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Academic ceremonies

Umeå University holds two academic ceremonies every year. The installment of new professors, appointment of honorary doctors and award recipients in the autumn, and the spring graduation of new doctors.

The Annual Celebration Ceremony is an important tradition for the University to install its newly appointed professors, and celebrate honorary doctors and scientific award recipients. It has become a tradition on campus for the professors, honorary doctors and award recipients to hold open lectures for the general public in conjunction with the official ceremony.

Umeå University invites recent doctoral degree recipients to participate in the special Spring Graduation Ceremony. In connection with this graduation ceremony, the University also honours its distinguished young researchers and instructors that have been recognised for high achievement. This ceremony is open to the general public and guests.

Upcomming events


7-8 May Spring Graduation 

22-23 October Annual Celebration

Contact us

Reach the staff behind the Academic Ceremonies – the Annual Celebration and Spring Graduation – on

Charlotte Wiberg: Master of Ceremonies
Elena Lindholm: +46 90-786 52 44, Marshal
Marika Wahlberg: Communications Officer, +46 90-786 64 64