(Original Swedish post published 28 January, English version posted 30 January.)

Today was the day of the Winter Conferment Ceremony. This time, 61 new doctors and 16 honorary doctors received their hats and laurel wreaths. In addition, the University celebrated 14 prizewinners.

In my speech I congratulated the new doctors and thanked the honorary doctors and prizewinners on behalf of the University. I also took the opportunity to convey our views on the government research bill that was presented nearly two months ago. Read the speech here.

As usual, the Conferment Ceremony was splendid, interesting and dignified. I am happy and proud that the University is able to celebrate its new doctors with beautiful music, inspiring speeches and appropriate ceremony. Many thanks to everyone involved.

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