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. The next celebration will take place 25-26 May 2018.

Gala concert

A University Gala Concert is part of the celebration.

Commencement Ceremony 

The Vice-Chancellor opens the ceremony with a greeting. This is followed by the inauguration of new professors and 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