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Annual Celebration 2019

The 2019 Annual Celebration ceremony will take place on Saturday 19 October.

Honorary doctors, new professors, award recipients and medalists

Here is a list of this year's honorary doctors, new professors, award recipients and medalists.

Saturday 19 October

9:00 to 12:00 Lectures

According to Umeå University traditions, new professors, honorary doctors and award recipients held a lecture on their research in the morning of the day of the ceremony.

The general public is welcome and every lecture lasted for 20 minutes with a ten-minute break in between. Refreshment at 10:20.

MIT Building, MIT place

9.30 INSURANCE IN ECONOMIC & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Michael Adams, professor, University of Bath, UK – Filosofie hedersdoktor.

10.40 FAMILY: A FOCAL POINT THROUGHOUT OUR LIVES
Clara H. Mulder, professor, University of Groningen, Nederländerna – Filosofie hedersdoktor.

11.10 CONSERVATION CONTRACTS AND POLITICAL REGIMES
Bård Harstad, professor, Oslo universitet och Torben K. Mideksa, filosofie doktor, Uppsala universitet – Erik Kempes pris.


MIT Building, MA121

9.00 FROM PROBLEM TO SOLUTION IN ONE CL1CK
Paolo Bientinesi, professor i datavetenskap med inriktning mot högprestandaberäkningar, Institutionen för datavetenskap.

9.30 THE FATE OF OLD ORGANIC CARBON IN A WARMING WORLD: INSIGHTS FROM LAKES IN WEST GREENLAND
N. John Anderson, professor, Loughborough University, UK – Filosofie hedersdoktor.

11.10 REAL AI IS SOCIAL AI
Frank Dignum, professor i artificiell intelligens, Institutionen för datavetenskap.

11.40 RESPONSIBLE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Virginia Dignum, professor i artificiell intelligens med inriktning mot social och etisk AI, Institutionen för datavetenskap.


Natural Sciences Building, lecture hall N320

11.10 A STEP FORWARD TACKLING SOCIAL INEQUALITIES IN GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE Carmen Vives-Cases, professor, University of Alicante, Spain – Medicine hedersdoktor.

11.40 HOW RURAL MEDICAL EDUCATION IMPROVES HEALTH CARE
Roger Strasser, professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Canada – Medicine hedersdoktor.


Natural Sciences Building, lecture hall N360

10.00 ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE AT THE HEART OF THE CELL
Vasili Hauryliuk, docent, Institutionen för molekylärbiologi – Eric K. Fernströms pris.


Natural Sciences Building, lecture hall N440

9.00 CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS THAT YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON
Zonghua Gu, professor i teknologi för autonoma system, Institutionen för tillämpad fysik och elektronik.

10.00 DESIGN FOR LIFE
Anne Asensio, industridesigner, Paris, France – Filosofie hedersdoktor.

10.40 BACTERIAL TOXINS: SOURCE OF NEVER ENDING SURPRISES
Teresa Frisan, professor i cell- och molekylärbiologi, Institutionen för molekylärbiologi.


17:00 Ceremony

The ceremony in Aula Nordica included the conferment of honorary doctors, the installation of new professors and the presentation of awards for scientific achievement and medalists.

The cermony lasts for about two hours and general public is welcome. There are unreserved seats available for the general public in the back of the auditorium or on the balcony.

Contact us

Reach the staff behind the the Annual Celebration on akademiskhogtid@umu.se.

Charlotte Wiberg: Master of Ceremonies, +46 70-201 15 40
Marika Wahlberg: Communications Officer, +46 90-786 64 64
Maud Lie: Administrator, +46 90-786 68 54