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President Ramos-Horta to be awarded Honorary Degree by Victoria University

His Excellency Dr José Ramos-Horta, President of The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, will be awarded an Honorary Degree by Victoria University on Friday 24 July 2009, at the University’s City Flinders Campus.

He will be admitted to the degree of Doctor of the University honoris causa, in recognition of his outstanding commitment to the defence of human rights and for his contribution to establishing the independence of Timor-Leste.

Note to Editors:

Media call

His Excellency Dr José Ramos-Horta, will be available for interview and photo after the ceremony where he is to be awarded his honorary degree.

Time: 11.10am – 11.30am

Date: Friday 24 July 2009

Where: Foyer outside room 11.05, Level 11,

Victoria University, City Flinders Campus, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne

Only Accredited journalists with photo identification will be able to attend the media call.

Media contact:

Andy Gash, A/Media Manager

Marketing and Communications Department, Victoria University

Ph: (03) 9919 4950; mobile: 0411 255 900

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