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Annual Celebration 2019

Grand opening of exhibition

Friday 18 October at 11:00, University Library

Library director Mikael Sjögren opens the exhibition celebrating the honorary doctors, new professors, award recipients and medalists in the 2019 Annual Celebration.

Katarina Pierre at Bildmusset, and award recipient, hold a lecture in Swedish with the title: Vad ska vi med konsten till?

Annual Celebration Lectures

Saturday 19 October from 9:00–12:00

New professors, honorary doctors and award recipients hold popular science lecture each open to the public.

36 lectures are offered of which 13 lectures are held in English. Lectures are held in seven parallel lecture halls. Lectures are 20 minutes long and refreshments are served at 10:20 in the skyway between the MIT, Natural Sciences and Universum buildings.

Please note! This year, lectures are held in new locations, now in the MIT Building and the Natural Sciences Building.

Create your own lecture programme

Choose your customised lecture programme further down on this page and send it to your email address to open on your mobile phone or to print it. The page shows only English lectures. If you are interested in listening to a variety of Swedish and English lectures go to the Swedish page.

Or download a lecture programme (pdf)

Saturday at 9:00

  • Paolo Bientinesi, professor of computer science specialising in high-performance computing, Department of Computer Science. MIT Building, lecture hall MA121.

  • Zonghua Gu, Professor of technology for autonomous systems, Department of Applied Physics and Electronics. Natural Sciences Building, lecture hall N440.

Saturday at 9:30

  • Michael Adams, Professor, University of Bath, Great Britain – honorary doctor. MIT Building, MIT Place.

  • N. John Anderson, Professor, Loughborough University, Great Britain – honorary doctor. MIT Building, lecture hall MA121.

Saturday at 10:00

  • Vasili Hauryliuk, docent, Department of Molecular Biology – the Eric K. Fernströms Award. Natural Sciences Building, lecture hall N360.

  • Anne Asensio, industrial designer, Paris, France – honorary doctor. Natural Sciences Building, lecture hall N440.

Saturday at 10:40

  • Clara H. Mulder, Professor, University of Groningen, the Netherlands – honorary doctor. MIT Building, MIT Place.

  • Teresa Frisan, Professor of cellular and molecular biology, Department of Molecular Biology. Natural Sciences Building, lecture hall N440.

Saturday at 11:10

  • Bård Harstad, Professor, Oslo University and Torben K. Mideksa, PhD, Uppsala University – the Erik Kempe Award. MIT Building, MIT Place.

  • Frank Dignum, Professor of artificial intelligence, Department of Computer Science. MIT Building, lecture hall MA121.

  • Carmen Vives-Cases, Professor, University of Alicante, Spain – honorary doctor of medicine. Natural Sciences Building, lecture hall N320.

Saturday at 11:40

  • Virginia Dignum, Professor of artificial intelligence specialising in social and ethical AI, Department of Computer Science. MIT Building, lecture hall MA121.

  • Roger Strasser, Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Canada – honorary doctor of medicine. Natural Sciences Building, lecture hall N320.

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Ceremony

Saturday 19 October at 17:00 in Aula Nordica

The ceremony in Aula Nordica includes the conferment of 8 honorary doctors, the installation of 18 new professors, the presentation of 11 awards for scientific achievement and 2 medals of honour.

The ceremony lasts for about two hours and is open to the public. There are unreserved seats available for the public in the back of the auditorium. The audience must be seated by 16:50.

The ceremony programme (in Swedish)

Note: Umeå University photographs and films/live video streams the ceremony to use in their communication. Contact the Communications Office at komm@umu.se or talk to the staff if you have any objection to appearing in such images.

Guests of honour
Guests of honour

List of this year's guests of honour at the Annual Celebration.

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