His Majesty Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X received the honorary degree during a ceremony at the Hobart Town Hall Ballroom on September 29, 2015, which included an academic procession.
The degree is a recognition for commitment to tolerance, social change and prosperity.
"The University sees its relations in the Asian region as having central importance and today is a small but very meaningful step in achieving a broader vision of engagement and involvement."
Professor Calford said the City of Hobart and State Government had worked with the University of Tasmania to ensure the success of Sri Sultan's visit and the conferral ceremony.
"The University believes that achievements for the institution and the state are best achieved in partnership," he said. "Today's ceremony is a very good example of this coming to fruition."