Winter Conferment Ceremony

The Conferment Ceremony is a ceremony for all who have completed their PhDs during the year. The people of Uppsala recognise the day because cannon salutes are fired in the morning and during the actual ceremony. New doctorates and honorary doctorates are conferred and several prizes and medals are awarded at the grand Winter Conferment Ceremony in the Grand Auditorium.

Programme for the Conferment Ceremony 26 January 2018

(All times are precise.)

07:00 Cannon salute, first at 07:00 from Uppsala Castle, and later during the ceremony,
performed by gunners from Jämtlands fältartilleri.

08:00 The large Cathedral bell is rung.

11:30 The Grand Auditorium is opened. The public are welcome to attend. Tickets are required for admission. (Free tickets can be collected in the entrance hall of the University Main Building, from 10:00 on Thursday 25 January until the ceremony begins.)

11:45 Promotors, promovendi and other participants of the academic procession gather in the galleries of the entrance hall, in accordance with the instructions provided in the order of procession.

12:00 The audience must be seated.

12:15 The Conferment Ceremony begins with the entry procession.


All the new honorary doctors 2018

List of all public lectures by the 2018 honorary doctors.


Prizes and awards conferred during the Conferment Ceremony:
Björkén Prize
Rudbeck Medal
Linnaeus Medal
Ulla and Stig Holmquist Science Prize in Organic Chemistry
Oscar Prize
Holmdahl Scholarship


Related pages:
The Conferment Ceremony at Uppsala University
Cannon salute and bell-ringing

Winter Conferment Ceremony