Waseda confers honorary doctorate to Timor-Leste’s former President Kay Rala Xanana GusmãoMon, Oct 17, 2016
Waseda University welcomed the first President and former Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão, and conferred the Honorary Doctor of Laws for his unfailing leadership and fortitude which have brought Timor-Leste to independence in 2002. Those affiliated with Timor-Leste, honorary guests, Waseda University students, faculty, and staff attended the award ceremony held at Okuma Auditorium on October 6. Now serving as the Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment, Minister Gusmão delivered a special lecture following the ceremony.
Special lecture by Gusmão and introductory address by President Kamata
- Special lecture by Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão
- Introductory Address by the University President on conferring the honorary doctorate (Japanese)
- Speech by Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão on receiving the honorary doctorate (Japanese)
About the honorary doctorate
An honorary doctorate is conferred to those who have achieved significant distinction is academia, culture, and other areas contributing to humanity. Waseda University has awarded 136 honorary doctorates thus far.