This morning, the festivities related to the degree conferment celebration started at 7 am with a salute from the castle. 38 shots were fired, they represents the number of participating faculties and jubilee doctors at today’s celebration.
An hour later the bells started ringing in the cathedral. The ringing lasted for ten minutes, and probably awakened all the residents in Uppsala who had managed to fall asleep again after the cannon salute.
At today’s ceremony in the university hall, we are celebrating 136 new PhDs and 29 jubilee doctors. It is wonderful that so many jubilee doctors are present; they are almost twice as many as last year. Later in the evening the festivities continue with a banquet at Uppsala Castle.