Doctorate honoris causa to Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia

May 27, 2014

The Università della Svizzera italiana has awarded the 2014 PhD honoris causa in communication to Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and of Wikimedia.

USI Doctorate honoris causa Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia has become the largest encyclopedia int he world, and possible the first result you get on a search engine when looking for something! For this reason the faculty of Communication Sciences of the University of Lugano has decided to award Jimmy Wales a doctorate honoric causa.

In his speech, Jimmy Wales commented on the future expansions of Wikipedia, explaning the importance of having content in the local  langage of people from developing countries, who can now access the Internet thanks to affordable mobiles.



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