WHAT IS THE DOCTOR OF EXCELLENCE HONORIS CAUSA AWARD?
A Recognition of Professional Excellence
The Excellentia Doctor is a professional recognition that provides an independent quality assurance reference for highly qualified professionals from all fields, for those who strive for personal excellence, and who become a motivating example in their communities. The Doctor of Excellence Honoris Causa is a recognized mark of professional excellence and ability, outstanding professional career, services to the human kind and international achievements.
The Doctor of Excellence Honoris Causa
A Doctor of Excellence or Excellentia Doctor (Latin: ´for the sake of Excellence´) is not an academic degree, consequently the usual academic requirements of a doctorate are waived. The Doctor of Excellence is an honorary degree that may be considered to have the same standing, and to grant the same privileges and style of address as the Doctor Honoris Causa. In practice, however, such degrees tend to be popularly considered not to be of the same standing as academic doctorates, except where the recipient has demonstrated an appropriate level of academic scholarship.
Recipients of an honorary doctorate such the Excellentia Doctor may if they wish adopt the title of "doctor". In many countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, it is now a matter of personal preference should an honorary doctor use the formal title of "doctor", regardless of the background circumstances for the award. The recipient of an honorary degree should always be made clear that the degree is honorary. For example:
• Dr. Anna Ilves (D.Hon.Ex.)
• Dr. Anna Ilves, Doctor of Excellence (H.C.)
• Dr. Anna Ilves, Doctor of Excellence (Honoris Causa)
• Hon. Dr. Anna Ilves, Doctor of Excellence
• HonD. Anna Ilves, Doctor of Excellence