Ceremony Week

Memories of 2022 Ceremonial Conferment

The ceremonial conferment and the conferment dinner and ball were record breaking sizewise in the university history. All in all, 531 doctors were conferred with ten honorary doctorates. The dinner hosted approximately 480 dinner guests. The conferment day was a great success.
Doctoral hats and flowers
Doctoral hats and flowers

Video compilation and photographs

On this page you will find two panel discussion recordings (Quantum Technology and Deep Tech Innovations) and a compilation video of the conferment event as well as some photographs.

Moment of reflection photographs

The Moment of reflection with acoustic music and inspiring texts took place before the Act of conferment.
Photos: Aalto University / Heli Sorjonen

Tech conferment 2022_ Moment of reflection

Starting the day with the Moment of reflection: Wisdom, life, love

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Moment of reflection readers and musicians

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Music, with Tove Jansson's quote on background

Tech conferment 2022_singer

Singer Katja Kallio

Act of Conferment photographs

Photos: Aalto University / Heli Sorjonen

Tech conferment 2022_ promovendi chatting before the act

Promovendi chatting before entering Kaleva hall

Tech conferment 2022_ honorary doctors

Honorary doctors (left to right): Juan Mosig, Luisa Coutinho and Antti-Pekka Jauho

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Hats ready to be worn

Tech conferment 2022_ promovendi in line taking pictures

Promovendi in line, taking pictures

Tech conferment 2022_ procession entering Kaleva hall

The procession entering Kaleva hall, led by Provost Kristiina Mäkelä and Dean Kristiina Kruus

Tech conferment 2022_ polytech orchestra

Polytech Orchestra

Tech conferment 2022_ Polytech choir

Polytech Choir

Tech conferment 2022_ Dean Kristiina Kruus

Dean Kristiina Kruus greeting the audience

Tech conferment 2022_ flame "labor and scientia"

The flame "Labor and Scientia", "Work and Science"

Tech conferment 2022_new doctor returning to her place

New doctor

Tech conferment 2022_ new doctor

New doctor

Tech conferment 2022_ conferrer Maarit Karppinen and jubilee doctor

Conferrer Maarit Karppinen presenting the jubilee doctor diplomas

Tech conferment 2022_ procession exiting Kaleva

New doctors exiting Kaleva hall

Tech conferment 2022_ procession exiting Kaleva hall

Procession exiting Kaleva hall, led by Provost Kristiina Mäkelä and Dean Kristiina Kruus

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Cheerful professors

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Jubilee doctor celebrating with his wife

Tech conferment 2022_ DHC Marjo Miettinen and her son

Honorary doctor Marjo Miettinen and her son

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Cheers!

Tech conferment 2022_ promotus

Conferred doctor celebrating with family

Conferment dinner and ball photographs

Photos: Aalto University / Heli Sorjonen

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Evening reception

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Evening elegance

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Smiling couple

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Dean Kristiina Kruus and Provost Kristiina Mäkelä

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Guests waiting for the dinner

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Cheers!

Tech conferment 2022_ Anjana Devi

Honorary doctor Anjana Devi and her husband Harish Parala in traditional ceremonial dresses

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Group of guests

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Dinner table

Tech conferment 2022_ ushers

Ushers, group picture

Tech conferment 2022_ Jaana Vapaavuori

Master of ceremonies, professor Jaana Vapaavuori

Tech conferment 2022_ Michael Hummel

Master of ceremonies, professor Michael Hummel

Tech conferment 2022_ Ari Sihvola

Professor Ari Sihvola leading the schnaps song

Tech conferment 2022_ dinner table

Dinner guests

Tech conferment 2022_ appetizer

Vegan appetizer coconut-cauliflower pannacotta

Tech conferment 2022_ threetop

Dinner music with Threetop

Tech conferment 2022_ Tuomo Suntola

Jubilee doctor Tuomo Suntola giving his speech

Tech conferment 2022_ Mårten Mickos

Honorary doctor Mårten Mickos giving his speech

Tech conferment 2022_ dessert

Vegan dessert carrot cake crumble

Tech conferment 2022_ Juho Heiska

New doctor Juho Heiska giving his speech

Tech conferment 2022_ Kristiina Mäkelä

Provost Kristiina Mäkelä giving her response to the new doctor speech

Tech conferment 2022_ orchestra

Polytech Orchestra

Tech conferment 2022_ Masters of ceremonies dancing

Masters of ceremonies Michael Hummel and Jaana Vaapavuori leading the traditional polonaise

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Traditional polonaise dance

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Dancing the polonaise

Tech conferment 2022_ ballroom dance

Old ballroom dances

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Traditional ballroom dances

Tech conferment 2022_ waltz

Waltzing around

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