Honorary Degrees

List of Honorary Degrees for Professor Muhammad Yunus

1992 - 2010

Sl. No
Name of Countries
Number of Degrees
1.

Argentina

1

2.

Australia

2

3.

Bangladesh

1

4.

Belgium

3

5.

Canada

3

6.

Costa Rica

1

7.

India

1

8.

Italy

4

9.

Japan

4

10.

Korea

1

11.

Lebanon

1

12.

Malaysia

1

13.

Russia

1

14.

South Africa

2

15.

Spain

4

16.

Thailand

1

17.

Turkey

1

18.

UK

4

19.

USA

10

20. PERU 2

TOTAL :

48



Detailed List of Honorary Degrees:

U.K. Awarded the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by the University of East Anglia, U.K., in 1992.
U.S.A. Awarded the Degree of Doctor of Humanities by the Oberlin College, U.S.A. in 1993.
CANADA Awarded the degree of Doctor of Law, honoris causa, by the University of Toronto, Canada in 1995.
U.S.A. Awarded the degree of Doctor of Law by the Haverford College, U.S.A. in May, 1996.
U.K. Awarded the degree of Doctor of Law by the Warwick University, U.K. in July, 1996.
U.S.A. Awarded the degree of Doctor of Public Service by the Saint Xaviers' University, U.S.A. in May, 1997.
U.S.A. Awarded the degree of Doctor of Civil Law, Honoris Causa by the University of the South, U.S.A. in January, 1998.
BELGIUM Awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Cause by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in February, 1998.
U.S.A. Awarded the degree of Doctor of Social Science, honoris causa by the Yale University, U.S.A. in May, 1998.
U.S.A. Awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa by the Brigham Young University, U.S.A. in August, 1998.
AUSTRALIA Awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science in Economics by the University of Sydney, Australia in November, 1998.
AUSTRALIA Awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of the University by the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia in February, 2000.
ITALY Awarded the honorary degree of Doctor in Economics and Business (Laurea Honoris Causa) by the University of Turin, Turin, Italy in October, 2000.
U.S.A. Awarded the degree of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa by the Colgate University, Hamilton, U.S.A. in May 2002.
BELGIUM Awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University Catholique of Louvain in February, 2003.
ARGENTINA Awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universitad Nacional De Cuyo in April, 2003.
SOUTH AFRICA Awarded the degree of Doctor of Economics, honoris Causa by the University of Natal in December 2003.
INDIA Awarded the Degree of Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa by the Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswayvidyalaya, India in February, 2004.
THAILAND Awarded the degree of Doctor of Technology, Honoris Causa by the Asian Institute of Technology in August, 2004.
ITALY Awarded the degree of Doctor in Business Economics, Honoris Causa by the University of Florence in September, 2004.
ITALY Awarded the honorary degree of Doctor in Pedagogyst by the University of Bologna in October, 2004.
SPAIN Awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad Complutense, Madrid in October, 2004.
SOUTH AFRICA Awarded the Honorary Doctorate Degree in Economics by the University of Venda, South Africa in May, 2006.
LEBANON Awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters by the American University of Beirut, Lebanon in June, 2006.
SPAIN Awarded the Doctor of Honoris Causa by the University of Alicante in Valencia, Spain in June, 2006.
SPAIN Awarded the Doctor of Honoris Causa by the University of Valencia, in Valencia, Spain in June, 2006.
SPAIN Awarded the Doctor of Honoris Causa by the University of Jaume I in Valencia, Spain in June, 2006.
BANGLADESH Awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in February, 2007.
JAPAN Awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities by the Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan in July, 2007.
MALAYSIA Awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Economics from the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia in August, 2007.
KOREA Awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the Ewha Womans University in September, 2007.
COSTA RICA Awarded the Doctor of Humanities Honoris Causa Degree from the Earth University in December, 2007.
U.S.A. Awarded Honorary Degree from the Regis University, U.S.A. in March, 2008.
CANADA Awarded Honorary Degree from the University of British Columbia in March, 2008.
RUSSIA Awarded the Honorary Doctorate Degree from Moscow State University, Russia in April, 2008.
ITALY Awarded the Honoris Causa Degree in Science of Cooperation and Development from Sapienza Univerity of Rome, Italy in June, 2008.
U.K. Awarded Honorary Degree of Doctorate of Letters (D. Litt) in Glasgow Caledonia University, Glasgow, UK in December, 2008.
U.K. Awarded Honorary Degree of Doctorate from University of Glasgow, U.K. in December, 2008.
JAPAN Awarded Honorary Degree from Kobe University, Japan in March, 2009.
U.S.A. Awarded Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.A. in May, 2009.
JAPAN Awarded Honorary Degree from Hokkaido University, Japan in September, 2009.
TURKEY Awarded Honorary Degree of Doctorate from Istanbul Commerce University, Istanbul in October, 2009.
U.S.A. Received Doctor of Humane Letters from Duke University, Durham, U.S.A. on May 16, 2010.
JAPAN Awarded Honorary Degree of Doctorate from Kwansei Guakin University, Kobe, Japan on 18 July, 2010.
CANADA Awarded Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada on September 1, 2010.
PERU Awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from San Ignacio de Loyola University, Lima, Paru on September 27, 2010.
PERU Awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Paru on September 27, 2010.
BELGIUM Awarded Doctor Honoris Causa from University of Mons in Mons on October 18, 2010.

