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 2025 Academic celebration will take place on 23-24 May

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. 

Fotograf Peter Holgersson AB

The Academic Celebration in pictures

The grandest event of the year

News about academic celebrations

05 June 2024

“It’s incredible to receive such an award”

Seetha Murty has committed her career to children’s and young people’s learning. She is now an honorary doctor of philosophy at LiU.“It’s amazing! When you put your heart into something and receive such an award, it feels very good,” she says.

Orchestra standing outside holding their instruments over the head

27 May 2024

Academic Celebration with space journey and Harry Potter

This year’s Academic Celebration at Linköping University will take place on 31 May and 1 June. The Celebration will feature lectures by honorary doctors, including astronaut Marcus Wandt, and an Academic Gala Concert with a children’s world theme.

Portrait of a woman (Seetha Murty)

18 April 2024

Two champions for children become honorary doctors

Indian principal Seetha Murty has worked with children’s and young people’s learning throughout her professional life. American professor Cindy W. Christian has devoted her career to developing the care of abused children.

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