When attaining a certain degree of scientific education and renown, it is common to receive a honorific title, which may vary from institute to institute. These are the titles given to certain scholars in the different technocratic societies of Aqualon:
An assistant researcher, short Ar., has enjoyed all of the basic and advanced education of a Dr. or Inv., but is in the process of writing his or her dissertation. The title Ar. was instated to give scholars a sense of pride in their strife towards one of the two big titles and is itself recognized as a notable credential in Borealis.
The doctor title, short Dr., is given to scholars that have written a dissertation in a theoretic branch of science, which may be anything from particle gyrometrics to anthropology.
The inventor title, short Inv., is given to scholars that have written a dissertation on and built a prototype of a new machine, technology, or material. This may also be a notable improvement on an existing machine, technology, or material.
All of the seven recognized Magus Academies of Aqualon also have their own ranking systems and academic titles:
Rickard Leeuw Magistorium (Aerialis)
The rank every student receives upon acceptance.
The rank a student is awarded after completing basic logic, arithmetic, history, cartography, and wind magic courses.
Recognition of advanced education by three Magisters.
Recognition of contributions to the academic world.
One of the masters of the Magistorium.
A master of the Magistorium that has been freed from his or her obligations but retains all non-political privileges of the position.