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Honours conferred by the University




Honorary Senators

  • Dr. h.c. Horst Hirschler (1992)
    Regional bishop

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Helmut Hesse (1989)
    President at the Federal Reserves (Landeszentralbanken) of Lower Saxony, Sachsen-Anhalt and Bremen

  • Rolf Möller (1989)
    Secretary of State and Secretary General of the Volkswagen Foundation

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Manfred Eigen (1978)
    Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry



  • Honorary Citizens and Honorary Members

     Hans Georg Näder Prof. Hans Georg Näder (2010)
    Managing Director of the Otto Bock Firmengruppe













    Rainer HaldRainer Hald (2010)
    Chairman of the Sparkasse Göttingen













    Prof. Dr. Kim Chung-OkProf. Dr. Kim Chung-Ok (2009)
    Director of the Kim Hee-Kyung Foundation, Seoul












    Gerhard ScharnerGerhard Scharner (2008)
    Former Chairman of the Sparkasse Göttingen












    Peter BrammerPeter Brammer (2007)
    Project Head at the Kinder-Universität Göttingen

















  • Dr. Dr. h.c. Heinz Götze (1991, deceased March 2, 2001)
    Co-owner of the Springer publishing house

  • Dr. Carl-Ernst Büchting (1987, deceased May 1, 2010)
    German agronomist and chairman of the Board of the KWS Saat AG, Einbeck

  • Dr. Hans Samwer (1983, deceased January 9, 2006)
    Managing Director, Göttingen

  • Horst Sartorius, Göttingen (1983, deceased July, 16 1998)

  • Prof. David S. Saxon, Ph.D. (1982)
    Former President of the University of California

  • Alfred Kubel (1971, verstorben 22. Mai 1999)
    Minister President of Lower Saxony, Hanover

  • Günther Ruprecht (1960, deceased March 17, 2001)
    Publisher, Göttingen



  • University Medal Aureus Gottingensis
    for outstanding contributions to the University of Göttingen


    Dr. Andreas J. BüchtingAndreas J. Büchting (2015)
    Businessman












    Jianbin Wang (2014)Jianbin Wang (2014)
    Chinese Researcher and Interpreter
    Jianbin Wang, born in 1964, is Professor of Translatology and Vice-Dean of the German Department at the Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU). more





    Lars Ellegaard (2013)Lars Ellegaard (2013)
    Danish businessman











     Sigrid Lüttge (2010)Sigrid Lüttge (2010)
    Chairwoman of the Göttinger Gauß-Kuppel Gemeinschaft e. V.










    Hildegunde WillrichHildegunde Willrich (2009)
    Citizen of Göttingen










  • Erich Biederbeck (1968, deceased June 17, 2000)
    Chief Municipal Director in Göttingen, Kassel

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Emil Woermann (1968, deceased September 15, 1980)
    Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Management in Göttingen
    Executive board member of the Federal University Association (Universitätsbundes e.V.) (1952 to 1966)

  • Heinz Hilpert (1965, deceased November 25, 1967)
    Director of the Deutsches Theater in Göttingen (1950 - 1966)



  • Dorothea Schlözer Medal
    (founded in 1958 in memory of the doctorate)


    Süssmuth Schlözer MedailleProf. Dr. Rita Süssmuth (2016)












    Prof. Dr. Helga Nowotny (2011)Prof. Dr. Helga Nowotny (2011)














    Prof. Dr. Jutta LimbachProf. Dr. Jutta Limbach (2009)














    Mary OsborneProf. Dr. Dr. h.c. Mary Osborn (2007)













  • Ingeborg Behr-Hoyer (1992)

  • Dr. Julia Dingwort-Nusseck (1987)

  • Dr. Dr. h.c. Marie-Elisabeth Lüders (1962, deceased March 23, 1966)

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Lise Meitner (1962, deceased October 27, 1968)

  • Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit (1958, deceased December 1, 1990)



  • Gerlach Adolph von Münchhausen Medal
    (founded on the occasion of the 250th anniversary celebration of the University)


  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Lücke (1994)

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jürgen Bretschneider (1992, deceased December 9, 1993)

  • Dr. h.c. Hans-Ludwig Schneider (1989, deceased January 4, 1996)

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Friedrich Hund (1987, deceased April 10, 1997)