Chimamanda will receive the 16th honorary doctorate from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium | The Guardian Nigeria News
Louvain, Belgium – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will receive an honorary doctorate from the Catholic University of Louvain on April 28, 2022.
The ceremony will take place at the main campus in Louvain-la-Neuve, located 20 kilometers from Brussels.
Founded by Pope Martin V in 1425, the Catholic University of Louvain, often abbreviated as UCLouvain, is one of the oldest Catholic universities in Europe and the largest French-speaking university in Belgium.
It has campuses spread over six sites in Belgium while hosting 15 schools and faculties. The school’s most famous alumni are mathematician Vitold Belevich and Queen Mathilde of Belgium.
The University’s rector, Vincent Blondel, said the Academic Council considers Adichie’s work to be “remarkable in many respects and particularly inspiring for our university community“.
He also added that Adichie embodies the “values that we wish to transmit to our students, professors, researchers and to the entire university community. For the new academic year, the university is highlighting the theme “The Fragility of Truth”. Adichie’s career, divided between fiction and the reality of struggles against all kinds of oppression, illustrates this theme well.
This honorary doctorate from the Catholic University of Louvain will be Adichie’s 16th honorary doctorate. She has received honorary degrees from some of the best universities in the world including Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Edinburgh, Duke University, Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University. .