Tampere University’s conferment ceremony took place on 12–14 August 2022
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 the 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 new University’s first Conferment Ceremony was all faculties’ joint event in which 235 doctors, who have earned their degree at the new Tampere University or its predecessors, and the new University’s first 14 honorary doctors were conferred.
The main event, the Conferment Ceremony, took place at Tampere Hall on Saturday 13 August. At the Conferment Ceremony, doctors received the doctoral hat as a symbol of academic freedom and – with the exception of Doctors of Science in Technology or Architecture, Doctors of Philosophy representing the field of technology, and honorary doctors – the doctoral sword.
Thank you for taking part in the academic celebration!