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 ceremonies in 2022

Two Academic ceremonies will be held in 2022; 20-21 May and 11-12 November.

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

If you have questions about the Academic Celebration, please contact us at

Academic ceremony, 12 November 2022 Show/Hide content

Peter Holgersson AB

Academic ceremony, 12 November 2022

Welcome to the second of this year's two academic ceremonies! The ceremony starts with the inauguration of professors, and prizes, and continues with the conferement of doctors in the following order: Faculties of Arts and Sciences and Educational Sciences - Faculty of Science and Engineering - Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Everyone is welcome and the doors of the De Geer concert hall open at 3.30 pm (free placing), all seats must be taken by 4 pm.

Time: 4 pm - 6.30 pm
Place: De Geer concert hall, Louis De Geer, Norrköping

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Academic celebration concert - We belong to the world Show/Hide content

Daniel Häggmyr

Academic celebration concert, 11 November - we belong to the world

This year’s Academic Celebration will be a double celebration since the Linköping University Women’s Choir celebrates 25 years. As a part of this, the choir invites you to a musical odyssey of the world together with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.

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Upcoming academic ceremonies

11-12 November 2022 (Norrköping)
26-27 May 2023 (Linköping)
17-18 May 2024 (Linköping)
23-24 May 2025 (Norrköping)
21-23 May 2026 (Linköping)
20-22 May 2027 (Linköping)

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.


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Honorary doctors at LiU Show/Hide content

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.

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