Two IMC affiliated Professors honorary doctorates at Aarhus University

2016.09.09 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Nikolas Rose

Richard Max Burton

In connection with the annual celebration 9 September 2016, Aarhus University confers four honorary doctorates on researchers from other institutions with whom the university enjoys particularly close and valued working relationships.  

Two of the Professors are affiliated with the Interacting Minds Centre:

Nikolas Rose, professor of sociology and head of the interdisciplinary Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King's College, London, has been awarded an honorary doctorate at Aarhus University on the basis of his interdisciplinary research, which connects the humanities with the natural and social sciences.

For almost two decades, Rose has collaborated with researchers at Aarhus University. Since 2005, he has been affiliated with the Centre for Humanistic Health Research, and he has been involved with the Interacting Minds Centre for a number of years. At the moment, his collaboration with AU also extends to researchers from the fields of information studies and educational research at the Faculty of Arts.

Read more about Nikolas Rose and his research here.


Emeritus Professor Richard Max Burton of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Aarhus University for his ground-breaking research. Burton is one of the world’s leading experts on organisational design with a focus on organisational design and business strategy: the development and study of organisational structures and processes to achieve efficient coordinated planning and control, and implementation of organisational strategy for performance. 

Burton has been affiliated with the research centre ICOA since it opened in 2011 and has served on the ICOA advisory board. From 2007 to 2012, Burton was honorary professor at Aarhus University and also affiliated to the Interacting Minds Centre. 

Read more about Richard Max Burton and his research here.