Apple’s head of design, Jony Ive, has been awarded his second honorary doctorate this month, this time from the University of Oxford. Ive became a Doctor of Science during the university’s annual Encaenia ceremony, as announced on the university’s official website:
Sir Jonathan Ive is Chief Design Officer of Apple Inc and designer of the iMac, PowerBook, iBook, iPod, iPhone, iPad, AppleWatch and MacBook. Six of his products appear in the permanent collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
Ive was one of the nine distinguished figures honoured at the annual event. Among the notable figures, we find famous director Pedro Almodóvar, who received an honorary Doctor of Letter degree thanks to his work in the film industry. Dr Cornelia Bargmann (neurobiologist) and Professor Mildred Dresselhaus (physicist) were also awarded honorary Doctor of Science degrees.
Estonian composer Arvo Pärt was honoured with a Doctor of Music degree at the same event.
Jony Ive has received numerous awards during his career, including several from British organizations such as the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
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