Retrospective: This day in 1989 – Her Royal Highness Princess Anne conferred an honorary degree on His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan citing him as “a world leader – a calm voice in troubled times”

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.”

 

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne bestows D. Litt. (honoris causa), on His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan at University of London, United Kingdom (1989-10-11)
October 11, 1989: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan with Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Chancellor of the University of London at a ceremony at Logan Hall where he received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Literature in Education from the University of London. (Image source: Ismaili Canada (December 1989 issue), Simerg.com and Ismaili.net)

 

Honorary Degrees

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)

Also read Simerg | Honorary Degrees Conferred on His Highness the Aga Khan since 1967: A Pictorial Record with Citations, Tributes and Remarks

 


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.

 

Road to Diamond Jubilee - Constellation of Honours - His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

Also read Over 50 countries invest 250+ honours to an individual that Canada’s 26th Governor General, Adrienne Clarkson, refers to as “the most magnificent human being – His Highness the Aga Khan”


Research, Insight & Perspective by A. Maherali


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