On October 31, 2019, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Volker Schwieger was awarded an honorary doctorate (Doctor honoris causa, Dr. h.c.) in a ceremony at the Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest.
The conferment was made by the Rector Prof. Dr. Radu Sorin Văcăreanu and the President of the Senate Prof. Dr. Iohan Neuner. Prof. Schwieger received the honorary doctorate in special recognition of his outstanding commitment to the development and promotion of engineering geodesy. This includes teaching as well as research.
This award is also a tribute to his important role at the international level and an honor for his significant contribution to the development and consolidation of the cooperation and friendship with the Bucharest Technical University of Civil Engineering over the last 25 years. Last but not least, the honorary doctorate is an expression of deep gratitude for his way of positively highlighting Romania's culture and history on numerous occasions at the international level.