Heinz Mohnhaupt receives honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich

May 05, 2020

The faculty of law at the University of Zurich has awarded Heinz Mohnhaupt an honorary doctorate. As the faculty expresses in the corresponding laudation: ‘(…) This is not just to honour a great scholar of legal history and comparative law, whose writings are considered points of reference in the international discourse. It is also to honor an inspiring mentor and discussion partner for many generations of young researchers.’

Heinz Mohnhaupt has been a member of the Institute since 1966 and thus almost since its beginnings. He has accompanied the Institute on a great many of academic journeys and has also shaped the ways in which researchers are nowadays able to work and life together at the Institute. He served as representative of the scientific staff in many committees both at the Institute and in the Max Planck Society. He continues to be an avid participant in academic discussions at our Institute, sharing his knowledge and providing advice with early career researcher as well as with international visiting scholars. We congratulate Heinz Mohnhaupt to this award and feel honored ourselves to have a colleague like him, benefiting from his sharp academic mind, his instinct for academic freedom, his wit and his generosity

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