Academic celebration

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.

Academic ceremony 2023

The Academic ceremony will be held in 26-27 May 2023.

About the Academic ceremony 

Traditionally, the Academic ceremony is held once a year. The ceremony begins with the inauguration of new professors and the university awards prizes and medals of merit to people who have made great contributions to Linköping University. The ceremony continues with the conferment of doctoral degrees. New doctors and honorary doctors receive a doctor’s hat or a wreath, a diploma and sometimes a ring.  

General questions

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Academic ceremony, 27 May 2023

Peter Holgersson AB

Academic ceremony, 27 May 2023

The ceremony starts with the inauguration of professors, and prizes, and continues with the conferment of doctors in the following order: Faculty of Science and Engineering - Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences - Faculties of Arts and Sciences and Educational Sciences. Everyone is welcome and the doors of the Crusell concert hall open at 3.30 pm (free placing), all seats must be taken by 4 pm.

Time: 4 pm - 6.30 pm
Place: Crusell concert hall, Linköping Konsert & Kongress, Linköping

Academic celebration concert

Daniel Häggmyr

Academic celebration concert, 26 May 2023

Honorary doctors of 2022

Honorary doctors' lectures

Upcoming academic ceremonies

Upcoming academic ceremonies

26-27 May 2023 (Linköping)
31 May - 1 June 2024 (Linköping)
23-24 May 2025 (Norrköping)
21-23 May 2026 (Linköping)
20-22 May 2027 (Linköping)
19-20 May 2028 (Norrköping)

Every third year the ceremony takes place in Norrköping.

Other academic traditions at Linköping University are graduation ceremonies, which confer Bachelor and Master's degrees, and the Farewell Ceremony for students on international Master's programmes.


Contact the Master of Ceremonies

Honorary doctors at LiU

Every spring term, the faculties award honorary doctorates at Linköping University. These are conferred at the Academic Ceremony. As part of the celebrations, the honorary doctors hold open lectures for the public.

More information about this year's honorary doctors to come.

Academic celebration news