Honorary Doctorate presented to Professor Ulrich Sieber at Fall 2019 Entrance CeremonyWed, Oct 2, 2019
On September 21, Waseda University welcomed a total of 1051 (374 undergraduate and 677 graduate) newly-admitted students, 883 of whom are from overseas, at the Fall 2019 Entrance Ceremony.
The ceremony took place at Waseda Arena and was held entirely in English, including the president’s address.
In his address, University President Aiji Tanaka said to the incoming class, “Please study hard while you are students of Waseda, but at the same time, make sure to enjoy your student life. When you graduate from this university, I hope you will have found at least one thing to which you are determined to devote yourself.”
At the ceremony, President Tanaka also conferred an honorary doctorate to Professor Ulrich Sieber, who is the director at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law.
About Professor Ulrich Sieber
Professor Sieber received studied law at Universities of Tübingen, Freiburg, and Lausanne, obtaining his doctorate at the University of Freiburg in 1977. He worked as an attorney specializing in computer law and was appointed professor at the University of Bayreuth, professor and dean of the law faculty at the University of Würzburg, and professor at the University of Munich before assuming his current position at the Max Planck Institute.