Academic events and traditions
Universities globally have a thousand-year-old tradition of academic events to create a rhythm and structure for studies, examinations, and celebrations. At Aalto University, academic events annually commence with the opening of the academic year on Aalto Day One in early September. The celebration continues with milestones, such as the Tenured Professors' Installation Talks and public defences of doctoral theses. Finally, in mid-June, the academic year concludes with Ceremony Week, featuring celebrations like the Graduation Party and Ceremonial Conferments of doctoral degrees.
"The various events in the Ceremony Week celebrate the outstanding achievements of the new doctors, licentiates, masters and bachelors as well as, simultaneously, strengthen their strong ties to Aalto community as our valued alumni."
President Ilkka Niemelä
The 2023 Ceremonial Conferment of Technology at Aalto University
Aalto University celebrates the graduates on 12 June 2024. Warmest congratulations to everybody!
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