University of Vienna’s Rector, Professor Georg Winckler, has been conferred on the 17th of December 2009 the Doctor Honoris Causa title of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University. Professor Winckler, Princeton University graduate and Rector of University of Vienna since 1999, has received Alexandru Ioan Cuza University’s highest distinction for his contributions to the field of Macroeconomics.

Within the same ceremony, Michael Metzeltin, Professor PhD at University of Vienna’s Romanistic Institute was awarded the Honorary Professor title. Mr. Metzeltin received this honour for his exceptional contribution to the development of Romanistic philology within the Romanistic Institute, for the remarkable scientific and academic activities carried out at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University and also for his complex and outstanding scientific works. “Lexikon der romanischen Linguistik”, extensive and encyclopedic writing, published in several volumes, is one of the most well-known and appreciated.