Doctoral Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu

The 12th Doctoral Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu was held jointly by all faculties in May 17–19, 2024. During the Ceremony, 243 young doctors and 17 honorary doctors were conferred with insignia of their new titles. The Doctoral Conferment Ceremony of the University Oulu is arranged in every few years. The date of the next Conferment Ceremony will be published on this website later.

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The Conferment Ceremonies began on Friday, the 17th, with Sword-Whetting. The Conferment Ceremony was held on Saturday, the 18th, at noon in Saalastinsali, University of Oulu. After the Conferment Ceremony, a ceremonial procession moved to the Oulu Cathedral for an ecumenical service. The Conferment Banquet and Ball were held on the same night. The celebrations concluded on Sunday, the 19th 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.

Organisation and contact information

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

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