Cyclist Mark Beaumont is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Dundee later this month.
The Scots adventurer will be joined by another 11 people who will be honoured at the university.
Others include anti-apartheid campaigner Justice Albie Sachs, Dundee-born concert pianist Murray McLachlan and Sir Mark Jones, former director of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Beaumont, from Perthshire, broke the record for cycling around the world between August 2007 and February 2008.
In 194 days he travelled 18,296 miles through 20 countries, finishing at the the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
His journey was documented in the BBC series The Man Who Cycled The World. He also published a book under the same title.
In another television documentary Beaumont cycled from Alaska to Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, climbing the highest peaks in North and South America along the Rocky and Andes mountains.
In January he and five others were rescued from the sea after their boat, the Sara G, capsized while they were taking part in the Atlantic Odyssey challenge to row from Morocco to Barbados.
They were 27 days into their journey when the 36ft (11.1m) vessel overturned 520 miles from their destination.
Professor Pete Downes, principal of the university, said: "Our honorary graduands reflect the vision and ambitions of the university itself, people who have transformed lives in the UK and around the world.
"All of our honorary graduands are among the highest achievers, clearest thinkers and most respected voices in their fields. They are an inspiration to all our students."
The Dundee University graduation ceremonies will take place from Tuesday June 19 to Thursday June 21.