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University of Humanistic Studies celebrates its 35th Dies Natalis

The University of Humanistic Studies will celebrate its 35th Dies Natalis on 29 January 2024, with the awarding of two honorary doctorates. Professor Kristján Kristjánsson and economist and journalist Sheila Sitalsing will receive an honorary doctorate. The celebration of the Dies Natalis will take place in the Geertekerk church in Utrecht on 29 January from 3 to 4.30pm, followed by a reception at the same venue. University alumni, students, relations and staff are cordially invited to attend.

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Prof Kristján Kristjánsson is Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics at the University of Birmingham and deputy director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. He also serves as a part-time professor at the University of Iceland and Boston College. He sees himself as a “bridge-builder between philosophy and social science”. Kristján Kristjánsson is awarded an honorary doctorate for his scientific research and societal impact at the intersection between moral education, moral psychology and philosophy.    

Drs. Sheila Sitalsing  Sheila Sitalsing, MA, is an economist and journalist, and member of the Netherlands Press Council (Raad voor de Journalistiek). She currently writes for  platforms including De Volkskrant, Het Oog op Morgen and One World. She won the Heldring award for political reporting in 2013. Sheila Sitalsing is awarded an honorary doctorate for her contribution to the public debate.

(photo Sheila Sitalsing: Najib Nafid)

Contact person Esther de Man
Location Geertekerk
Date 29-1-2024
Opening hours 15.00 - 16.30 uur
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