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      Academic Ceremony

      Every other year the University of Skövde holds an Academic Ceremony where those who have defended a doctoral thesis are conferred upon with a doctoral degree and those who have been selected as professors are inaugurated.

      The Academic Ceremony has been moved to 2021

      The University of Skövde's Academic Ceremony was scheduled for October 16, 2020. Due to the Corona pandemic and the Public Health Agency's current recommendations, Vice-Chancellor has decided to move the Academic Ceremony to April 9, 2021.

      A Ceremonious Tradition

      The academic ceremony is a ceremony filled with tradition and it is open to all who are interested in attending. Besides the inaugurations and conferment ceremonies, this occasion offers processions, beautiful clothes, speeches and a great deal of joy.

      After the official ceremony in church the festivities continue with mingling at the ”Kårhuset” (the Student Union building) in “Boulognerparken” (Boulogner park) and with an inauguration dinner at the University restaurant “Götasalen” for specially invited guests.

      The University of Skövde was established in 1977 and as a young higher education institution the University wishes to take care of an academic tradition and time-honored customs while also preserving its own history and identity. This certainly applies to the academic ceremonies and events that have been celebrated in our country since the Middle ages.