During this celebration year we focus on the jewel among the Finnish academic culture – the academic conferment ceremony where masters and doctors get their insignia in dignified, strictly controlled festivities that can last many days.
In the conferment every participant has their different roles.
The conferment has European roots, but it has become a typically Finnish academic feature.
From the first conferment held in 1643 to this day its purpose is to celebrate the achievements of the sciences, but it also demonstrates the joy of belonging to the academic community.
In this multidisciplinary and cross-artistic event, transgenerational networking, voluntary work, and the most important societal questions of the time become visible. For the community the conferment is a recurrent, collective event, but for the individual participant it is a unique life experience.