Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees in Technology 2019
The Ceremonial Conferment is a festive event that has long-standing traditions at Aalto University and its predecessors. The traditions of all Finnish universities have roots in the medieval Europe when the first universities were founded in Italy and France. Nowadays, the Finnish universities are globally unique in keeping the conferment traditions alive.
In the ceremony, the conferred doctors are accepted as full members of the scientific community. The symbol of the inclusion is the specially made hat that the doctors receive in front of the academia of professors, honorary doctors and jubilee doctors. The ceremony also traditionally includes speeches, music and the procession of the academia to start and finish the ceremony. The conferment continues with dinner and ball with traditional ballroom dances as well as modern party music.
Aalto University has nowadays the ceremonial conferment every year. The next Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees in Technology at Aalto University will take place on 14 June 2019 at Dipoli. The hosting school is the School of Electrical Engineering.
The right to participate is a one time possibility. Only the doctors having completed their doctoral degree between 1 June 2018 and 30 April 2019 are entitled to participate in the 2019 Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees in Technology.
If you are planning to finish your doctoral degree in the academic year of 2018 - 2019 at Aalto University you can send an email to [email protected] in order to receive more information. The preregistration via e-mail for the next conferment will start in January 2019. The registration will start during this spring.
Video and pictures
The ceremonial conferment and conferment dinner and ball were a success. We will publish here a video of the events as well as photographs.
Pictures from Conferment Dinner 2018
Information about the 2019 Conferment Ceremony at the Schools of Technology
A ceremonial conferment is an academic celebration, in which doctorates and honorary doctorates in different fields are conferred, in some universities also master's degrees.