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Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees in Technology 2023

The next ceremonial conferment of the Schools of Technology at Aalto University will take place on Friday 16 June 2023. The most prestigious of the academic events will be hosted by the School of Science.
The Dean of the School of Chemical Engineering Kristiina Kruus
The dean of the School of Chemical Engineering Kristiina Kruus at the 2022 Act of Conferment, photo Aalto University / Heli Sorjonen
The 2022 Conferrer Maarit Karppinen with a jubilee doctor

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Maarit Karppinen, 2022 conferrer
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.

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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.

Promovendi taking pictures before the Act of Conferment
Promovendi taking pictures before the Act of Conferment; photo: Aalto University / Heli Sorjonen

Promovendi 2022-2023

The right to participate is a one-time possibility. Only the doctors having completed their doctoral degree between 1 May 2022 and 30 April 2023 are entitled to participate in the 2023 Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees in Technology.

The preregistration starts in October 2022. For further information: [email protected].

Honorary Doctors Juan Mosig, Luisa Coutinho and Antti-Pekka Jauho before the Act of Conferment
2020 Honorary Doctors Juan Mosig, Luisa Coutinho and Antti-Pekka Jauho before the Act of Conferment, photo Aalto University / Heli Sorjonen

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 2023 list of Honorary Doctors will be published during the spring.

Information on the Ceremonial Conferment at the Schools of Technology:

A group picture of new doctors and avecs
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Tech Conferment 1927
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Doctoral hats, 2016

Honorary doctors at Aalto University

Conferred Honorary Doctors at Aalto University

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Pictures of 2022 Ceremonial conferment

Photos: Aalto University / Heli Sorjonen

Doctoral hats and flowers

Memories of 2022 Ceremonial Conferment

Videos and photos from the 2022 Ceremonial Conferment in the field of technology at the Aalto University

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