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Annual Celebration

Information for honorary doctors, new professors and award recipients

Welcome to Umeå University’s Annual Celebration on 15 October 2022

This year’s Annual Celebration Ceremony (in Swedish Årshögtiden) takes place on 15 October 2022 and gathers all celebrations from 2020, 2021 and 2022. This means that the number of guests is higher than usual and as a result, the banquet has been relocated to Nolia – a venue often used for large events. The ceremony will still be held in Aula Nordica. After the ceremony, chartered busses will be available to take you the few kilometres to the banquet venue. 

The ceremony is expected to take 3.5 hours with a 30-minute break serving refreshments for everyone attending. The overall programme for all all guests of honour, i.e. new professors, award recipients and honorary doctors, is found below.

Annual Celebration programme

Thursday 13 October

09:00 – 16:30  Lectures by professors

Friday 14 October

08:30 – 11:00  Rehearsals in Aula Nordica, mandatory for all guests of honour
11:00 – 11:30  Exhibition in the Umeå University Library
13:30 – 16:00  Lectures by award recipients and honorary doctors
18:00 – 20:00  The Vice-Chancellor’s reception in Brashörnan, Aula Nordica.

Saturday 15 October

13:00  Gathering before the ceremony, mandatory for guests of honour (no guests)
14:00  Ceremony in Aula Nordica. Break i the middle for refreshments
Aprox. 18:00  Bus transport from outside Aula Nordica to banquet at Nolia
18:00 – 01:00  Banquet at Nolia with a welcome drink, three-course meal, dancing and entertainment


The lecture programme as pdf

The lecture programme with the lectures in English. There are also links to where the lecture halls are located.

More information

Read more about dress code and insignia under the heading suitable to you. 
(Please note that no formal attire is available for hire in Umeå.)

We look forward to seeing you at the Annual Celebration.

Film from the ceremony 2019