Honorary Doctorate Conferral Ceremony for Professor Michael Hoch, Rector of the University of Bonn

Waseda University will be awarding an honorary doctorate to Professor Michael Hoch, Rector of the University of Bonn, to honor his outstanding academic achievements in molecular biology, in addition to his leadership and significant contribution to the  Waseda-Bonn academic partnership in pursuit of promoting education and research.


To mark this occasion, Waseda University will be holding an award ceremony on the following date and time.

Date and Time

October 9, 2017, Monday

  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am Doors Open
  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am  Conferment of Honorary Degree & Special Lecture

Lecture Title: The role of science in society: common challenges for German and Japanese higher education institutions.


Ono Auditorium, Waseda University


Waseda University students, faculty and staff, invited guests, and the general public


Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation provided)

Important Notice

  • Due to security reasons, re-entry is not allowed once the event starts.
  • During the event, all cellphones must be turned off and changing seats is not allowed.
  • No audio or visual recording devices are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Anyone who causes a disturbance during the event (ie. yelling, carrying posters or signs) will be asked to leave the premises.
  • The event will be recorded for PR purposes. Please understand that members of the audience may also be recorded.
  • Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Please understand that no admission will be allowed when the number of admission exceeds a seating capacity.

Contact Information

Waseda University, International Office
E-mail: wint-euro@list.waseda.jp

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