Inauguration of professors and conferment of doctoral degrees 2022
Date: Friday 30 September 2022
Time: 17.00 – 23.00
Location: Stockholm City Hall
The inauguration of professors and the conferment of doctoral degrees are the foremost among the common academic traditions at universities and higher education institutions in Sweden. Both date from the Middle Ages.
The traditional ceremony of the Inauguration of New Professors and Conferment of Doctoral Degrees is normally held once a year in Stockholm City Hall.
The Inauguration of New Professors
The professorial inauguration, or installation, is the part of the solemn ceremony in City Hall where the newly appointed professors, are welcomed and installed in office by the President, while their various subject areas are highlighted. The term "installation" comes from the church ritual when a cathedral chapter member was symbolically led to his chair in the cathedral, in Latin stallum.
The Conferment of Doctoral Degrees
The doctors who have defended their theses and received their doctoral degrees at the University during the past year are celebrated in solemn form. Doctoral hats, laurel wreaths and other insignia symbolizing the new dignity are awarded during the conferment ceremony, which was originally the formal activity that gave the doctors their degree and was a proof of professionalism. The word "promote", as in the Swedish "doktorspromotion", comes from the Latin promovere and means to move forward; promote.
The ceremony will be broadcast live.
Last updated: January 20, 2022
Source: Office of the President