Honours and awardsawarded to UPPA teacher-researchers (since 2017)

Prize of the Academy of Sciences

  • Gilles Pijaudier-Cabot, teacher-researcher at the LFCR, winner of the Dolomieu Prize, a prize founded by the BRGM (2019).

Appointments to the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)

  • Isabelle Chort, professor at the CATT, laureate 2019 of the Institut Universitaire de France as a Junior Member.

  • Céline Perlot-Bascoulès, lecturer at ISA BTP, 2021 laureate of the Institut Universitaire de France as a junior member, for innovation.

Medals from the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research)

  • Bronze Medal: Hannelore Derluyn, LFCR, 2021
  • Crystal Medal: Sophie Hontebeyrie, LMAP, 2021
  • Crystal Medal: Christophe Pecheyran, IPREM, 2017

The Crystal Medal is awarded to women and men, research support staff, who through their creativity, technical mastery and sense of innovation, contribute alongside researchers to the advancement of knowledge and to the excellence of French research.

Bourse ERC Starting Grant

National or international awards



  • Maud Save, distinguished by the journal Polymer Chemistry as a "Pioneering Investigator 2019"


  • Lindley Prize awarded to Benoît Liquet (IPRA-LMAP/UPPA), Kerrie Mengersen (E2S International Chair UPPA/Queensland University of Technology)
  • Alfred Dutens Medal : Valérie Fasseur, ALTER
  • David Diop, Goncourt des lycéens for his novel Frère d'âme


Honorary degree, Doctor Honoris causa

The title of Doctor Honoris Causa is one of the most prestigious distinctions awarded by France's higher education institutions. Its purpose is to honour "people of other nationalities in recognition of their distinguished services to Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, to France or to the higher education institution awarding the title".

Since its creation, the University of Pau and the Adour Region has attributed the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to scientists of non-French origin, whose commitment and accomplished works are in line with the spirit of the University.

UPPA's Doctors Honoris Causa

7 novembre 2015
His Excellency Evo Morales Ayma, President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

9 November, 2011
Prof. Marcel POPA, Professor of Chemistry at the "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi (Romania)