Nyenrode Business University Awards Sri Sri Ravi Shankar an Honorary Doctorate

Breukelen, Utrecht, Netherlands
15th June 2012

At an impressive ceremony at the prestigious Nyenrode Business University in Netherlands, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was conferred with an honorary doctorate today.

Addressing the gathering Professor Dr. Maurits van Rooijen, Rector Magnificus and CEO at Nyenrode Business University said that it was a great privilege for the university that Gurudev has accepted this doctorate.


"This honorary award is being bestowed on Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who, as a leader, underlines the key values of Nyenrode in a unique manner through his personality, work and lifelong achievements. He unites the themes of ethics and spirituality with entrepreneurship and leadership in a pragmatic and distinct manner by coaching present and future world leaders. His emphasis on stewardship through sustainability, responsibility, ethics and spiritual transformation match the values that we teach our students at Nyenrode." shared Professor Dr. Maurits van Rooijen.

In its 65 years since inception, the university has conferred this doctorate on very few individuals, some of whom include Mr. Nelson Mandela, Mr. A P J Abdul Kalam and Mr. Bill Gates. He added that the work and life of Gurudev is a true representation of Leadership, Entreprenuership and Stewardship, the three core values of the University. 

The ceremony was attended by several dignitaries including Prof. Rudd Lubbers, Former Prime Minister of Netherlands.

Read Gurudev's convocation address