Conferment of Doctoral Degrees

Welcome to Tampere University’s doctoral conferment on 6—8 June 2025

The ceremonial conferment of doctoral degrees is the highest and most prestigious academic celebration and a tradition that spans several centuries. “Promootio”, the Finnish word for conferment, comes from the Latin verb “promovere”, which means promotion, advancement, and elevation. The purpose of the conferment ceremony is to highlight the value of and respect for research and education.

The multidisciplinary Tampere University was established through the merger of Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere at the beginning of 2019. The first doctoral conferment of the new university was celebrated in August 2022.

Tampere University’s next doctoral conferment will be arranged in June 2025. The main event, the festive conferment ceremony, will be organised at Tampere Hall on Saturday 7 June.

The joint doctoral conferment of all the faculties is meant for doctoral graduates from the new Tampere University and from the university’s predecessors Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere who have not yet participated in a conferment ceremony.

Registration for the event will begin in December 2024. Information on acquiring the doctoral hat and sword, the programme of the conferment events and registration will be updated on this page.

Welcome to join the academic celebration!


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