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About the ceremonies

Every higher learning institution has its own special ceremonies and traditions in the form of festivities and annual celebrations of different kinds. Among these traditions, we find the Academic Ceremony where we foremost celebrate the conferment of new doctoral degrees and inauguration of new professors. This ceremony reaches back to the Middle Ages and is celebrated at all Swedish universities and university colleges involved in research.

At the Academic Ceremony, academic achievements are highlighted and celebrated. The ceremony is also an opportunity for the higher learning institution to present some of its research to the public.

The Master of Ceremonies is responsible for conducting the ceremony. At the ceremony, student marshals also participate. As ceremonial officers, they see to it that ceremony is conducted in a solemn and dignified manner. 

Published by: Camilla Haglund Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2022-05-30
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