In 2017, the University of Agder appointed five new honorary doctors in connection with the University's 10th anniversary.
The degree of honorary doctor - doctor honoris causa - is awarded for significant scientific or artistic efforts.
In 2012, the University appointed six honorary doctors:
Kurt Braunmüller, Dov Gabbay, Barbara Jaworski, Johan Olav Koss, Trond Petersen and Lucy Smith. The latter died in 2013.