In his briefing to the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Higher Education the Principal of Aarhus School of Architecture Torben Nielsen writes:

"Kim Herforth Nielsen has through his work acquired competencies at the highest level. Primarily competencies in the development and the testing of new materials and structures in collaboration with partners and researchers. Aarhus School of Architecture can benefit greatly from this knowledge dissemination through counseling and lectures".

The title is awarded officially at an inaugural lecture, which will take place during this spring. Kim Herforth Nielsen graduated as an architect from Aarhus School of Architecture back in 1981 and has worked as an external professor at the school.