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People: DSM CEO to receive honorary doctorate

Feike Sijbesma, CEO and Managing Board Chairman of Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company,is to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Maastricht (Netherlands). The University is conferring this honor on Mr. Sijbesma because of the way he embodies DSM's core value, sustainability.

The University of Maastricht is celebrating its 37th Dies Natalis on 14 January 2013. To mark the occasion, it will confer honorary doctorates on five people of high distinction, the day's theme being 'Inviting Excellence'. The University's Board of Governors has nominated Mr Sijbesma in recognition of the way DSM is dealing with sustainability

According to Maastricht University's Board of Governors, DSM’s values coincide well with those of the University. In particular, the University shares DSM's concern for the next generations, both nationally and internationally.

The other four nominees besides Feike Sijbesma are Paul Crutzen, who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1995 for his research on ozone depletion; Fred Gage, a prominent neuroscientist best known for his work on neural tissue transplants; Mohammad Hashem Pesaran, one of the world's foremost experts on econometrics; and Trevor Pinch, who is widely known for his research on musical technologies.

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