His Excellency M. Robert Schuman, former President of the Council and Minister of the Foreign?
His Excellency M. Robert Schuman, former President of the Council and Minister of the Foreign Office of the French Republic, member of the National Assembly, and His Excellency Mr Konrad Adenauer, Chancellor of the German Federal Republic, were honoured with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa in Political and Social Sciences at the University of Louvain, Belgium.
The ceremony took place today in the Academic Hall at the University.
There was considerable enthusiasm outside the University and the police had some difficulty in maintaining order among the many students gathered there.
The procession was headed by banners. Chancellor Adenauer walked with the Rector of the University, Monseigneur Van Wayenberg at the head of the procession. So great was the enthusiasm that M. Schuman became lost in the sea of people.
The Rector of the University named first M. Schuman and then Dr. Adenauer Doctors Honoris Causa and handed them their emblems of their title.