Doctoral Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu

Doctoral Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu is arranged jointly by all faculties in every few years. University of Oulu will hold its 12th Doctoral Conferment Ceremony in May 17-19, 2024. Conferment Ceremony of 2024 is targeted especially for doctors who have graduated between 2020-2023.

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The Conferment Ceremonies began on Friday 17th with Sword-Whetting. The Conferment Ceremony will be on Saturday 18th at noon in Saalastinsali, University of Oulu. After the Conferment Ceremony there will be a procession to the Oulu Cathedral for an ecumenical service. The Conferment Banquet and Ball will be held on the same night. The celebrations conclude on Sunday 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:

conferment.ceremony (at)