Marjan Pipenbaher, director of Ponting and Pipenbaher Consulting Engineers and lecturer at Faculty of Civil Engineering in Maribor received the highest academic recognition – an honorary doctorate for outstanding achievements in the field of developing new bridge structural concepts, design and construction of the most demanding bridges on a European and global scale, as well as a contribution to increase the reputation of the University of Maribor, Slovenia.

The Dies Academicus ceremony took place in the grand hall of Slovenian national theater in Maribor on September 20, 2022.