In 2022, SDU has awarded the honorary doctorate to the following researchers:
- Professor Brian G. Weinshenker, Mayo Clinic, Rochester and the University of Virginia.
- Professor Kevin Hjortshøj O’Rourke, New York University Abu Dhabi.
- Professor Mark Brongersma, Stanford University.
- Professor Phillip James Robinson, University of Sydney.
- Senior Professor Per Linell, Gothenburg University.