Additional Academic Ceremony at LiU

Linköping University will hold two Academic Ceremonies this year, to make it possible to celebrate all new professors and doctoral degrees after the years of the pandemic. The celebrations to be held 10-12 November will offer not only the ceremony itself, but also lectures from newly appointed honorary doctors and a university gala concert that celebrates the female voice.

Women and men in formal clothing Academic Ceremony in the spring 2022. This year, there will be two Academic Ceremonies. Peter Holgersson AB

The festivities will begin with lectures from the newly appointed honorary doctors: Lena Miranda, CEO of Linköping Science Park; furniture designer Åke Axelsson; and international researchers Lucy Henry, Barbara Riegel and Arnold Tukker. They will each hold a lecture in their subject, Thursday 10 or Friday 11 November. Everybody is welcome to come and listen.

The Linköping University Women’s Choir – Linnea Photo credit Daniel Häggmyr The Linköping University Women’s Choir – Linnea celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with, among other activities, a gala concert entitled “We belong to the world” on 11 November, together with the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra. The theme of the choir’s anniversary is “the female voice”, and it is this voice that will be heard during the concert in narratives of everyday life, motherhood, and the relationship between humans and the world we live in. Composers Ida Moberg and Helena Munktell are examples of women who were prominent during their lifetime but whose voices were subsequently silenced when history was written. Other narratives and voices will also contribute. The concert will be conducted by Merete Ellegaard, assistant director musices at LiU, and will be held at Louis de Geer Konsert & Kongress in Norrköping. Entry is free of charge.

Ceremony to be held in Norrköping

The promotion of doctors and installation of professors will take place in Norrköping on Saturday 12 November. Eleven new professors will be installed, to be followed by the award of University Service Medals and other prizes. The Ingemar Ingemarsson Teaching Prize will be awarded to Leif Burman, master carpenter and associate professor at Malmstens Linköping University, and the Onkel Adam Prize to Anders Fridberger and Maris Jenmalm for outstanding research in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. After this, the honorary doctorates will be awarded and nearly 100 new doctors promoted. The ceremony is open to the public.

Translation: George Farrants

Join LiU's celebrations

Honorary doctor's lecture - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Barbara Riegel, professor at the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Understanding self-care in chronic illness: lessons learnt and future outlooks. The lecture is open to the public and free to attend.

Start 10 November 2022, 4.00 pm
End 10 November 2022, 5.15 pm
Location Lecture hall Hasselquist, Campus US

Honorary Doctors' Lectures - Faculty of Science and Engineering

Professor Arnold Tukker, University of Leiden. Towards the circular economy: the role of science, business, civil society and policy. Lena Miranda, CEO, Linköping Science Park. The importance of cross-disciplinary collaboration to meet the increasing complexity of future challenges. Åke Axelsson, interior designer and furniture designer. Möbler och miljöer - min resa i tid och rum. Coffee is served outside the lecture hall from 9.30 am.

Start 11 November 2022, 10.00 am
End 11 November 2022, 12.30 pm
Location Lecture Hall Ada Lovelace, B building, Campus Valla
Contacts Margareta Johansson

Honorary Doctor's Lecture - Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Lucy Henry, professor of  speech and language at City, University of London, UK. Learning processes in children with cognitive disabilities. The lecture is open to the public and free to attend.

Start 11 November 2022, 10.30 am
End 11 November 2022, 11.30 am
Location Zero, Zenit Building, Campus Valla
Contacts Thomas Wise

University gala concert - 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. Conductor: Merete Ellegaard

Start 11 November 2022, 7.00 pm
End 11 November 2022, 9.00 pm
Location De Geer-hallen, Norrköping
Contacts Merete Ellegaard

Academic ceremony

Welcome to the 2nd of this year's two academic ceremonies! The ceremony starts with the inauguration of professors, and the Onkel Adam's prize, and continues with the promotion 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.

Start 12 November 2022, 4.00 pm
End 12 November 2022, 6.30 pm
Location Louis De Geer Konsert och Kongress, Norrköping
Contacts Camilla Smedberg

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