18/06/1991

  • Michael Hanack

Chemical Sciences

18/06/1991

  • Daniel Cardinali

Medicine

18/06/1991

  • Camilo Cela Trulock

Language Studies

06/06/1991

  • Bengt   Samuelsson

Medicine

28/01/1991

  • Jean Dausset

Medicine

28/01/1991

  • Umberto Eco

Language Studies

18/12/1990

  • Mijail Gorbachov

Political and Social Sciences

27/10/1990

  • Alexander Dubcek

Political and Social Sciences

27/04/1990

  • Alfonso Escámez López

Law

27/03/1990

  • Nicole Le Douarin

Medicine

13/07/1989

  • Joaquín Rodrigo Vidre

Geography and History

28/06/1989

  • Giovanni Battista Marini-Bettolo

Pharmacy

28/06/1989

  • Luis García Berlanga

Computer Science

28/06/1989

  • Eulalio Ferrer Rodríguez

Computer Science

28/06/1989

  • Haim Beinart

Language Studies

16/05/1989

  • Arnaldo Biscardi

Law

16/05/1989

  • Plácido Domingo Embil

Law

13/04/1989

  • Cesare Romiti

Law

16/03/1989

  • Francisco Ayala

Language Studies

28/01/1989

  • Merlin S. Bergdoll

Veterinary

28/01/1989

  • Myron E. Essex

Veterinary

28/01/1989

  • Celso Furtado

Economics and Business

13/07/1988

  • Lucette Bardet

Pharmacy

13/07/1988

  • Raúl Alfonsín

Political and Social Sciences

03/06/1988

  • Maximo Severo Giannini

Law

28/01/1988

  • Favio A. Roversi-Mónaco

Law

28/01/1988

  • John Cowdery Kendrew

Chemical Sciences

26/06/1987

  • Miguel Delibes Setién

Computer Science

26/06/1987

  • Andrés Segovia Torres

Computer Science

26/06/1987

  • Pierre Rat

Geological Sciences

28/01/1987

  • José Miguel de Barandiarán

Geography and History

28/01/1987

  • Antonio Guarino

Law

28/01/1986

  • Salvador Moncada

Medicine

28/01/1986

  • Francisco J. Ayala

Biological Sciences

28/01/1986

  • Norberto Bobbio

Law

10/06/1985

  • Orlando Ribeiro

Geography and History

10/06/1985

  • Juan David García Bacca

Philosophy and Educational Sciences

10/06/1985

  • Andrew Víctor Shally

Medicine

10/06/1985

  • Sandro Pertini

Law

28/01/1985

  • S. M. el Rey Don Juan Carlos

Law

20/12/1984

  • Abbus Salam

Physical Sciences

28/01/1983

  • Arnold E. Bender

Pharmacy

28/01/1983

  • Heisuke Hironaka

Mathematics

22/06/1981

  • Paul Mikat

Political and Social Sciences

22/06/1981

  • Henry Moore

Fine Arts

19/05/1981

  • Ramón Castroviejo Briones

Medicine

28/01/1981

  • Wigberto Giménez Moreno

Geography and History

28/01/1980

  • George Millot

Geological Sciences

28/01/1979

  • Heinrich Schipperges

Medicine

28/01/1979

  • Jean Roche

Medicine

28/01/1979

  • Stephan Kuttner

Geography and History

28/01/1978

  • Louis Neèl

Physical Sciences

28/01/1978

  • Karl Winnacker

Chemical Sciences

28/01/1977

  • Ramón Carande y Thovar

Economics and Business

28/01/1977

DOCTOR "HONORIS CAUSA"
FACULTAD
FECHA
ACUERDO
  • Friedrich Wilhelm von Rauchhaupt

