Doctoral Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu

University of Oulu held its 11th Doctoral Conferment Ceremony in May 27-29, 2022. Conferment Ceremony of 2022 was targeted especially for doctors who had graduated between 2017-2019. In total ten Jubilee Doctors, 21 Honorary Doctors and 228 Young Doctors were conferred.

Doctoral Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu is arranged jointly by all faculties in every few years. The date of the next Conferment Ceremony will be announced here as soon as it is confirmed.
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The Conferment Ceremonies began on Friday 27th with Sword-Whetting. The Conferment Ceremony was on Saturday 28th at noon in Saalastinsali, University of Oulu. After the Conferment Ceremony there was a procession to the Oulu Cathedral for an ecumenical service. The Conferment Banquet and Ball was held on the same night. The celebrations concluded on Sunday 29th of May with the Sailing Trip.

Honorary Doctors

Conferment of an honorary doctorate is the highest honour that the University can confer to a person. The University has invited persons for conferment, who have distinguished themselves on the fields of science represented in the University of Oulu. Many of them have collaborated significantly with researchers in the University of Oulu.

In addition, invitations have been made to persons who have distinguished themselves significantly in other ways in the society and for the benefit of operations of the University of Oulu.

Jubilee Doctors

In the 11th Doctoral Conferment Ceremony University of Oulu conferred its first Jubilee Doctors. Jubilee Doctors are doctors whose degree has been conferred 50 years ago.

Jubilee Doctors of 2022 are doctors who were conferred in the first Doctoral Conferment Ceremony of the University Oulu (1972).

Organisation and contact information

In case of inquiries on Doctoral Conferment Ceremony, please contact:

conferment.ceremony (at)