Surrey Honorary Degree awarded to Professor Adnei Melges de Andrade

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Prof Adnei Melges de Andrade was awarded the Degree of Doctor of the University Honoris Causa by the University of Surrey on 17 July 2013, recognising his instrumental role in founding the University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) with North Carolina State University and the University of Surrey.

In his introduction, Dr Malcolm von Schantz said that Prof Andrade was a true citizen of the global academic community.  “As Executive Vice-President for International Relations”, said Dr von Schantz, “Adnei has strengthened his institution’s international outlook with great wisdom and integrity. He has forged links with many large and famous institutions worldwide, but one of the closest ones is enjoyed by the University of Surrey.” In accepting the award, Prof Andrade said, “I am very proud to have been, with colleagues of the University of Surrey, at the conception of the University Global Partnership Network, which despite being still young, has a record of excellent results in collaborative research and student exchange.”

The University of Surrey was delighted to be able to honour Prof Andrade in the year of his retirement from a long and extraordinarily distinguished career.

Above photo: Prof Adnei with Dr von Schantz to the left.
Right photo: Prof Adnei with Dr von Schantz to the left and Prof Emery to the right.

Thank you, Adnei, for your incomparable contribution to establishing the UGPN! - from your friends and colleagues at Surrey.