Worcester professor honoured with honorary doctorate from university in Romania - The Worcester Observer

Worcester professor honoured with honorary doctorate from university in Romania

A DISTINGUISHED professor from the University of Worcester has been honoured with an honorary doctorate from a university in Romania.

Professor Nicoleta Cinpoeş was recognised for her significant contributions to advancing a major arts festival in the country.

The expert in Shakespeare studies and director of the early modern research group at the University of Worcester, received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Craiova.

The award was presented by the university’s Chancellor, Professor Cezar Ionuţ Spinu, in acknowledgment of Professor Cinpoeş’s dedication to the University and her longstanding support for the city’s International Shakespeare Festival.

Professor Cinpoeş, who also serves as the International Lead for the School of Humanities at the University of Worcester, said: “The festival in Craiova is in its 30th year now, and it has become the largest of its kind in the world.

“The city’s university has become increasingly involved in it in recent years.”




Since 2010, Professor Cinpoeş has been collaborating with the University of Craiova and the International Shakespeare Festival, working to reinterpret Shakespeare’s plays and poetry, and liberate them from decades of censorship in Romania.

She has brought together academics and specialists in Shakespeare studies to contribute to this endeavor and has written accessible introductions to the plays for students, teachers, and theatre producers in modern Romanian.


Reflecting on the honour, Professor Cinpoeş said, “A Doctor Honoris Causa title is something you read about in history books, about world-leading academics who have been honoured for their lifetime achievements in shifting science and knowledge boundaries, so it still feels very surreal to have received this title.”

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