Waikato Professor Receives Accolade from Denmark University
University of Waikato Professor Michael Adrian Peters has accepted an Honorary Doctorate from Denmark’s University of Aalborg, Faculty of Humanities. He will receive the degree at Aalborg’s April 17 awards ceremony.
Prof. Peters is being recognised for research that explores the role that institutions of knowledge and education play in contemporary society. Professor Palle Rasmussen, chairman of Aalborg University’s assessment committee stated; “The versatility and quality of Michael A. Peters’ research contribution and his continuous work on location, tracing and confronting key issues in the intersection of education, philosophy and policy is impressive and important.”
Prof. Peters is an established academic author, editor of national and international journals and written about areas such as social equity in higher education. He has held professorships in NZ and overseas, including an Emertius Professorship from the University of Ilinois and Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from State University of New York. At Waikato he is the Associate Director for the Centre for Global Studies in Education and teaches and researches on the subject.