Hillary Clinton is installed as chancellor of Queen's University in Belfast

Hillary Clinton is installed as chancellor of Queen's University in Belfast
Hillary Clinton is installed as chancellor of Queen's University in Belfast

Hillary Clinton has been installed as chancellor of Queen's University in Belfast just a day after picking up another honorary title at Oxford University.   

The former US secretary of state, who is the first woman appointed as chancellor of the Belfast academic institution, attended an installation ceremony in the Northern Irish city on Friday morning. 

As Mrs Clinton - who lost the 2016 US election to Donald Trump - took part in the installation procession a number of anti-war protesters, who had gathered outside, hurled insults and abuse.

Only yesterday, Clinton was awarded an honorary doctorate in civil law at Oxford - the institution where she was a student from 1968 until 1970. 

It was the 13th such ceremonial doctorate or degree that she has received since being handed a gong by the University of Arkansas in the mid-1980s. 

Hillary Clinton has been installed as chancellor of Queen's University in Belfast just a day after picking up another honorary title at Oxford University

The former US secretary of state, who is the first woman appointed as chancellor of the Belfast academic institution, attended an installation ceremony in the Northern Irish city on Friday morning

The former US secretary of state, who is the first woman appointed as chancellor of the Belfast academic institution, attended an installation ceremony in the Northern Irish city on Friday morning

Speaking today at a ceremony where she was formally installed in Belfast, she described the university as 'special'.

Hilary Clinton's cascade of honorary doctorates and degrees

During her long political career, Hillary Clinton has received dozens of awards and honours.

Among them are 13 honorary doctorates and degrees, all of which are outlined below.

While First Lady of Arkansas

- Mid-1980s: when her husband Bill was the governor of Arkansas, Clinton was handed her first honorary doctorate by the University of Arkansas.

While First Lady of the United States

- May 1993: Clinton receives honorary doctorate at University of Pennsylvania

- June 1995: Mount Saint Vincent University makes Clinton an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

While US senator from New York

- August 2004: Clinton is handed an honorary doctorate in law by the University of Ulster

- May 2005: Clinton receives an honorary doctorate from Agnes Scott College near Atlanta

- 2007: Clinton is awarded an honorary doctorate in medicine by the University of Gothenburg

While Secretary of State

- May 13, 2009: Receives honorary Doctor of Laws degree from New York University

- May 25, 2009: Clinton receives an honorary doctorate in law from Yale University

While private citizen before 2016 election

- September 2013: University of St Andrews in Scotland hands makes Clinton an honorary Doctor of Law

While private citizen after 2016 election

- October 2017: Clinton receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Swansea University

- June 2018: Clinton is given an honorary doctorate by Trinity College Dublin

- October 2018: Clinton is made an honorary Doctor of Laws at Queens University Belfast

- September 23, 2021: Clinton is given an honorary doctorate in Civil Law from the University of Oxford

- September 24, 2021: Clinton is formally installed as chancellor of Queen's University

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It marks the latest chapter in the Clinton family's long association with Northern Ireland, with Mrs Clinton and her husband former US president Bill Clinton having been regular visitors to the region

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