Promotio (doctor philosophiae)
sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae

Emperor Leopold Hall, University of Innsbruck

18 February 1972

Addressing the representative of the Head of State of Austria, Hans Köchler delivers promotion speech on "Epistemological Problems of Phenomenology."

At podium, 3rd from left: Dr. Anton Kolb, Professor of Experimental Physics, Rector of Innsbruck University; 3rd from right: DDr. Emerich Coreth SJ, Professor of Christian Philosophy, Pro-Rector of Innsbruck University; 1st from left: Dr. Herbert Braunsteiner, Professor of Internal Medicine, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine; 4th from left: Dr. Otto Muck SJ, Professor of Christian Philosophy, member of the Academic Senate; 4th from right: Dr. Maria Kuhnert, Professor of Pharmacognosy, Promotor; 1st from right: Dr. Heinz Janetschek, Professor of Zoology, Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy.

Hans Köchler receives the congratulations of Élisabeth de Miribel, Consul General of France, former assistant to General Charles de Gaulle and member of the French delegation at the founding conference of the United Nations at San Francisco (1945). In the background: Dr. Eva-Maria Auer.

As master of ceremonies, the Pedell of the University  takes the ceremonial doctoral oath from Hans Köchler.

In her capacity as Promotor, Professor Maria Kuhnert presents the doctoral diploma to Hans Köchler. 

  • Courtesy visit with the President of the Republic of Austria, Hofburg Palace, Vienna 

  • Dinner reception at Hotel Europa, Innsbruck