Benny Receives Honorary Doctorate

3 10 2008

Benny was named an honorary doctor by Stockholm University on, September 26th during the institution’s annual academic ceremony which took place at Stockholm’s City Hall. 

      “It is a pleasure to be able to draw attention in this way to Benny Andersson’s significant contribution to Swedish folk and popular music, a contribution that has influenced generations of students. It is especially delightful to be able to do this at Stockholm University – the university in the city that has been the base for the whole of Benny Andersson’s musical life,” said the Dean of the Faculty, Gunnar Svensson.
      “I feel incredibly honoured to have been chosen to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Stockholm University – and happily surprised,” Benny said after the University’s announcement in April.
 Back in 2002, Benny was honoured by the Swedish government with a professor’s title for his ability to create music reaching people all over the world.

Screenshots courtesy SVT

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