Academic Celebrations

At Linköping University the main academic tradition is the Academic Ceremony, which takes place once a year. On this occasion, doctors are conferred and professors are inaugurated.

The 2024 Academic celebration will take place on 31 may - 1 June

The Academic Celebration at Linköping University includes the Doctoral Promotion and Installation of Professors which takes place once a year. This is when new doctors receive their insignia and new professors are installed. The 2024 Academic Celebration will take place on 31 May - 1 June.


May 31

Academic Gala Concert at 7 pm in Crusellhallen, Linköping Konsert & Kongress. Everybody is welcome! 

June 1

Conferment Ceremony at 4 pm in Crusellhallen, Linköping Konsert & Kongress. Everybody is welcome!

Banquet followed by dancing for invited guests.  Fotograf Peter Holgersson AB



The grandest event of the year

The Academic Celebration in pictures<br>

News about academic celebrations

Portrait of man on space station (Marcus Wandt)

06 mars 2024

An astronaut and a Nobel laureate are new honorary doctors at LiU

The Swedish astronaut Marcus Wandt and the Austrian quantum physicist and Nobel laureate Anton Zeilinger have been appointed honorary doctors at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Linköping University.

A woman puts a doctor's hat on the head of a man

22 maj 2023

LiU’s first jubilee doctors will be honoured at the Academic Celebration

This year’s annual Academic Celebration, on 26–27 May 2023, will have a new feature. As the very first Academic Ceremony in Linköping took place in 1973, LiU will now, for the first time, be able to award the title of jubilee doctor.

Three persons in a livingroom.

27 april 2023

The first jubilee doctors share their life journeys: “A fantastic time”

In 1969, Bengt Normann, Olle Stendahl and Christer Tagesson came to a new university college in a city they barely knew. Now, 50 years later, the three of them still live there and will in 2023 be among Linköping University’s first jubilee doctors.

Upcoming Academic Celebrations

  • 31 May - 1 June 2024 (Linköping)
  • 23-24 May 2025 (Norrköping)
  • 22-23 May 2026 (Linköping)
  • 21-22 May 2027 (Linköping)
  • 19-20 May 2028 (Norrköping)

Every third year the ceremony takes place in Norrköping.

Another academic traditions at Linköping University are graduation ceremonies, which confer Bachelor and Master's degrees, at the Faculty of Technology Sciences.

Academic celebration 2023
Peter Holgersson AB

Academic Celebrations - more information