Ineke Sluiter receives honorary degree from the University of Bristol
Ineke Sluiter received an honorary degree from the University of Bristol on 18 February 2020. In the Wills Memorial Building, she addressed young doctors about the importance of academic expertise and interdisciplinarity.
The University of Bristol announced the awarding of the degree as follows: 'Professor Ineke Sluiter, a Dutch classicist and Professor of Greek Language and Literature at Leiden University, will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. She received her PhD from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 1990. Her research focuses on ancient ideas on language, ancient values and innovation in antiquity. Among many projects and accolades, she secured €18.8 million in 2017 for a national research programme in Classics, is currently Vice-President and President Elect of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2010 was awarded the Spinoza Prize, the highest scientific award in the Netherlands. An honorary degree is a major accolade, awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement and distinction in a field or activity consonant with the University's mission.'
We congratulate Ineke Sluiter with this extraordinary recognition!