Information for new professors and award recipients
No dresscode unless otherwise stated
Friday 21 October
|Forenoon||Inauguration of the exhibition, University Library.|
|The programme for the forenoon is not set yet. The complete programme will be announced in August.|
|14:30 - 16:00||Rehearsal of the ceremony at the university auditorium, Aula Nordica.|
|18:00 - 20.00||Vice-Chancellor’s reception at P5, Väven. Dress: Jacket. A separate invitation will be sent out.|
Saturday 22 October
|9:00 - 12:00||Lectures of the honorary doctors, new professors and award recipients. Humanities Building and Social Sciences Building.|
|16:30||Gathering in Universitetsklubben, Aula Nordica, before the ceremony.|
|17:00||Ceremony at Aula Nordica. Dress: Formal, i.e. white tie and tails, long evening gown or academic gown. If you want to wear a national costume you should consult the Master of ceremonies.|
|19:00||Banquet at the Universum Restaurant. Dress: Formal.|
It is a tradition at Umeå University that honorary doctors, new professors and award recipients deliver a 20-minute popular lecture each on their field of research. The general public is welcome to attend. You can hold your lecture in English.
Your lecture will be held in the morning of 22 October and exact times will be announced later.
Personal guests to the banquet
You and one accompanying person are guests of the University at the banquet. There is also the possibility for you to invite others to the banquet at your own expense. The fee for banquet guests is SEK 870 for adults and SEK 500 for adolescents under the age of 18.
You can add more guests to the ceremony and the banquet after you have submitted the web above. Please send name, any special dietary needs and age for adolescences under 18 years by 20 September to email@example.com.
Ceremony publication and film
In conjunction with the Awards ceremony, a small booklet – written in Swedish – will be published, containing brief presentations of honorary doctors, new professors and award recipients. There will also be photographs of the guests of honour.
A film presenting the new profesors will be shown during the ceremony.
Information has been sent to you by e-mail. More information for professors.
FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER
Inauguration of the exhibition
In the research hall of the University Library there will be an exhibition on the honorary doctors, new professors and award recipients. Dress code: Informal. We will announce the exact time later.
Please notice: The complete program for Friday is not finished yet. it will be announced in August.
At 14:30– approx.- 16:00 in Aula Nordica
At the rehearsal, the details of the ceremony will be described, and the honorary doctors will get the opportunity to try on their hats, rings and laurel wreaths. It is very important to attend the rehearsal. Dress code: Informal.
At 18:00–20:00 at P5, Väven
Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson will host a reception where you can mingle with the other honorary doctors, new professors and award recipients and enjoy some canapés and wine. Separate invitations will be sent out at a later date. Dress code: Jacket and tie suggested.
SATURDAY 22 OCTOBER
Forenoon in Samhällsvetarhuset and Humanisthuset
New professors, award recipients and honorary doctors hold lectures for the general public.
Gathering before the ceremony
16:30 in Universitetsklubben
New professors, award recipients and honorary doctors will gather before lining up in the procession.
At 17:00 in Aula Nordica
At the start of the ceremony, the honorary doctors, new professors and award recipients will enter the auditorium in procession and take their seats on stage. The Vice-Chancellor, the faculty deans and the persons presenting the awards will be seated in the first row of the mezzanine. The opening addresses with the installation of the Vice-Chancellor will be followed by the conferment of honorary doctorates, the installation of new professors, and finally by the presentation of awards for scientific achievement and medals of merit. The guests of honour make no speeches, but each presentation is followed by applause.
In this short video of the ceremony, you can get a glimpse of the set-up.
Banquet and dance
At 19:00 in restaurant Universum
The banquet begins after the ceremony. Dinner will be preceded by a gathering and a welcome toast for the guests. At the dinner, a three-course meal will be served with wine or alcohol-free refreshments and the coffee will be followed by dancing.
Speeches during dinner
A number of brief speeches will be made during dinner. According to custom, one honorary doctor and one new professor will each make a speech on behalf of the guests of honour. The speakers concerned will be asked in advance.
Ceremony and banquet attire
You should wear formal dress, i.e. white tie and tails, long evening gown or academic gown. If you want to wear a national costume you should consult the Master of ceremonies.
The ribbon of an order may be worn. Only the Dean and the Honorary doctors of the Faculty of Medicine will wear the doctoral hat.
Your guest/guests attending both the ceremony and the banquet should also wear formal dress. Adolescents may dress less formally; girls usually wear a pretty dress, boys a white shirt with dark pants and a tie or bow tie.
In Umeå you can rent white tie and tails at Högtidskläder, Västra Norrlandsgatan 22 A, 903 29 Umeå, tel. 090-77 02 17.
Other members of the public who will only attend the award ceremony may dress as they please.