Registration for Conferment Ceremony 2017

Welcome to register to the Conferment Ceremony 2017 of the University of Oulu!

Heralds may register directly by contacting Aulikki Herneoja aulikki.herneoja(a)


Registration of Young Doctors is closed.

The registration is binding. Make sure that you have all the information needed when proceeding to the registration form (e.g. information concerning the Conferment Book – only Young Doctors and Honorary Doctors of 2017, invoice address, names and addresses of your accompanying person/s, special dietary restrictions). 

The fees can be paid with a credit card (Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, American Express), a Finnish online bank or by invoice (invoice fee of 10 € will be added). Please read through the cancellation policy.


- Sword Whetting 19.5: 100 € / person

- Doctoral Conferment Ceremony 20.5: free of charge

- Conferment Banquet and Ball 20.5: 130 € / person

- Sailing Trip 21.5: 50 € / person

- Attending as absent: 50 €

When proceeding to the registration form please choose the most suitable status (please see below) on the registration form.

A. Young Doctor, Doctoral Dissertation before 2013 (deadline for registration: 31.1.2017)

B. Young Doctor, Doctoral Dissertation during or after 2013 (deadline for doctoral degree 31.12.2016 and for registration: 31.1.2017)

C. Honorary Doctors of 2017

D. Conferment Organizers

E. Invited guests of the University of Oulu

(Members of the Board of the University of Oulu, former Honorary Doctors)

F. Staff of the University of Oulu
(Professors including Rector, Vice Rectors, Deans, Dean of Education , Administrative Director, Chief Financial Officer, Human Resources Director, Communications Director, Dean of Libraries, Executive Assistant)

G. Young Doctor, attending as absent

H. Heralds  


The Conferment Book

Information concerning the Conferment Book will be collected from the Young Doctors and Honorary Doctors of 2017 at the registration form. The information will be published in the Conferment Book according to the information given on the registration form. Please make sure that the given information is in the instructed format. Also willingnes to buy book about the cerenomies and/or DVD in spring 2017 is asked at the registration form.

The information collected will include following questions.

Faculty in which your Doctorate Degree has been awarded.

The title of your Doctoral thesis.

The year of your A-levels’ graduation.

Military rank.

Parents and their titles.

Spouse and his/her title.



Notable study trips.

Main occupations and posts.

Notable confidential posts.

Decorations, honorary distinctions and prizes, commemorative badges and medals.

Date of birth and city.

The printable instructions concerning the Conferment Book is below(pdf-link).


Accompanying persons

The Young Doctors and Honorary Doctors of 2017 are entitled to bring one main accompanying person to the Conferment Ceremony in the main festive hall, Saalastinsali. The accompanying person is also welcomed to the Sword-Whetting on Friday 19 May 2017, to the Conferment Banquet and Ball on Saturday 20 May 2017 and to the Sailing Trip on Sunday 21 May 2017.

In addition the Young Doctors and Honorary Doctors of 2017 are allowed to bring two additional accompanying persons who will watch the Conferment Ceremony in a separate L1-hall via live stream. Due to the restrictions of the venues the additional accompanying persons cannot attend the Conferment Ceremony in Saalastinsali, Sword Whetting or the Conferment Banquet and Ball.


Registration is binding. Notifications, amendments and cancellations must be made in writing (by e-mail, fax or airmail) to Konffa Ltd. The fee for any amendments is 10 €/ registration. Should there be any mistakes in the given registration details, the fee for correction will be 10 €.

Cancellations will be accepted until 1 April 2017 with a refund of all paid fees, less an administration charge of 50 €. 

After 1 April 2017 no refunds will be given.

Force Majeure, health related issues:

Should there occur an insuperable obstacle related to a registered person’s health, the registration fee will be refunded in full, less an administration charge of 50 €. Cancellation must be made in writing (by e-mail, fax or airmail) to Konffa Ltd.  An official and original medical certificate must be presented within two (2) weeks of the cancellation notification. Konffa Ltd recommends all-inclusive travel insurance.


Contact information

If you have any questions please contact the conference agency Konffa: or tel. +358 10 292 6500.

Last updated: 27.4.2017

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City of Oulu