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11th Doctoral Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu - POSTPONED

Friday, May 22, 2020 to Sunday, May 24, 2020

Doctoral Conferment Ceremony is postponed due to coronavirus pandemia and will be organised on September 11-13, 2020.

University of Oulu will hold its 11th Doctoral Conferment Ceremony in spring 2020. The ceremonies will take place in three consecutive days from 22nd to 24th of May 2020. The Conferment Ceremonies begin on Friday 22nd with Sword-Whetting. The Conferment Ceremony is on Saturday 23th at noon in Saalastinsali, University of Oulu. After the Conferment Ceremony there is a procession to the Oulu Cathedral for an ecumenical service. The Conferment Banquet and Ball will be held on the same night. The celebrations will conclude on Sunday 24th of May with the Sailing Trip. The places for the ceremonies will be confirmed in Autumn 2019.


The registration for the Conferment Ceremonies will be opened in autumn 2019. Young Doctor who has not been conferred a degree and who has graduated between 1.1.2017–31.12.2019 may register. Also Doctors who have not been conferred a degree and have graduated before 2017 may register, but the number of participants might be limited.


Sign up by January 31!


More information:
Project Manager Niina Timosaari (niina.timosaari (at)

Master of Ceremonies Jouko Miettunen (jouko.miettunen (at)


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Last updated: 18.3.2020