The University of Turku organised a Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees of all the faculties on 26–27 May 2022.
The Ceremonial Conferment was streamed live. You can watch glimpses from the different festivities in the short video below:
Everyone attending the Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees needs to have a doctoral hat and a doctoral sword in order to participate.
The doctor orders the hat for themselves. We recommend ordering the hat as soon as possible. The hats are made by hand, so the time of delivery can be long.
At the University of Turku, all the doctors have a black hat except the doctors of law who have a burgundy hat.
You can bring your hats and swords in the University main building during the following hours:
Thu 12 May 11am to 5pm
Mon 16 May 8 am to 12pm
Wed 18 May 8am to 9am, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6 pm
Doctoral Hats and Their Prices
The prices include VAT and a hatbox. The appointment for taking measurements must be booked in advance.
The price of all hats apart from the doctor of science hat includes an emblem. The University of Turku has its own emblem for doctors of science, and you can ask about it from firstname.lastname@example.org. The prize of the emblem is 35 €.
Rauhankatu 12 a C (on the yard side)
tel. +358 50 550 1103
the price of the hat is 595 or 650 €
the hat for doctors of science of the University of Turku 595 € (emblem not included)
E.R. Wahlman Oy
tel. +358 9 634 313
the price of the hat starts from 745 € (depending on the material of the hatbox)
the hat for doctors of science 755 € (emblem not included)
When ordering the hat, you can also order a sword, the price is 385 € + engraving 15 €.
In Turku, Classic Man at Humalistonkatu 3, supplies doctoral hats to Wahlman, a commission is included.
Hattuateljee Memmu Lankila
Itäinen Teatterikuja 5
tel. +358 400 633 799
the price of the hat is 615 €
the hat for doctors of science of the University of Turku 685 € (emblem not included)
the hat for doctors of law 615 €
Ab Melanders Hattfabrik Oy
Hämeentie 155 A 10, 00560 Helsinki
Puh. 0400 485536
the price of the hat is 649 €
the hat for doctors of science of the University of Turku 619 € (emblem not included)
Linnankatu 9-11 (Midas Kultasepät)
puh. 02-231 6419
Hats are handmade by the milliner Anita Valo. Measurements are taken in Midas Kultasepät on 4 Februrary, 11 March and 8 April 2022. Please book a measurement appointment from email@example.com or 02 2316419. The price of the hat is 580€ including the hat, a lyre, naming inside of the hat and a storage box.
Tohtorinhatut Harvest EB
the price of the hat is 605 €
the hat for doctors of science of the University of Turku 620 € (emblem not included)
Head measurements can be taken in Vaatturiliike Miia Virtanen (Puolalankatu 4, Turku). Appointments 050 4327 227 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note there is a seperate service fee for head measurement.
Price -5% if ordered by 30 November 2021
They also rent doctoral hats.
In the Ceremonial Conferment, all the doctors and honorary doctors carry a sword. Each university has its own emblem on the doctoral sword. The emblem of the University of Turku is the winged torch. Turku School of Economics has their own emblem.
You can order a doctoral sword from:
Au-Holmberg Oy (customer service)
Linnankatu 9-11 (Midas Kultasepät)
tel. 02-231 6419
Open on weekdays at 11.00 - 17.00
You can also order and pay the sword online Au-Holmberg.fi (web pages only in Finnish)
The price is 313 € (VAT included) and it includes the doctoral sword (85 cm or 95 cm) with an engraving, The emblem of the University of Turku with 24 carat gilding, belt clip and a cloth cover bag.
The sword can either be picked up from the store, sent by post (15 €) or delivered to the University in May 2022.
Au-Holmberg Oy also manufactures sword belts for ladies, the price is 50 €/piece. The sizes are S = 60-75 cm, M = 75-90 cm, L = 90-105 cm.
The belt is fastened with strong Velcro.
Faculty of Humanities &
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Professor Sirkka Saarinen
Faculty of Medicine
Professor Helena Leino-Kilpi
Turku School of Economics
Professor Heli Marjanen
Faculty of Law
Professor Jaako Ossa
Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor Hannu Ruonavaara
Faculty of Education
Professor Eila Lindfors
Faculty of Technology
Professor Jyrki Heino
Ceremonial conferment committee 2022
Master of Ceremonies, Professor Anne Kovalainen, Turku School of Economics
Head Marshal, Professor Janne Salminen, Faculty of Law
Communications Director Anne Paasi, University Communications
Doctoral Member Paula Tähtinen
Doctoral Member Mia Lempiäinen-Avci
Responsible for practical matters:
Communications Coordinator Eeva-Maria Soikkanen, University Communications, Committee Secretary, email@example.com
Project worker Helka Oksanen, University Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Secretary Jaana Fieandt, University Services, email@example.com
Participation and registration
I took part in the Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees in 20 years ago and it was fun. Can I take part again? / I graduated as PhD 20 year’s ago. Is it too late to participate in the Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees?
You can participate to the Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees only once in a lifetime. It doesn’t matter if you have graduated years ago. To participate in the Ceremonial Conferment 2022 your doctoral degree must have been accepted before 17 January 2022.
Is a doctoral hat and a sword mandatory in order to participate in the Ceremonial Conferment?
Everyone attending the Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees needs to have a doctoral hat and a doctoral sword in order to participate. The doctor orders the hat and the sword for themselves. We recommend ordering them as soon as possible.
You can also borrow the sword for example from a friend or a relative but please make sure that there is an emblem of University of Turku in the sword. If you borrow the sword and there is an emblem of the Turku school of Economic, its fine, but in new swords should have the emblem of the University of Turku.
How much the Ceremonial Conferment and its side events cost?
In case you will register only for the conferment ceremony the registration fee is 50 eur. In case you will register also for the side events (the sword sharpening ceremony or the banquet and the ball, or both) the Conferment Ceremony is free of charge.
The side events:
The sword sharpening ceremony, 100 eur
The service and the secular service, free of charge
Friday 27 May: The ceremonial conferment banquet and the ball, 150 eur
During the Ceremonial Conferment
How should I dress for the ceremonia and its side events?
The Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees is the most formal academic celebration and the dress code is very precise. You will find the dress code here.
Can my relatives take part to the Ceremonial Conferment? How many relatives I can take to the audience?
Relatives can take part to the Conferment Ceremony, but other events are only for doctors, honorary doctors, other invited guests and their spouses. We inform you closer the conferment ceremonia how many relatives you can invite to come to audience.
Can I take pictures and videos in the conferment ceremonia?
Any kind of filming is prohibited as it may disturb the ceremonia and its official filming. The event is recorded by the university and will be shared to the participants afterwards.
All of the facilities of the Ceremonial Conferment are accessible.
Lindblom Hall of the Ruissalo Boatyard is accessible and there is also an accessible toilet. The Boatyard gates are closed in the evening, so if you need to drive closer to Lindblom Hall, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information of accessibility at Logomo can be found here. We kindly ask you to contact us if you or your guest need an accessible seat at Logomo.
More information of accessibility of the Cathedral can be found here.
Turku Kunsthalle’s accessible entrance can be found in the courtyard of the building. You can drive to the courtyard from the gate corridor that opens at Hämeentie 15.