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Linnaeus University’s Academic Ceremony

The Academic Ceremony is a big, annual event at Linnaeus University. At the Academic Ceremony, we celebrate the university’s academic achievements through the conferral of new doctors and honorary doctors, the inauguration of new professors, and by handing out academic awards. The next Academic Ceremony will take place in Kalmar, January 31, 2025.

As from 2019, Linnaeus University’s Academic Ceremony takes place on the first Friday after “Carl Day”, alternatively on “Carl Day” if that falls on a Friday. The ceremony is arranged every other year in Kalmar and every other year in Växjö. During this week new professors hold inaugurated lectures in either Kalmar or Växjö.

The invitation is sent out in November

The invitation to the event is sent out in November each year. If you are curious about the ceremony and its different parts; you can read more about it below. After the ceremony, there is some time to mingle, followed by a banquet.

Different parts of the ceremony

If you are curious about the ceremony and its various components, you can read more about it below. The ceremony is followed by a reception and a banquet.

Are you to be conferred a degree or inaugurated at the next ceremony?

Access more information on your conferment or inauguration here

The Academic Ceremony i pictures

Symbol för hållbarhetssäkrade event

A sustainable event

The Academic Ceremony is a sustainability-assured meeting in accordance with Linnaeus University’s guidelines for sustainable events. These guidelines are linked to the 17 global goals in Agenda 2030 and comprise the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, the social, and the environmental. 

Learn more about Linnaeus University´s sustainable events here.