Ceremony Week

Ceremonial Conferment programme

The Aalto University Schools of Technology will hold their Ceremonial Conferment of Doctoral Degrees on Friday 17 June 2022 at Dipoli. The School of Chemical Engineering is the school responsible for organising the 2022 Ceremonial Conferment.
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Aalto University / Heli Sorjonen

 

The Ceremonial conferment is a festive event that has long-standing traditions at Aalto University. Every student who completed their doctoral degree in technology between 1 May 2019 and 30 April 2022 is invited to participate in the 2022 Ceremonial Conferment. Pre-registration will start in September 2021, for further information you can send email to [email protected].

Please notice that this is a preliminary programme: the events and the timetables may still slightly change. The final programme will be published in spring 2022.

Thursday, 16.6.2022

Time Event Location
17-18  Honorary Doctors' general rehearsals  Dipoli, Kaleva Hall
18-21 Promovendi general rehearsals Dipoli, Kaleva Hall

 

Friday, 17.6.2022

Time Event Location
11-11.30 Moment of reflection tbd
13-15 Act of Conferment  Dipoli, Kaleva Hall 
15-15.30 Sparkling wine Dipoli, Capitolium
15.30-18 Possibility for an official portrait Dipoli, tbd
18.30-19  Guests arrive through Juhlaovi, sparkling wine Dipoli, Capitolium
19-00  Conferment banquet and ball Dipoli, Kaleva hall
00-03 Afterparty Dipoli, Events lobby

 

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Today marks a milestone in our lives, an achievement, and we should celebrate it! This is our day so let us seize it.

Razane Tajeddine, Doctor of Science in Technology 2019
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Aalto University / Heli Sorjonen

Traditional ballroom dances

The traditional ballroom dances that make up a portion of the conferment ceremony are the polonaise, cicapo, mignon and grande valse.

If you plan on participating in the dances, we recommend attending at least one of the rehearsal sessions. Attending a rehearsal will also give us an idea of how many dancers to expect, which is especially helpful in the case of the polonaise.

The ballroom dance rehearsals will be arranged in Dipoli, Kaleva hall on:

  • Sunday, 12.6. at 18-21
  • Wednesday, 15.6. at 18-21

Ceremonial Conferment Committee

The School of Chemical Engineering is the school responsible for organising the 2022 Ceremonial Conferment. The conferment committee has academia representation from all the four schools of technology as well as experts in different areas of arrangements.

The committee members:

 Kristiina Kruus (Dean, School of Chemical Engineering)

Kristiina Kruus (Dean, School of Chemical Engineering)

Chair
 Maarit Karppinen (Professor, School of Chemical Engineering)

Maarit Karppinen (Professor, School of Chemical Engineering)

Conferrer
 Jaana Vapaavuori (Professor, School of Chemical Engineering)

Jaana Vapaavuori (Professor, School of Chemical Engineering)

Master of ceremonies
 Michael Hummel (Professor, School of Chemical Engineering)

Michael Hummel (Professor, School of Chemical Engineering)

Master of ceremonies
 Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen (Professor, School of Chemical Engineering)

Marjatta Louhi-Kultanen (Professor, School of Chemical Engineering)

Committee member
 Ari Sihvola (Professor, School of Electrical Engineering)

Ari Sihvola (Professor, School of Electrical Engineering)

Committee member
 Jarkko Niiranen (Professor, School of Engineering)

Jarkko Niiranen (Professor, School of Engineering)

Committee member
 Pekka Orponen (Professor, School of Science)

Pekka Orponen (Professor, School of Science)

Committee member
 Marjo Kettunen (Development manager, School of Chemical Engineering)

Marjo Kettunen (Development manager, School of Chemical Engineering)

Committee member
 Virpi Raski (Communications manager,  School of Chemical Engineering)

Virpi Raski (Communications manager, School of Chemical Engineering)

Committee member
 Tatu Pohjola (Master of ceremonies, Aalto University Communications Services)

Tatu Pohjola (Master of ceremonies, Aalto University Communications Services)

Project manager
 Nicoletta Michieletto (Coordinator, School of Chemical Engineering)

Nicoletta Michieletto (Coordinator, School of Chemical Engineering)

Project coordinator

Pictures from the 2019 Ceremonial Conferment:

Photos: Aalto University / Heli Sorjonen, Matti Rajala and Pinja Valja

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Honorary Doctors' panel discussion: Marja Makarow and Jukka Mäkelä

Tech Conferment 2019: Ari Sihvola with Jussi Pesonen and Markku Tilli

Before the Act of Conferment: Conferrer Ari Sihvola with Honorary Doctors Jussi Pesonen and Markku Tilli

2019 Honorary Doctors

2019 Honorary Doctors (left to right): Jukka Mäkelä, Matti Kauhanen, Enrique Lavernia, Jussi Pesonen, Marja Makarow, Markku Tilli and Arvo Kokkonen

Aalto University Orchestra

Aalto Polytech Orchestra

Tech Conferment 2019: Arvo Kokkonen getting conferred

Honorary Doctor Arvo Kokkonen

Tech Conferment 2019: Glenn Ross getting conferred

New Doctor Glenn Ross

Tech Conferment 2019: Sanna Mikkola

New Doctor Sanna Mikkola

Tech Conferment 2019: Ari Sihvola with jubilee doctor

Conferrer Ari Sihvola congratulating a jubilee doctor

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View of Kaleva hall with doctors

Tech Conferment 2019: Dean Jyri Hämäläinen and President Ilkka Niemelä

Dean Jyri Hämäläinen and President Ilkka Niemelä after the Act of Conferment

TechConferment 2019: new doctors celebrating

New doctors with their guests

Tech Conferment 2019 couple

A couple celebrating

TechConferment 2019: ushers

The ushers

TechConferment 2019: new doctors at evening reception

New doctors at the evening reception

TechConferment 2019 Jubilee couple

Jubilee couple at the evening reception

TechConferment 2019: evening make-up

New doctor's nice evening make-up

TechConferment 2019 schnaps moment

Starting the dinner with traditional schnaps

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Dinner starter

TechConferment 2019: dancing the polonaise

Dancing the polonaise

TechConferment 2019: President Ilkka Niemelä dancing

President Ilkka Niemelä dancing

TechConferment 2019: Vicedean Vesa Välimäki

ELEC Vicedean Vesa Välimäki dancing with his avec

TechConferment 2019: Ville Viikari and Ari Sihvola dancing

Conferrer Ari Sihvola and Master of Ceremonies Ville Viikari dancing with their avecs

TechConferment2019: ballroom dances

Traditional ballroom dances

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