Academic celebration

At Linköping University the main academic tradition is the Commencement Ceremony, which takes place once a year. At this academic celebration doctors are conferred and professors are inaugurated. This year, the celebration will take place 25-26 May 2018 in Linköping.

Gala concert

A university gala concert is part of the Commencement Ceremony. It will take place on Friday 25 May 2018, 7:00-8:30 pm, in Missionskyrkan in Linköping. On the programme this year are works by, among others, Cecilia Damström, Peter Tchaikovsky and Edvard Grieg. Performers include the Linköping University Male Voice Choir, the Linköping Academic Orchestra, Noah Hofvander (saxophone), and Hans Klareskog (baritone). Conductors are Merete Ellegaard and Christina Hörnell.

Invited guests will receive tickets. The concert is a public event, and tickets can be purchased from

Commencement Ceremony 

The Commencement Ceremony takes place Saturday 26 May 2018, 16:15-18:30 pm, at Linköping Konsert & Kongress. It begins with the inauguration of new professors and continues with the conferment of doctoral degrees.

More about the Commencement Ceremony for employees

Graduation ceremonies

Other academic traditions at Linköping University are the graduation ceremonies, arranged by the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the teacher education programmes among others, and the Farewell Ceremony for students on international master's programmes.

General questions

If you have questions about the Commencement Ceremony, e-mail

Academic celebration news

All honorary doctors at LiU

Contact the Master of Ceremonies