School of Business Ceremonial Conferment 2022

The Ceremonial Conferment of Aalto University School of Business was held at Aalto Töölö, in Runeberginkatu, Helsinki, from May 12 to 14, 2022.
Act of Conferment

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We will contact promovendis and guests about the photos and footage of the Ceremonial Conferment later.

Elina Mäkelä is the Spirit of Mercury at the 16th Ceremonial Conferment of the School of Business

She is the daughter of Provost Kristiina Mäkelä, one of the longest serving professors at the School of Business

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Kuvassa näkyvät hymyilevät  provosti Kristiina Mäkelä, Merkuriuksen airut Elina Mäkelä ja Ari Mäkelä.

Online registration

Registration for the event has ended on February 28th. The cost of the conferment is 250 € per participant: 500 € for the participant plus avec. Please fill out separate forms for each attendee. (Invitations and registration links have been sent to staff separately by mail.)

The Aalto University School of Business will celebrate its 16th Ceremonial Conferment of Doctorates and Master’s Degrees at the old Main Building, currently known as Aalto Töölö, in Runeberginkatu, Helsinki. The ceremony in 2022 will confer master's degrees on new alumni (promovendi) with graduation dates between 19 March, 2016 and 31 March, 2022 and doctorates on alumni with graduation dates between 29 April, 2016 and 30 April, 2022. In addition to these young promovendi, jubilee masters and doctors from 1971 and the new honorary doctors of the School of Business will be conferred at the ceremony. Get to know the ten new Honorary Doctors of the School of Business at the Honorary Doctors-page.

The conferement is an event where one can observe and be part of old academic traditions and ceremonies. It is a unique event even by international standards. More information about the tradition of Ceremonial Conferment at the School of Business can be found on the pages: The conferment tradition and Officiating the conferment

On these pages, you will find all the information relating to the 2022 conferment. Important information for promovendi can be found at the page: For the promovendi. Schedules and programs for the days of the ceremony can be found at the Programme-page.

The dress code for all conferment events and roles (promovendi and companions, invitees) is strict and specific. The unified attire creates ambiance and is a stunning visual experience. Exact dress codes for each role and event can be found on the Dress code-page.

Jubilee masters and jubilee doctors will also be re-conferred 50 years after their original conferment date. At the conferment, they represent continuation of the conferment tradition from generation to generation. Read more about the 1971 Jubilee Conferment at: Jubilee masters and doctors.

The ceremonial conferment committee oversees the practical arrangements. The Committee for the 2022 Conferment, in alphabetical order: 

  • Anni Enkkelä, Conferment coordinator
  • Nina Granqvist, Master of Ceremonies
  • Satu Holm, Assistant
  • Matti Keloharju, Conferrer
  • Niina Palm, Gratista
  • Tatu Pohjola, MC at the Conferment Ceremonies for Aalto University Technical Schools
  • Susanna Rosin, Communications and Marketing Manager
  • Iina Salmela, Assistant to the Dean
  • Matti Sarvimäki, Head Marshal
  • Katri Savolainen, Conferment Trainee
  • Jonna Söderholm, Head of External Relations

Read more about the Conferment Ceremonies at Aalto University:

Kauppakorkeakoulun promootio vuonna 2011

The next Ceremonial Conferment of Degrees at the School of Business will be celebrated in May 2022

Due to the COVID-19, the Ceremonial Conferment of Degrees has been postponed to May 2022.

Aalto University Graduation Party celebration in 2018. Photo by Aalto University / Heli Sorjonen

Ceremony Week

The Ceremony Week at Aalto University epitomises an important transition in studies, including the Ceremonial Conferment of doctoral degrees and Graduation Party.


Past conferments

Information, videos and photographs of the past Aalto University ceremonial conferments

Ceremony Week

Contact information

Conferment office

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