Committees

Membership of Committees and Commissions (National)

  1. Was member, National Committee on Population Policy set up by the President of Bangladesh, in 1981.
  2. Was member, Land Reform Committee, set up by Chief Martial Law Administrator, headed by the Minister of Agriculture, in 1982.
  3. Member, Education Commission (1987-88), Government of Bangladesh.
  4. Member, Presidential Committee on Health Education and Service (1987-88).
  5. Appointed as the Chairman of the Socio-economic Committee of the National Disaster Prevention Council set up by the President of Bangladesh (1989-90).
  6. Member of the National Debt Settlement Board headed by the President of Bangladesh (1989-90).
  7. Member of the Task Force for reviewing the operation of the Nationalised Commercial Banks(1989).
  8. Appointed as the Convenor of the Task Force on Self-Reliance set up by the Planning Advisor(1991).
  9. Member of the National ICT Task Force Committee, Ministry of Planning, Bangladesh (2002 - ).

Membership of Committees and Commissions (International)

  1. Appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations as a member of the International Advisory Group for the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China (1993-1995).
  2. Appointed as a member of the Global Commission on Women's Health for the period 1993-1995 by the Director General, World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland.
  3. Appointed as member of Advisory Council for Sustainable Economic Development, World Bank, Washington DC, USA (1993-to-date).
  4. Appointed as member of the UN Expert Group on Women and Finance: Transforming Enterprise and Finance Systems, UNIFEM, Washington DC, USA (1993 to date).
  5. Chairman of the Policy Advisory Group for the CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest), World Bank , Washington D.C., U.S.A. (1995 - 2000).
  6. Member of the Council of Patrons of Friends of the Earth International, Amsterdam, Netherlands to support it in its continued campaigns to protect the environment (1996).
  7. Member of theAdvisory Committee, Asian Ecotechnology Network.
  8. Co-Chairman , State of the World Forum, San Francisco, U.S.A. (1996 ).
  9. Co-Chairman, Council of Practitioners, Micro-Credit Summit, U.S.A. (1997 - ).
  10. Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Center of Arab Women For Training And Research (CAWTAR), Tunisia (1997 - ).
  11. Member of the Advisory Group, Institute For Democracy And Electoral Assistance (IDEA), Sweden (1997 - ).
  12. Honourary Member, Club of Budapest, London, U.K. ( 1997 - ).
  13. Member of the Advisory Group, Council of Women World Leaders, Kennedy Schools of Government Harvard University, U.S.A. (1997 - ).
  14. Member of the Advisory Committee, 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture and the Environment initiative, IFPRI, U.S.A. (1998 - ).
  15. Member of the Advisory Committee, INTERNEWS, Arcata, San Francisco, U.S.A. (1999 - ).
  16. Member of the International Consultative Committee, International Forum, Mujeres & Hombres, Lima, Peru (1999 - ).
  17. Member, AGFUND Prize Committee, AGFUND, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (1999 - ).
  18. Member, Hilton Humanitarian Prize Jury Committee, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, U.S.A. (1999 - ).
  19. Member of the Presiding Council of the ProVention Consortium (a global partnership to address the increasing vulnerability of developing countries to the risk of natural and technological catastrophes), World Bank, Washington DC, U.S.A. (2000 - to-date).
  20. Member of the High Council of International Exhibitions, International Bureau of Expositions, Paris, France (2000 - ).
  21. Member of the High-Level Advisory Group on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), United Nations, New York, U.S.A. (2000 - ).
  22. Member, Advisory Committee, Queen Sofia Chamber Orchestra (Orquestra de Camara Reina Sofia), Madrid, Spain (2001 - ).
  23. Member, Global Steering Committee for the Fish for All Initiative, ICLARM, Malaysia (2002 - ).
  24. Member, International Jury Committee of the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, India (2002 - 2004).
  25. Co-Chairman, Ambassadors' Council, Freedom from Hunger, U.S.A. (2003 - todate).
  26. Member, Africa Progress Panel, UK (2007 - to-date).
  27. Member, Elders Project, South Africa (2007 - to-date).
  28. Co-Chairman, Women's World Forum, Republic of Korea (2007 - to-date).

