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When­ever Man­dela trav­elled over­seas, uni­ver­si­ties would clam­our to award him hon­orary de­grees in ev­ery­thing from phi­los­o­phy and law to po­lit­i­cal sci­ence, ap­plied sci­ences and hu­man­ity and more.

He re­ceived de­grees from uni­ver­si­ties from Ja­pan to Malaysia, from Uruguay to Russia.

Man­dela ac­cepted as many as pos­si­ble in per­son, but some­times his sched­ule was sim­ply too full.

Dur­ing a 2001 visit to Leeds in the UK, for one, Leeds Univer­sity (of Man­dela par­ti­cle fame) and Leeds Metropoli­tan

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