Doctoral Conferment Ceremony postponed to next spring

The ceremonial conferments of the three universities have been postponed. The universities of Oulu, Turku and Eastern Finland aim to organise their ceremonial conferments in the spring 2021.

All three universities were planning to celebrate their Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees this spring. Due to the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in the early spring, each university decided to move their conferment ceremonies from May to September.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the universities have concluded that the different events of the Ceremonial Conferment cannot be carried out in September without risking the spread of the virus. Ensuring the health and safety of the participants is our top priority. Also travel restrictions may hinder some of the guests from arriving.

For this reason, the three universities have made a joint decision to postpone their ceremonial conferment of doctoral degrees once more. All three aim to organise the event in the spring 2021.

Each university will announce the new dates for their Ceremonial Conferment later on. All the participants will be contacted personally regarding the registrations and the refunds for the event fees.

University of Oulu published the names of the new honorary doctors in January 2020. Their honorary doctorates will be officially conferred in the 11th Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu despite of the re-scheduling.



Last updated: 4.6.2020