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Sir Richard Branson will be Awarded the Title of Honorary Doctor of KTU
On 2nd June, during the international forum of leadership Forum One the world famous British entrepreneur Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson will be awarded the title of Honorary Doctor (Doctor em Honoris Causa) of KTU.
The ceremony will take place in Žalgiris arena and will be witnessed by thousands of participants of the Forum. Among them, there will be 100 of KTU students, who have been invited to the Forum by the organizers of the event.
Sir Richard Branson is the founder and the leader of the world famous Virgin Group. In 1993, he has been awarded a title of Honorary Doctor of Technology by the University of Loughborough; in 1999, he has been rendered knighthood by Queen Elisabeth II; in 2007, Sir Richard Branson has been awarded the title of Citizen of the World of the United Nations Correspondents Association for supporting solving the environmental and humanitarian issues. Personal and business achievements of Sir Richard Branson are impressive. He is a world famous innovative business leader, great supporter of charity, an author of 4 motivational books that have inspired millions of people all over the world.
Prof Petras Baršauskas, the Rector of KTU stresses the importance of the award for the students of the university: ‘The title of Doctor em Honoris Causa awarded to Sir Richard Branson is a symbolic gesture that should inspire our young people to believe that the name of Lithuania will be heard as far and wide, as loud and proud will be the ones who pronounce it. Sir Richard has already heard it’.
Darius Jonauskas, the organizer of Forum One is hopeful for the future of KTU students: ‘We are sure that the University has many young, enthusiastic, talented and brave students who dream big, take in the world and already are proving to become the leaders of their field one day.’
Kaunas University of Technology has an impressive Hall of Fame. Among the Honorary Doctors of KTU are Valdas Voldemaras Adamkus, the President of Lithuania, Dr Juozas Petras Kazickas, a philanthropist, and an economist, Dr Hans Peter Jensen, a researcher working in a field of chemistry, and a former rector of Denmark Technic University.