I know, referencing Orwell’s 1984 is tiresome and cliché but…every day it seems I see something in the real world that mirrors the supposedly purely fictional world: “…Similar slits existed in thousands o… Learn more.
The degree-awarding season is upon us again and, as usual, universities are seeking to add a bit of celebrity sparkle to their ceremonies via the award of an honorary degree or two. Or three or four… Honorary degree… Learn more.
Which is the most embarrassing honorary degree handed out in recent times? It’s a crowded field, but it’s hard to look beyond the doctorate presented to Sir Jimmy Savile by the University of Bedfordshire in 2009… Learn more.
This is a republish of this article Rewarding honorary degrees at European Universities began during the 15th century and was traditionally called honoris causa (for the sake of the honor) degrees. In 1478, L… Learn more.
When I read the headline that King Jong Un had received an honorary degree, I assumed immediately that it had been awarded by a North Korean University. I was surprised that it had been awarded by a private Malaysian… Learn more.