UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Professor John Hardy to receive Honorary Doctorate from the University of Helsinki

14 March 2022

We are delighted to announce that Professor John Hardy (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) will be awarded his honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki on 10 June 2022.

Professor John Hardy

In spring 2022, the University of Helsinki will organize four conferment ceremonies: the doctoral conferment ceremony of the Faculty of Medicine as well as the master’s and doctoral conferment ceremonies of the Faculty of Philosophy, the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry and the Faculty of Social Sciences. As per tradition, the title of doctor honoris causa, the University’s highest recognition, will also be awarded to several individuals in connection with the conferment ceremonies. In the ceremonies to be held this year, a total of 30 distinguished scholars from around the world will be conferred as honorary doctors.

"I have to say this was a complete and pleasant surprise. It reflects lab work done by my colleagues and I but equally (and perhaps under recognised) on clinical work done by clinical colleagues, Drs Martin Rossor and Nick Fox". Professor Hardy (Chair of Molecular Biology of Neurological Disease at the Reta Lila Weston Institute of Neurological Studies, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology)