Item 0908 - Honorary doctorate from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium

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ZA COM MR-T-5-3-0908


Honorary doctorate from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium


  • 8 October 1993 (Creation)

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Programme, medal and sash

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 15/12/11

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Honorary doctorate from the Free University (Vrije Universiteit) in Brussels, Belgium

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Cream-coloured certificate in black tube embossed with the gold seal of the university and the following text: Vrije Universiteit Brussel Scientia Vincere Tenebras.

Certificate includes black, orange, and blue seal of the university at top. Certificate text is in red and black, and is written in Latin.
Certificate reads:
Universitas Libera Bruxellensis
"Vrije Universiteit Brussel"
Senatu auctore, consilio Universitatis adsentiente
Nos Robertus Dejaegere, rector universitatis, et Henricus van Aerschot, praeses consili universitatis
Nelsonium Rolihlahlam Mandela
Doctorem universitatis honoris causa
creavimus et renuntiavimus
cuius rei ut firma sit atque testata fides, diploma hoc publicum a nobis subscriptum et universitatis sigillo confirmatum dandum curavimus.
Bruxellae, die octavo mensis octobris anno mccccxcii
Signed by: Henricus Van Aerschot (Praeses consili), Robertus Dejaegere (Rector, praeses Senatus)
Taken out of tube for preservation.

Blue Sash with black-tippen white fur

Silver medal in blue box: Nelson Mandela - Doctor Honoris Cause 08-10-83
Other side: Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Scientia Vincere Tenebras, coat of arms in the middle

Was in big black box. Box is stored seperate

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NMF Archives ID: A0123

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0123

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