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Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees at the Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2023. In honor of the centenary year, the faculty organised a Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees, which could be attended by doctors graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Turku by the beginning of 2023.

The main event of the anniversary year of the Faculty of Medicine was the faculty’s own Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees, which was arranged on 25–27 May 2023.

The faculty’s Ceremonial Conferment was organised in accordance with the traditions of the University of Turku. Celebrations began with a Sword Sharpening Ceremony on Thursday, and continued on Friday with the Conferment Ceremony, a Ceremonial Conferment service at the Cathedral followed by a Banquet at Turku Castle. The festivities continued on Saturday with a cruise to Naantali. All interested parties could also attend the honorary doctoral lectures which were organised as part of the Conferment Ceremony programme.

Doctors who attended the Ceremonial Conferment over 50 years ago were conferred with the title of jubilee doctor at the event.

Ceremonial Conferment Committee

Members of the Ceremonial Conferment Committee

Professor Pekka Vallittu (chairman)
Professor Juha Peltonen
Professor Helena Leino-Kilpi
Professor Paulina Salminen
Emeritus Professor Juha Mäkinen
Emerita Professor Riitta Pyykkö
Project Specialist Eriikka Siirala
Head of Faculty Development Eeva Rainio (secretary)
Coordinator Eeva-Maria Soikkanen 
Event Coordinator Taina Nordgren 
Office Assistant Sari Heikkilä 

Representatives from the doctoral programmes:

TuDMM: Roope Kallionpää 
DRDP: Susanne Vainio 
TKT: Jaana Seikkula 
FINDOS: Tarek Omran 
DPNurs: Emilia Kielo-Viljamaa 

Supporting the Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees