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Danish Professor Honorary Doctor at the Faculty of Arts

News: May 10, 2013

Sten Ebbesen, Professor of the Aristotelian Tradition at the University of Copenhagen, has been appointed Honorary Doctor at the Faculty of Arts. Ebbesen’s persistent efforts to strengthen the University of Gothenburg’s research within Classical Languages and History of Philosophy date back to the mid-1990s.

‘Professor Sten Ebbesen’s contributions have been critical to the remarkable development that culminated with the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation granting 32.7 million SEK to the research programme Representation and Reality at the University of Gothenburg in 2012. The aim of the project is to strengthen the field of ancient and medieval philosophy,’ says Margareta Hallberg, Dean.

The same research field sparked the development of the Bachelor’s programme in Liberal Arts, which the Faculty started in 2011. The programme targets those who are interested in advanced studies in the classical liberal arts.

Sten Ebbesen. Photo: Thomas Melin.In the last 30 years, Ebbesen has successfully led the work to develop the University of Copenhagen’s research environment in Classical Philology (interpretation and publication of Latin and Greek texts) with a specialisation in antique and medieval semantics, logic and metaphysics.

Ebbesen has always had a strong interest in different types of mentorship, and in 1998 he was appointed external supervisor for two doctoral students in Latin and Greek at the University of Gothenburg. Since then, his collaboration with the former doctoral students and also with his own group of doctoral students at the University of Copenhagen has continued and grown stronger.

‘In a matter of a few years, the Faculty of Arts has developed a strong research environment in Classical Philosophy/History of Philosophy. It’s fair to say that this would not have been possible without the continuous cooperation with the University of Copenhagen via Sten Ebbesen,’ says Hallberg.

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Originally published on: hum.gu.se


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