List of honorary degrees awarded to Noam Chomsky

This is a list of honorary degrees awarded to the linguist, philosopher and political activist Noam Chomsky. The list is not exhaustive.


Year Degree University Notes
2013D.H.L.[1]American University of Beirut[2]
1995Amherst College[3][4]
1971Bard College[3]
2003Central Connecticut State University[5]
1999Columbia University[3][6]
2015Drexel University[7]
Georgetown University[3]
1992Gettysburg College[8]
2000LL.D.[9]Harvard University[3]
2012Ph.D.[10]International School for Advanced Studies[2]aka SISSA[lower-alpha 1]
Islamic University of Gaza[2]
1970D.H.L.[11]Loyola University Chicago[3][12]
1998D.Litt.[13]McGill University[3]
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens[5]
2010D.H.C.[14]National Autonomous University of Mexico[2]aka UNAM[lower-alpha 2]
National Tsing Hua University[2]
2002D.H.C.[15]National University of Colombia[3]
2001D.H.C.[16]National University of Comahue[2]
2017D.H.C.[17]National University of Lanús[17][18]Lanús, Argentina
Peking University[2]
1998Rovira i Virgili University[3][19]
2006Santo Domingo Institute of Technology[2][20]aka INTEC
1999Phc.[lower-alpha 3]Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa[3]
1970D.H.L.[11]Swarthmore College[3]
2005University of Bologna[5][21][lower-alpha 4]
University of Buenos Aires[3]
2001University of Calcutta[3][22]
1995University of Cambridge[23][24]
1967D.H.L.[25]University of Chicago[3]
2006D.H.C[26]University of Chile[2][26]
1999University of Connecticut[3][27]
University of Cyprus[2]
1972University of Delhi[28][11]
2004University of Florence[2][29][lower-alpha 4]
2006D.H.C.[30]University of La Frontera[2]
1999D.Litt.[31]University of Guelph[31]
University of Ljubljana[2]
1967University of London[3]
1973University of Massachusetts[3]
1984L.H.D.[32]University of Pennsylvania[3]
2012D.Litt.[33]University of St Andrews[2]
2000University of Toronto[3][34]
2000D.Litt.[35]University of Western Ontario[3]
2007FDhc[36]Uppsala University[2]
Visva-Bharati University[23]
Vrije Universiteit Brussel[5]

See also


  1. SISSA = Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati
  2. UNAM = Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  3. "Chomsky's sojourn in Siena was organized twenty years after his visit to the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, an event which, through the memorable Pisa Lectures, has profoundly influenced the field of theoretical linguistics ever since. In connection with this anniversary, Chomsky received, on October 27, 1999, the "Perfezionamento honoris causa, " the honorary degree delivered by the Scuola Normale Superiore. In that occasion, he gave the Galileo Lecture "Perspectives on Language and Mind, " which traces central ideas of current scientific linguistics and of the modern cognitive sciences to their roots in classical thought, starting with Galileo Galilei's famous praise of the "marvelous invention, "alphabetic writing, which allows us to communicate with other people, no matter how distant in space and time." (Belletti & Rizzi 2002)
  4. "Il 16 aprile 2004 Noam Chomsky ha ricevuto la Laurea honoris causa in Lettere dall'Ateneo fiorentino, 'quale riconoscimento allo studioso eminente nel campo delle scienze del linguaggio e delle capacità cognitive e all'intellettuale da sempre impegnato in difesa della libertà di pensiero'. Il 1º aprile 2005 ha ricevuto la Laurea honoris causa in Psicologia dall'Università di Bologna.
    Il 17 settembre 2012 Noam Chomsky ha ricevuto un PhD honoris causa in Neuroscienze conferitogli dalla Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati di Trieste."
    Translation: "On 16 April 2004, the University of Florence conferred an honorary Arts degree on Noam Chomsky, 'in recognition of his eminence as a scholar in the field of linguistics and cognitive science, and as a public intellectual who has never ceased to engage in the defense of freedom of thought.' On 1 April 2005, he received an honorary degree in Psychology from Bologna University.
    On 17 September 2012 he was awarded an honortary Phd in neurosciences from Trieste's International School for Advanced Studies." (cheFare n.d.)



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