A series of three public events is organised in cooperation with the Helsinki University Alumni Community and the University of Helsinki Alumni Association.
Think Corner Stage 10.2.2023 at 15-17. This event is in Finnish, Swedish and partially also in English
Panel discussion about the current day meaning of conferment ceremony. The national Museum, 19.4.2023 at 17–19. Only in Finnish.
Time: Jun 1, 2023 at 4 - 5.30 pm (EET)
Place: Espa Stage, Esplanade Park (Helsinki)
Join us to celebrate the start of summer and get to know the history of Conferment while at it! The program includes traditional Conferment music, a look at Conferment fashion, and a play on Conferment in the 17th century.
The event is free and open to all. Hope to see you there!
The University of Helsinki honours the Conferment tradition in Finland with a Conferment Jubilee Year 2023.
The Conferment Jubilee is inaugurated with a solemn publication of this year’s honorary doctors
in the University Great Hall
Monday 20th March 2023 at 17.00
The participants will enjoy the premiere of Cecilia Damström’s jubilee cantata Science Frictions and the book release of the history of the conferment tradition in Finland, written by Dr. Tero Halonen.
The event is open for all, but registration is required.
Follow the event online:
Flora’s Day is a traditional student’s day, most known for the first singing of the song Vårt Land by Fredrik Pacius and J.L. Runeberg in May 1848, which then became the national anthem.
Still today, students and conferment aficionados gather on the 13th of May on the field of Kumtähti.
The Faculty of Philosophy and its conferment committee chooses on this day the official wreath weaver according to the tradition.
In May, you can encounter the conferment also on the Esplanade in the window of the Academic Bookstore and inside, where the new history book by Tero Halonen (Promootio. Elävän yliopistoperinteen historiaa, Otava 2023) is available.
On the conferment day of the Faculty of Philosophy on Friday the 26th of May in the morning the Academic Bookstore will show as a live stream the whole conferment act to the book store clients and visitors.
Whether you are a devoted conferment protagonist wanting to show your friends what the conferment is like or a citizen just passing by, you now have the unique possibility to follow this old ceremony outside the university walls in a public space!
The Conferment Live lasts for about three hours and is commented by Stig-Björn Nyberg, a former director of the bookstore and an enthusiastic former gratist of the 1982 conferment.