Pilar Benejam receives an honorary doctorate from the University of the Balearic Islands
Pilar Benejam, retired professor of the Department of Language and Literature Education and Social Science Education, was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of hte Balearic Islands. In 2019, she received the same award by the Rovira i Virgili University.
Pilar Benejam, retired professor from the Department of Language and Literature Education and Social Science Education at the UAB, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) in a ceremony held on 27 May in Alaior, Menorca. Professor in Education Bernat Sureda was the sponsor of the new honorary doctor and the event was presided by UIB Rector Llorenç Huguet.
Dr Benejam began to give classes at the UAB in 1972 and continued to do so until she retired. She was one of the people to sign the declaration of principles known as the Bellaterra Manifest, made public in 1975. She was also director of the UAB's Institute of Educational Sciences. She is member of the Association of Teachers Rosa Sensat. Among the many awards conferred onto Dr Benejam, the ones that most stand out are the Saint George's Cross by the Government of Catalonia, the Ramon Llull Award, the Marta Mata Award (as part of the 2011 Catalonia Education Awards), the Lluís Carulla Foundation Award for Civil ACtion, and the Bartomeu Picornell Award for improving the quality of education under the 2017 Ara Balears Awards. She was proposed as a candidate to receive an honorary degree by the teaching group of the Faculty of Education and Psychology at the Rovira i Virgila University (URV), as was awarded the honorary doctorate by the URV in 2019.