Dundee game designer Chris van der Kuyl will be honoured by Abertay University next week.
The 4J Studios chair and Minecraft supremo will receive an honorary degree on Thursday July 6.
Mr van der Kuyl is set to open Dundee’s newest creative hub, Water’s Edge, later this summer.
Also receiving honorary degrees from Abertay are Emeritus Professor of Mental Health David Alexander and Professor of Nursing Laura Serrant.
David Alexander is Emeritus Professor of Mental Health at Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University.
Mr Alexander has studied at a range of institutions including Dundee University and the FBI Academy.
Having led the response to the Piper Alpha oil disaster in 1988, he has been an expert adviser following a number of major international incidents and conflicts.
Professor Laura Serrant is Professor of Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Sheffield’s Hallam University, one of only six black professors of nursing in the UK.
Professor Serrant has frequently found herself as the sole voice representing nurses and minority communities.
She is one of the 2017 BBC Expert women, chair of the chief nursing officer for England’s BME Strategic Advisory group and a 2017 Florence Nightingale Scholar.
Professor Nigel Seaton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, said the honorary graduates had been chosen for excellence in their respective fields.
He added: “Through their outstanding achievements, and by their personal qualities, our honorary graduates represent the values of Abertay University, and are hugely inspiring role models to our students.
“I look forward to welcoming all of our honorary graduates to this year’s ceremony.”
Around 800 students from the schools of Arts, Media and Computer Games; Science Engineering and Technology; Social and Health Sciences, and Dundee Business School will graduate this year.