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Linnaeus University’s Academic Ceremony

The Academic Ceremony is Linnaeus University’s grand annual celebration. During the ceremony, we pay tribute to the university’s academic achievements by conferring degrees upon new doctors and honorary doctors, inaugurating professors, and awarding academic prizes. The Academic Ceremony 2024 is scheduled for Friday, 2 February, in Växjö. Throughout the week, we will also be organising a variety of other interesting activities, which will be open to the public.


Academic Ceremony, Friday, 2 February 2024.

  • 4pm Academic Ceremony, Växjö Concert Hall. Conferment of doctoral degrees and honorary doctorates, and inauguration of new professors.
    Open to the public. No pre-registration required, but seating is limited. We kindly ask guests to be in place and seated in the hall by 3.45pm.
  • 6.30pm Reception for invited guests
    Linnaeus University in Växjö, the N Building
  • 7.30pm Banquet with entertainment for invited guests
    Linnaeus University in Växjö, the M Building


If you have received an invitation, you are warmly invited to register yourself and your guests for the ceremony here. We would appreciate your response by 5 January 2024. 

The full week is brimming with interesting activities

During the week, we also extend an invitation to fellow researchers, interested staff, inquisitive students, and, not least, the general public who are curious about what the university actually does, to a range of interesting activities! Here’s your chance to gain insight into the research conducted at the university. In what subjects are doctors graduating from Linnaeus University? What can you learn and what future trends will be significant for the organisation you are part of? All activities will be held in Swedish. You find the full programme for the week here.

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.