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Spring Graduation 2019

At Spring Graduation the doctoral students who have written, published and successfully defended a thesis are honoured with a conferment ceremony. At the ceremony jubilee doctors, doctors who had their doctoral degree conferred 50 years ago, and award recipients are also honoured.

Student holds a flag.
Spring Graduation Ceremony 2019
Time 16:00 - 18:00
Place Aula Nordica

17 may Lecture

The Spring Graduation starts with the award recipients holding lectures and a conversation about teaching expertise. One of the lectures will be in English.

9:20–9:40 The state of the world’s lakes
David Seekell, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
Humanities Building, the living room.

Here you can see the whole programme in Swedish.

18 May Ceremony

The Spring Graduation ceremony will take place 16:00 in the Aula Nordica auditorium and is open to the public. The ceremony lasts for about two hours and is highlighted by songs and music.

The doors to the auditorium will open at 15:30 and the audience must be seated by 15:50. Car parking and cloak room is available for free.

Ceremony programme with information about the jubilee doctors, doctors and award recipients (in Swedish)

Photographing and filming

Umeå University photographs and films/live video streams before and during the ceremony to use in their communication.

Contact the Communications Office at or talk to the staff if you have any objection to appearing in such images.

Contact us

Reach the staff behind the Spring Graduation on

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