Awards and Honors

Laureate - Professor


The Academic Palms is a French decoration established October 4, 1955 by Council President Faure which follows the distinction of Officer of Academy created by Napoleon to honor eminent members of the University. This is the oldest distinctions awarded only on a civilian basis.

The Academic Palms took their present appearance in 1955, in the form of an order in three grades: Chevalier, Officer and Commander.

Today, this award honors members of the educational community, teachers or not. The terms of his assignment was extended in 1866 to non-teachers who have rendered distinguished service to Education, and it may also be granted to foreigners, and the French living abroad actively contributing to the expansion of French culture in the world.