Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees in Technology 2020

The next ceremonial conferment at Aalto University will take place during the Ceremony Week in June 2020 at Dipoli. The most prestigious of the academic events is hosted by the School of Chemical Engineering.
Aalto University / Heli Sorjonen
Old conferment photo

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 12 June 2020 at Dipoli. The hosting school is the School of Chemical Engineering.

Aalto University / Matti Rajala

Honorary doctorates

Aalto University confers honorary doctorates to persons of high standing in the fields of science, technology, arts or business, or in other societal or cultural activities. These persons also have strong connections to Aalto University or have a significant impact to activities at the Aalto University. The honorary doctorates of the conferment in 2020 will be published during the spring.

The right to participate is a one time possibility. Only the doctors having completed their doctoral degree between
1 May 2019 and 30 April 2020 are entitled to participate in the 2020 Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees in Technology.

If you are planning to finish your doctoral degree in the academic year of 2019 - 2020 at Aalto University you can send an email to [email protected] in order to receive more information. The preregistration for the next conferment will start in October 2019. The registration will start during spring 2020.

Information about the Ceremonial Conferment 2020 at the Schools of Technology:

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