Boards

Member, Board of Advisors (International)

  1. Calmeadow Foundation, 4 Kind Street West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1B6, Canada.
  2. The Synergose Institute, 100 East 85th Street, New York, NY10028 U.S.A.
  3. Living Economics, 42 Warriner Gardens, London SW11 4DU, U.K.
  4. International Council for Freedom From Hunger, U.S.A.
  5. International Council, Ashoka Foundation, Washington DC, USA.
  6. Advisory Council, Women for Women of Bosnia, Washington DC, USA.
  7. Advisory Board, The Center For Visionary Leadership, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  8. International Advisory Board, Council on Foreign Relations, New York, U.S.A.
  9. International Advisory Board, Foundation for the Research of Societal Problems Ankara, Turkey.
  10. Advisory Board, Credit for All, Inc. Denver, U.S.A
  11. Advisory Board, The Gleitsman Foundation International Activist Award, California, U.S.A.
  12. International Council, Asia Society, New York, U.S.A.
  13. International Advisory Panel, UNESCO, Paris, France.
  14. International Advisory Board, The Center For Visionary Leadership, Washington D.C. U.S.A.
  15. International Council on the Future, UNESCO, Paris, France.
  16. Global Advisory Board, EARTH ONE (a radio service for the world community) Borehamwood, United Kingdom.
  17. Global Public Goods Advisory Board, Office of Development Studies, UNDP, New York, U.S.A
  18. Advisory Board, Information Technologies and International Development, MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, U.S.A.
  19. Advisory Board, Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Germany.
  20. Advisory Panel, ESCAP/UNDP Joint Initiative in Supporting the Achievement of Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific Region, Thailand.
  21. Founder Member, The Global Academy for Social Entrepreneurship, Ashoka, U.S.A.
  22. Advisory Board, Prague Institute for Global Urban Development, Czechoslovakia.
  23. Honorary Advisory Council, Alliance for the New Humanity (ANH), U.S.A.
  24. Advisory Council for the new Templeton Freedom Awards, Atlas Economic Research Foundation , U.S.A
  25. Advisory Board, Holcim Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland.
  26. Advisory Board, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence, Virginia,U.S.A.
  27. Honorary Board Member, Center for International Studies Micro- Credit Program, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
  28. Honorary Board Member, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, the Netherlands
  29. Advisory Board Member, “Global Health Agenda for Girls” project at the Center for Global Development, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  30. Advisory Board Member, MSC Malaysia International Advisory Panel (IAP), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Member, Board of Directors (National)

1976 - 1983 Founder and Project Director, Grameen Bank Project.
1983 - to-date Founder and Managing Director, Grameen Bank, Dhaka.
1991 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Krishi (Agriculture) Foundation, Rangpur.
1990 - to-date Founder and Executive Trustee, Grameen Trust, Dhaka.
1990 - to-date Designer and member of Governing Body, Polli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), Dhaka.
1979 - to-date Member, Board of Directors, Centre for Mass Education for Science, Dhaka.
1994 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Fund (a Social Venture Capital Fund), Dhaka.
1994 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Motsho (Fisheries)O PasuSampad (Livestock) Foundation, Dhaka.
1994 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Uddog, a non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to promote the interest of the handloom-weavers of Bangladesh.
1995 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Telecom, a cellular telephone company to provide nationwide telephone service. It will provide telephone service in the rural areas of Bangladesh primarily through the poor women in rural areas.
1995 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Shamogree (Products), Dhaka.
1995 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Gona Shyastha Grameen Textile Mills Ltd., Dhaka.
1996 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Cybernet, Dhaka.
1996 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Communications, Dhaka.
1996 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Kallyan (well-being), Dhaka.
1996 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Shakti (energy), Dhaka.
1996 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Yunus Foundation, Dhaka.
1996 - to-date Member, Advisory Council of the Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust, Dhaka.
1997 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Shikkha (Education), Dhaka.
1997 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Knitwear Ltd., Dhaka.
1998 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Capital Management Ltd, Dhaka.
1999 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Software Ltd, Dhaka.
2000 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen IT Park Ltd, Dhaka.
2002 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Star Education Ltd, Dhaka.
2002 - to-date Founder and Chairman, Grameen Information Highways Ltd, Dhaka.

Member, Board of Directors (International)

1987 - 1997 Board of Directors, RESULTS, A Citizen's Lobby, Washington DC, U.S.A.
1987 - 1995 Board of Trustees, Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (A Grameen Replication Project in Malaysia.)
1989 - 1994 Board of Trustees of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines.
1990 - to-date Chief Patron, Credit and Savings for Hardcore Poor, (CASHPOR), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1990 - 1992 Steering Committee, The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Geneva, Switzerland.
1992 - 2002 Board of Directors, Calvert World Values Fund, Washington DC, USA.
1993 - to-date Board of Directors, Foundation for International Community Assistance (FINCA), U.S.A.
1995 - to-date International Crisis Group, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
1996 - to-date Patron, United Kingdom Social Investment Forum, London,U.K.
1998 - to-date Board of Directors, United Nations Foundation , Washington, U.S.A.
2000 - to-date Founding Patron, C21: Tomorrow’s Leaders for a Safer Planet, Oxford Research Group , Oxford, United Kingdom.
2001 - to-date Board of Directors, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship , Cologny, Switzerland.
2002 - to-date Board of Director, ManyOne Foundation, Canada.
2006 - to-date Board of Trustees, Coexist Foundation, University of Cambridge, UK.
2007 - to-date Board of Director, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Monaco.
2007- to -date Board of Directors, Chirac Foundation, France.
2007- to -date Board of Directors, Grameen Danone Food Ltd, Bangladesh.
2007- to -date Board of Directors, Danone Communities Fund, France.
2007- to -date Board of Directors, Grameen Credit Agricole Microfinance Foundation, Luxemburg.

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