Law

26/12/1975

  • Jacques Louis Lions

Mathematics

26/12/1975

  • Aldo Franchini

Medicine

26/12/1975

  • Jean Jacques Trillat

Economics and Business

03/07/1974

  • Rolf Huisgen

Sciences

11/05/1974

  • Carlos Eyzaguirre

Medicine

26/12/1973

  • Virgilio G. Foglia

Sciences

26/12/1973

  • Guillermo Valette

Pharmacy

06/04/1973

  • Ulf S. von Euler

Medicine

24/06/1971

  • Erich Schneider

Political, Economic and Business Sciences

24/06/1971

  • Eduardo de Robertis

Medicine

07/07/1970

  • Ignacio Quiroga Maregal

Medicine

10/12/1969

  • Roberto Caldeyro Barcia

Medicine

10/12/1969

  • Alexander von Randa

Philosophy and Literature

20/06/1969

  • Herman Trimborn

Philosophy and Literature

20/06/1969

  • Joseph Cathala

Sciences

18/09/1967

  • Pierre-Psul Grassé

Sciences

07/07/1967

  • Jean Emile Courtois

Sciences

21/06/1967

  • Armand Marie Castille

Pharmacy

21/06/1967

  • Walter L. Kubiena

Sciences

15/04/1967

  • Earl J. Hamilton

Political, Economic and Business Sciences

03/11/1966

  • Paul Scherrer

Sciences

07/07/1966

  • Richardt Konetzke

Philosophy and Literature

15/04/1966

  • Conrad Burri

Sciences

15/04/1966

  • Carlos P. Rómulo

Law

07/11/1964

  • Telesforo Bonadonna

Veterinary

09/06/1964

  • Clement Bresou

Veterinary

09/06/1964

  • Fernand Braudel

Political, Economic and Business Sciences

13/05/1964

  • Ernst Hermann Erich Pietsch

Sciences

03/03/1964

  • Adolf Butenandt

Sciences

19/10/1963

  • L. Seekler

Veterinary

22/04/1963

  • Charles Terlinden

Philosophy and Literature

17/12/1962

  • Albert L. M. G. de Vuyst

Veterinary

17/12/1962

  • Jean Babin

Philosophy and Literature

13/11/1962

  • Arturo Stoli

Pharmacy

08/10/1962

  • Giorgio del Vecchio

Law

08/07/1961

  • Arturo Frondizi

Law

18/06/1960

  • Ludwig Erhard

Political, Economic and Business Sciences

04/06/1960

  • Marcelo Caetano

Political, Economic and Business Sciences

04/06/1960

  • Alexander Robert Tood

Sciences

03/03/1959

  • Hans Carl Nipperdey

Law

18/02/1958

  • Henry Gaussen

Sciences

20/05/1957

  • Arne Tiselius

Sciences

28/03/1957

  • Antonio Oliveira Salazar

 

26/03/1952

  • Selman Abraham Waksman

Sciences

13/03/1950

  • Víctor Andrés Belaúnde

Political, Economic and Business Sciences

17/01/1950

  • Alexander Fleming

Sciences

20/04/1948

  • José Caeiro da Mata

Political, Economic and Business Sciences

08/02/1946

  • Karl Vossler

Philosophy and Literature

13/02/1944

  • Boris P. Cvarov

Sciences

06/07/1935

  • Filippo Silvestre

Sciences

06/07/1935

  • René Jeanel

Sciences

06/07/1935

  • Richard Goldschmisdt

Sciences

06/07/1935

  • Maurice Caullery

Sciences

06/07/1935

  • William R. Sheperd

Philosophy and Literature

23/03/1934

  • Paul Karrer

Pharmacy

23/03/1934

  • Nicola Parrawano

Sciences

23/03/1934

  • Henry E. Amstrong

Pharmacy

23/03/1934

  • Jean Fourneau

Sciences

23/03/1934

  • Robert Robinson

Pharmacy

23/03/1934

  • Henry-Luis Le Châtelier

Sciences

23/03/1934

  • Gilbert Lewis

Sciences

23/03/1934

  • Paul Walden

Sciences

23/03/1934

  • Mario García Kolhy

Philosophy and Literature, Law

10/09/1928

  • Carl Bratli

Philosophy and Literature

09/09/1928

  • Gregorio del Amo

Sciences

08/09/1928

  • Alfonso de  Borbón y Habsburgo

 

11/04/1927

  • Marcelino Isábal Rada

Law

26/03/1926

  • Ramón Pelayo de la Torre

 

26/02/1926

  • José Arce

Medicine

06/10/1924

  • Archer M. Huntington

Philosophy and Literature

23/11/1923

  • Juan C. Cebrián

Philosophy and Literature

26/02/1923

  • Albert Einstein

Sciences

26/02/1923

  • Francisco Gómez Teixeira,

Sciences

30/04/1922

  • Avelino Gutiérrez

Medicine

29/02/1920