HHL Confers Honorary Doctorate to Angela Merkel

by Eva Echterhoff | January 22, 2020
HHL Leipzig confered an honorary doctorate on Dr. Angela Merkel. The ceremony took place at the graduation ceremony in August 2019 at Leipzig Opera.

On August 31st 2019, HHL Leipzig confered an honorary doctorate on Dr. Angela Merkel

By awarding the degree of Dr. re. oec. h.c., HHL recognizes the Chancellor’s accomplishments in leadership. Her style of political statesmanship is not only appreciated worldwide but also represents some of the core ideas of the Leipzig Leadership Model which was developed at HHL and focuses on value-oriented and holistic leadership. Consequently, HHL would like to honor Dr. Merkel’s accomplishments regarding practical leadership and the discussion of economics associated with it.

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Renowned Holders of Honory Doctorate from HHL

Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel is the 20th person to obtain an honorary doctorate in economics from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management since the reunification of Germany. Other recipients of the title include the U.S. economist and internationally renowned strategy expert Prof. Michael Porter from Harvard Business School, German entrepreneur Prof. Dr. Michael Otto, management professor Joseph Maciariello Claremont as well as former Saxon Prime Minister Prof. Dr. jur. h.c. mult. Kurt Biedenkopf.

The ceremony awarding the honorary doctorate to Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel took place at the graduation ceremony at Leipzig Opera on August 31st 2019.

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HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management is a university-level private business school with the right to award doctoral and post-doctoral degrees. It was established over 120 years ago on the initiative of people from the Leipzig trades and continues to follow in this tradition by training tomorrow’s entrepreneurially-minded and sustainably-oriented leaders and entrepreneurs. Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Founders’ Association of German Science) ranked HHL as the best entrepreneurial university in Germany for the fourth time in a row in 2018.

The ceremony awarding the honorary doctorate to Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel took place at the graduation ceremony at Leipzig Opera on August 31st 2019.

Rewatch the full HHL Graduation Ceremony on Youtube

The HHL Graduation Ceremony 2019 took place on Saturday, August 31, at 9 am (CEST) and can be rewatched via the HHL Youtube channel.

Headerphoto by Steffen Kugler, German Federal Government

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