Uppsala University, Sweden

Month: January 2014

The Conferment Ceremony

Last Friday it was time for the degree conferment celebration for those who have received their PhDs and honorary doctor degrees during the year.

The day began as early as six o’clock in the morning with the traditional porridge breakfast with the students, and ended with a banquet in the Hall of State at Uppsala Castle.

It was, in other words a long festive day lined with celebrations. The ceremony in the university building’s auditorium started at 12 o’clock, and prizes and medals for great efforts that were awarded to 13 laureates.

The Conferment Ceremony is one of the highlights for us in the academia. We want to thank all of you who in various ways helped make this a memorable day for our new PhDs, honorary doctors and awardees.

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Welcome new students!

Today we welcomed our new students to Uppsala University with a traditional reception in the university hall. For me as the Vice-Chancellor this is one of the highlights of the semester. I still remember the feeling when I was a new student at the university, the excitement mixed with some uncertainty about how it would be. You have a great time ahead of you!

Hosting today’s reception was meteorologist and climate lecturer Pär Holmgren, a former student and now honorary doctor at Uppsala University. In addition to musical entertainment, the president of Uppsala Student Union, Fredrik Pettersson, and Curator curatorum, Kristina Melin, among others, also welcomed our new students.

Photo: David Naylor

Photo: David Naylor

The reception was broadcast online, and is available here.

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