Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees Organised in May 2017

​All the graduated doctors of the University of Turku who have not yet been conferred can participate in the Ceremonial Conferment. Those who have completed their degree in 2015 and 2016 will receive an invitation by mail.
Unlike in the previous years, the Ceremonial Conferment 2017 is a two-day event.

The celebration consists of several different events. The Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees begins on Thursday, 25 May, with the rehearsal for the Conferment Ceremony at the Concert Hall and continues with the Sword Sharpening Ceremony, which is held at the Main Building in the evening. On Friday, 26 May, the Conferment Ceremony starts at noon in the Concert Hall, from where the conferred doctors walk in an academic procession to the Cathedral for a service. In the evening, the Ceremonial Conferment Banquet is held at Turku Castle and the Ball at Turku VPK House.

Those who are interested in the celebration can join our mailing list and get more information and updates on the Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees, for example, when the registration to the different events open. Signing up to the mailing list does not oblige you to participate in the Ceremonial Conferment.

The Ceremonial Conferment Committee appointed by the Rector is responsible for organising the event. Professor Leila Koivunen is the Master of Ceremonies and Professor Jukka Käyhkö is the Head Marshal.

In addition, the honorary doctors appointed by the faculties are also conferred in Ceremony and they will be announced soon.

If you have any questions, please send email to promootio@utu.fi.

>> Check the programme of the Ceremonial Conferment
>> Sign up to the mailing list

Text: Eeva-Maria Soikkanen
Photo: Hanna Oksanen
Translation: Mari Ratia

Published date 11/28/2016 8:35 AM ,  Modified date 11/28/2016 8:43 AM

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