Honorary Doctorates

Dr. Dr. rer. pol. h.c. Henning Osthues-Albrecht


On Nov. 20, 2017, the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics of the University of Duisburg-Essen awarded an honorary doctorate to Dr. Osthues-Albrecht, former Director of Sparkasse Eseen and chairman of the University Council of Duisburg-Essen. The award is in recognition of his services to the University and in particular to the Faculty of Business Administration.

Laudation given by Prof. Dr. Clausen

Prof. Dr. Dr. rer. pol. h.c. Axel A. Weber

On 29th June 2007, the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics of the University of Duisburg-Essen awarded an honorary doctorate to the President of the Bundesbank, Prof. Dr. Axel A. Weber. The award is in recognition of his services to empirical economic research, the internationalisation of political economy research and to the role of academia in providing advice to political agencies.

Laudation given by Prof. Dr. Clausen

Prof. Dr. Dr. rer. pol. h.c. Rainer Ludewig

At a celebratory event held on 24th May 2007 in the surroundings of the Philharmonie Essen, the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics of the University of Duisburg-Essen awarded Prof. Dr. Rainer Ludewig an honorary doctorate in economics in recognition of his services in the expansion and intensification of empirical economic research.

Laudation delivered by Prof. Dr. Ludwig Mochty

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Dr. rer. pol. h. c. Klaus Töpfer,
Bundesminister, retired.

On Friday, 13th December 2002, the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics awarded Prof. Dr. Dr. e.h.  Klaus Töpfer, Bundesminister retired, an honorary doctorate. The event was held in the University’s Glaspavillon.
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Prof. (em.) Dr. Dr. h.c. Joachim Süchting (†),
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Laudation delivered by Prof. Dr. Elschen on Jan. 27, 2000