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General doctoral degree conferment ceremony for all the faculties at Lund University on 26 May

Form the doctoral cerememony 2022.

In a solemn ceremony in Lund Cathedral, the doctoral students who completed their research studies in the past year and successfully defended their doctoral theses at Lund University will have their degrees conferred. At the ceremony, degrees are also conferred on the faculties’ honorary doctors. Doctors who completed their PhDs 50 years ago become jubilee doctors.

The procession sets off for the Cathedral from the Main University Building at 12:00.

The order of the faculties in the procession is as follows:

  • Faculty of Theology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Economics and Management
  • Faculty of Science

The doctoral degree conferment ceremony begins with a welcoming address from the Vice-Chancellor, followed by the degree conferments of the nine faculties, when new doctors and honorary doctors receive their degrees and those who completed their PhDs 50 years ago become jubilee doctors. The entire ceremony is held in Latin.

The new doctors receive their insignia: a doctor’s hat or laurel wreath, doctor’s ring and diploma. The jubilee doctors receive a new diploma.

Before the doctoral degrees are conferred on current faculties that stem from the original Faculty of Philosophy, the laurel wreaths are carried in by the young wreath-bearers who arrive at the Cathedral in a horse-drawn carriage.

The degree conferment ceremony includes a cannon salute, a tribute to the doctors, carried out by the Wendes artillery regiment.

After the degree conferment ceremony, one of the new doctoral graduates holds a speech – an oration to the University.

Bishop Johan Tyrberg concludes with a prayer in Latin.