Dr. Ragnhildur Helgadóttir awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Bergen


Professor Ragnhildur Helgadóttir, dean of the School of Social Sciences at RU, had her honorary doctorary doctorate degree conferred at a ceremony in Bergen yesterday, October 15.

Another nine shcolars were awarded honorary doctorate degrees: Peter Gluckman, Peter Thomson, Toril Moi, Jo-Anne Baird, Bruce R. Zetter, Pippa Norris, Anne Canteaut, Eamon Duffy and Lise Davidsen.

Ragnhildur Helgadóttir var sæmd heiðursdoktorsnafnbót við Háskólann í Bergen.

At the ceremony in Bergen yesterday. Ragnhildur Helgadóttir is fifth from the right. Photo: UiB

Pushes the boundaries of traditional legal research

Ragnhildur has been a judge at Iceland´s Supreme Court in two cases and is currently a deputy judge for the European Court of Human Rights. She sat on the negotiation committee for Iceland's application for EU membership and has headed several councils and committees, including the Icelandic Science and Technology Policy Council.

In her research on comparative constitutional law, she has distinguished herself as an innovative scholar who pushes the boundaries of traditional legal research.

Helgadóttir‘s latest research focuses on issues such as Ragnhildur Helgadóttirfreedom of religion, the protection of human dignity, and the impact of the EEA Agreement on Icelandic laws.

Read more about Ragnhildur Helgadóttir´s research, in her own words: