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.

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Commencement Ceremony

The dates for the next Commencement Ceremony and University Gala Concert are 19-20 May 2017. The Vice-Chancellor opens the ceremony with a greeting. This is followed by the inauguration of new professors and the conferment of doctoral degrees.

The University Gala Concert, which is part of the celebration, is usually held the day after the Commencement Ceremony.

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.

Contact the Master of Ceremonies

Academic celebration news

All honorary doctors at LiU