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Ulster University honorary degrees for Game Of Thrones creators

By Michael McHugh

Published 21/04/2016

David Benioff
David Benioff

The creators of Game Of Thrones are to be awarded honorary degrees by Ulster University.

American screenwriters and producers David Benioff and Daniel B Weiss will be recognised in a special ceremony.

Large parts of the fantasy drama were shot in Northern Ireland. Season six of the series will be released on Monday. A total of 13 people will be given UU honorary degrees this year.

UU vice chancellor Professor Paddy Nixon said: "From Daniel Weiss and David Benioff, who have placed Northern Ireland's creative industries capability on the global stage, to the pioneering efforts of Ulster alumna Betty Hutchon, who has enhanced the lives of incalculable numbers of newborn and pre-term infants, each of our honorary graduates has a special relevance and connection to the aspirations of today's students."

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