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Academic ceremonies

A number of academic ceremonies are arranged by KTH each year. They are held to celebrate Academic achievements such as the conferment of new doctors, inauguration of new professors as well as graduation ceremony for masters, masters of engineering and architects. Academic prizes and awards are given out during the ceremonies. At KTH, the conferment ceremony is held in November and the Diploma ceremonies are held in May and December.

Conferment of new doctors and inauguration of new professors

The Conferment of doctoral degrees and inauguration of new professor's is the university’s largest ceremonial occasion. The ceremony is primarily intended for those who have recently completed their postgraduate studies and taken their doctoral degree and the newly appointed professors of KTH. the ceremony has existed since 1927 at KTH but has developed as a tradition within the academia over the course of centuries.

The ceremony takes place in the Stockholm Concert hall, third Friday in November every year. The ceremony is a splendid tradition mixed with musical entertainment by the KTH academic orchestra consisting of teachers and students conducted by director musices Mats Janhagen. The ceremony is followed by a banquet and ball room dancing in the City hall of Stockholm.

Upcoming ceremonies:

Friday February 19th 2021

Friday November 19th 2021

Graduation ceremony

The graduation for Masters, masters of engineering and architects takes place in the City Hall of Stockholm in May and December each year.

The president of KTH present the diplomas to each graduate, and the ceremony in a solemn manner mixed with musical entertainment by the KTH academic orchestra conducted by director musices Mats Janhagen and the wonderful chorus of the student choir. The graduation ceremony ends with a cocktail reception on behalf of KTH and the president, in the magnificent state rooms of City Hall for all graduates and their guests.

Upcoming ceremonies:

December 15, 16, 17 & 18 2020

May 26 & 27 2021


For questions regarding the academic ceremonies please contact master of ceremonies Hanna Sundelin by e-mail