On this day in 1989, Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Chancellor of the University of London, conferred on His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, an honorary degree of Doctor of Literature in Education – D. Litt. (honoris causa), during the Founders Day Convocation ceremony.
His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan was cited as “a calm voice in troubled times, a world leader, uniquely placed to bridge the cultural differences dividing the East and West.”
Over the last 50 years, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan has been awarded 23 honorary degrees from 11 countries – top regional universities representing the US Ivy League, Canadian Group of 13, UK’s Russell Group, and others.
The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.
In the UK, His Highness has received honorary degrees from:
- University of London – D. Litt. (honoris causa) (1989-10-11)
- University of Wales – LL.D. (honoris causa) (1993-11-30)
- University of Cambridge – Honorary Doctorate of Divinity (2009-06-12)
Matrix of the Constellation of Honours
The Constellation matrix represents the various awards, honorary degrees, honours and tributes His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan has been endowed with over the course of his 59 years Imamat.
Research, Insight & Perspective by A. Maherali