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UA closes the academic year with the award of the Gold Medal to Raneda and Ordóñez and a distinction to Giuseppe Zaccaria

The ceremony will be held on Friday, 22 May, at the Auditorium


Clausura_Curso2014-15Alicante, 18 May 2015

The University of Alicante celebrates the closing ceremony of the academic year 2014-2015. Former UA presidents Salvador Ordonez and Ignacio Jimenez Raneda will be awarded with the Gold Medal during the ceremony, that will start at 12 noon.

Also, President Giuseppe Zaccaria of the Universidad of Padua (Italy) will be awarded the honoris causa degree during the ceremony. The proposal of appointment was unanimously approved by the governing council last February. The apointment is the result of the close relationship existing between both universities since the creation of our university, which has been strengthened with the term of office of University President Zaccaria. The University of Padua, created in 1222, is one of the oldest in Europe and some of the most relevant figures of history such as Nicolás Copérnico or Galieo Galilei studied there. Also, it was the first university to award a university degree title to a woman, Elena Lucrecia Cornaro, in 1668. This is a university that represents values such as freedom of thought and effective equality between women and men, aspects highly ranked in the University of Alicante's governing rules.

Vice President for Economic Planning Mónica Martí and lecturer Carlos Barciela will act as sponsors.

After the laudatio and the confernment ceremony, University of Alicante President Manuel Palomar will give the academic year closing speech. 


Giuseppe Zaccaria

Graduated in Law from the University of Padua, continued his studies at the universities of Oxford, Saarbrücken and Washington, thank to several schoarships. He was a lecturer in Philosophy of Law, Theory of State, General Theory of Law, Human Rights and Legal Information Technology and has been delivering lectures and seminars in several universities around the world in Amiens, Bonn, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Oxford, the Sorbonne and Columbia.

His publications deal mainly with issues related to legal and and hermeneutics philosophy, legal interpretation, hermeneutics theory of law, case law, legal methodology, the relationship between authority and power and contemporary political and institutional problems  His essays and books have been translated into English, French and Spanish. He collaborates, supervises and is part of the scientific committee of various Italian and international publications. He is member of the Scientific Council of the Italian Society of Philosophy of Law since 2005 and, among others, of the Galileiana Accademia di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti of Padua, of the Accademia dei Concordi of Rovigo, the Royal Academy of  Moral and Political Sciences in Madrid, the European Society of Culture in Venice and Henri Capitant Association of Comparative Law in Paris.

He has held various academic positions at the University of Padua and since October 2009, he has become its University President. From 2010-2011, he has been the President of Honour of the Coimbra Group, a network that brings together the 40 oldest and most prestigious European universities (including Oxford, Barcelona, Cambridge, Bologna, Padua, Leuven, Leiden, Göttingen, Heidelberg and Salamanca). Among the honours he has been awarded throughout his career, we can highlight an honorary doctorate by the University Vasile Goldis (Romania) received in 2013, the title of Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic granted in 2014 and title Honorary Citizen of Amalfi obtained in 2005 for his contribution to the promotion and dissemination of legal science.




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