His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan to receive Doctorate – Honoris Causa from Portugal’s Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

On July 20,  2017, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa will honour His Highness Prince Shah Karim al-Hussaini, Aga Khan with a Doctorate – Honoris Causa.

The event will be held at 2:30 pm at the Rectorate of NOVA and will count the presence of the President of the Portuguese Republic, His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa who will co-chair the ceremony.

 

<em><strong> July 20th will mark the 2nd time His Highness has been awarded an honorary degree from Portugal making it the 24th time His Highness has been honored by various universities from around the world.</strong> </em><br /> Left image: May 11, 2016: President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Nuno Duarte Rebelo de Sousa receives His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). <br /> Centre image: Recent portrait of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. <br /> Right image: Logo of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
July 20th will mark the 2nd time His Highness has been awarded an honorary degree from Portugal making it the 24th time His Highness has been honored by various universities from around the world.
Left image: May 11, 2016: President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Nuno Duarte Rebelo de Sousa receives His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
Centre image: Recent portrait of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.
Right image: Logo of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

The laudation will be given by Professor Daniel Traça, Dean of Nova SBE and the patron will be Dr. Francisco Pinto Balsemão.

This will be the second honorary degree that His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan will receive from a Portuguese university and the twenty fourth honor from prestigious universities from around the world.

Via http://www.unl.pt/en/calendar/general/honoris-causa-doctorate-his-highness-shah-karim-al-hussaini-prince-aga-khan-20-july

About Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Universities in Portugal have an old tradition. The first University was founded in 1289 in Coimbra, as a response to the growing need for education, dissemination of knowledge and exchange of ideas, as well as communication with other European Universities. This tradition has remained to this day in which universities are fundamental institutions in Portuguese society.

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa was founded on the 11th of August 1973, and is the youngest of Lisbon’s three state Universities. Integrated within a framework of expansion and diversification of higher education, the University adopted a new model within the Portuguese system that stressed interdisciplinary approaches, technological developments while, at the same time, safeguarding offerings in traditional academic domains including medicine, sciences and humanities.

Via http://www.unl.pt/en/nova/history

For the fifth consecutive year, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa is the sole Portuguese University ranked in the QS Top 50 under 50 ranking.

In the 2018 edition of this ranking – one of the most important for world-class universities with less than 50 years – NOVA is ranked 41st, having improved its overall score relatively to the previous year.

Via http://www.unl.pt/en/news/general/fifth-consecutive-year-nova-remains-only-portuguese-university-among-top-50-world-under

 


Matrix of the Constellation of Honours

Encapsulating a lifetime of service to humanity, the Constellation of Honours evokes wonder of His Highness’s unwavering commitment, day after day to the numerous causes he dedicates his time, effort and knowledge to. Rather than just a list of his achievements, one is led to ponder on how immense the responsibility of the Imam is and how he purposefully fulfills that mandate through the Office of Imamat. It is with these sentiments that we share with you the updated matrix.

Road to Diamond Jubilee - Constellation of Honours - His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV - 2017-07-18
Click the image for the latest edition of the Matrix and details on the Constellation of Honours – His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

 


Research, Insight & Perspective by A. Maherali


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  1. Thank you for sharing and the wonderful news of his Seat of Imamat will be next year in Lisbon as his headquarters and wish him all the success in his new headquarters.

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