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Academic Ceremonies

The University’s major ceremonial occasion is the Conferment of Doctoral Degrees, which takes place annually during the latter part of October. This is when doctor’s degrees are ceremonially conferred on those who have completed their doctoral studies. New honorary doctors also receive their insignia at the conferment ceremony.

Another important ceremony is the Inauguration of New Professors in April. As the name suggests, this is when the Vice-Chancellor inaugurates or welcomes the new professors that have arrived during the past year.

Tradition and renewal

Both of these ceremonies represent tradition and renewal. They have been taking place for a long time and they thus create continuity and fellowship within the University of Gothenburg. However, the ceremonies are not just retrospective. At the same time they demonstrate the renewal of knowledge that both new doctors and new professors represent. The events also display the importance that the University attaches to its new doctors and professors.

As a new Vice-Chancellor has been appointed by the Government, a ceremonial inauguration of the Vice-Chancellor will also be held.

Other ceremonies at the University of Gothenburg are the presentation of the award for Zealous and Devoted Service to the State, the Retirement Ceremony and the Félix Neubergh Lecture.

More detailed information about our academic cermonies is found on the Staff Portal

The ceremonies of 2021

Conferement of Doctoral Degrees (of 2020) - January 15
Zealous and devoted service - January 28
Retirement Ceremony - February 25

Inauguration of New Professors of 2020 - May 21

Inaugration of New Professors of 2021 - May 22

Diplomeringsceremoni - May 25
Conferement of Doctoral Degrees - October 15

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