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UFS awards honorary doctorate to chemist


The degree Doctor Scientiae (honoris causa) was awarded to Prof. Daneel Ferreira this week during the autumn graduation ceremony of the University of the Free State (UFS) on the Main Campus in Bloemfontein. Prof. Ferreira was honoured with an honorary doctorate for his significant contributions to the field of organic chemistry. Prof. Ferreira, a former professor in organic chemistry at the UFS, is professor and chair of Pharmacognosy in the School of Pharmacology at the University of Mississippi, United States of America (USA), as well as research chair of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences at that university. Attending the chancellor's dinner were, from the left: Prof. Frederick Fourie, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ferreira, and Prof. Herman van Schalkwyk, Dean: Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences at the UFS.
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs

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