This years Doctoral Conferment Ceremony will be different


This year's Spring Conferment Ceremony, which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be held on the 13th of November – corona-proof. The ceremony will take place in three rounds – all on the same day and all streamed in real time.

Given the current safety restrictions, the faculties cannot hold their degree conferment together in the same ceremony. Conferment will instead be handled separately – a variant of how things were arranged prior to 1935. This means that the ceremony will take place on the same day in three rounds, with a division of promovendi. In other words, conferment will be handled according to disciplinary domain.

We asked Academy Steward Per Ström how it feels to not be able to hold one of the University’s highest honours in the traditional manner:

“I don't have a lot of emotions about it personally, but it is a challenge to meet and try to make the best of the current situation. It does feel a little sad for the honourees, particularly the jubilee doctors, a group that includes several friends and a dear former teacher of mine,” he says.

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Last modified: 2023-10-04