What is the Conferment?

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.

 

Information about the conferments in Spring 2023

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine 18-20.5.2023

The faculty celebrates its 5th conferment ceremony and confers doctors, jubilee doctors and honorary doctors. The first conferment was in 1965. Further information about the conferment ceremony of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine can be found on their website.

The Faculty of Philosophy 25-27.5.2023

This conferment is the one hundredth conferment of this (conferment) faculty, the first was created in 1643. Along doctors, jubilee doctors and honorary doctors also Masters of Philosophy are conferred. Further information about the conferment ceremony of the Faculty of Philosophy can be found on their website.

The Faculty of Theology 8-10.6.2023

The conferment is held for the 44th time after the initiation of the tradition in 1648. Doctors, jubilee doctors and honorary doctors are conferred. Further information about the conferment ceremony of the Faculty of Theology can be found on their website.

The Faculty of Law 15-17.6.2023

The conferment is the faculty’s 11th conferment, where doctors, jubilee doctors and honorary doctors are conferred. The first conferment was in 1650. Further information about the conferment ceremony of the Faculty of Law can be found on their website (in Finnish).