Johan Rockström receives Honorary Doctorate of the University of Amsterdam

 
09.01.2020 - Johan Rockström received the honorary doctorate of the University of Amsterdam. Presented during the celebration of the the 388th birthday of the University of Amsterdam at the annual "Dies Natalis" event, the honorary doctorate was bestowed to Rockström for his pioneering scientific contributions in the area of global sustainability, and for his research into planetary boundaries in particular.
Johan Rockström receives Honorary Doctorate of the University of Amsterdam
Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Photo: David Ausserhofer/PIK

"Johan Rockström is an excellent researcher with a high degree of social engagement," said the University of Amsterdam's Rector Magnificus, Karen Maex. "The way in which he consistently looks for solutions in his work is an inspiration to many, both within and outside the scientific community. I am extremely proud of this opportunity to present him with an honorary doctorate on behalf of the UvA."

More information on the Honorary Doctorate of UvA for Rockström:
https://www.uva.nl/en/content/news/press-releases/2019/11/honorary-uva-doctorate-for-sustainability-expert-johan-rockstrom.html

Video portrait of Johan Rockström:
https://youtu.be/RZsLngXmVuo

Weblink to recent research on Planetary Boundaries:
https://www.pik-potsdam.de/news/press-releases/planetary-boundaries-interactions-in-the-earth-system-amplify-human-impacts