The “Doctor Honoris Causa” distinction is the recognition that the Universidad de Talca bestow to those who have developed an outstanding work in the benefit of humanity.

It is granted by virtue of the merit with which these actions contribute to strengthen studies, research and concrete actions that go in direct benefit of the local, regional and national community and of all of humanity.

The Universidad de Talca "Doctor Honoris Causa" distinction was bestowed for the first time in 2009. It was awarded to National Food Award and global leader of the green revolution, M.S. Swaminathan