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Habibie gets his 4th honorary doctorate, this time from UI

  • Irawaty Wardany

    THE JAKARTA POST

JAKARTA   /   Sun, January 31 2010   /  02:32 pm

Indonesia's third president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie was on Saturday honored with an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy Technology by the University of Indonesia (UI) for his contribution to science in practice as a technocrat. "Prof. Dr. Ing. Habibie is a scientist as well as a creative technocrat who does not put aside philosophy in his practice *as a national leader*," UI rector Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri said during the award ceremony that coincided with the graduation of 229 bachelor degrees, 136 specialists, 972 master's degrees and 68 doctorates. In his speech, Habibie underlined the importance of education in developing a country, as stipulated in the 1945 Constitution. He said the development of reliable and skilled workers "must be followed by the development of sustainable research and technology, as well as availability of working fields". Therefore, he urge...