The fifth ceremonial conferment of degrees at the University of Lapland will take place May 15-18, 2019. Honorary doctorates are awarded as a recognition of significant contributions to science or art. The University of Lapland confers honorary doctorates on selected persons who have developed the university's research and teaching activities, advanced their international collaboration, or disseminated knowledge on Lapland’s culture and businesses. The title of Honorary Doctor is the highest academic recognition awarded by universities. 

Original story on the ULapland website, with full list of Honorary Doctors (in Finnish)