Academic ceremonies

Each year a number of ceremonies are organised by Karolinska Institutet. Activities include the welcoming of new students, conferring of doctor's degrees, professorial awards and academic prizes.

Some 900 guests, supervisors and families along with the KI management and honoured guests gathered in the Blue Hall of the Stockholm City Hall on 22 May to celebrate the graduation of 126 new doctors and four honorary doctors.

News and announcements

New professors were installed

28 Oct
On the evening of 24 October, the newly installed professors and recipients of this year’s major academic prizes received their diplomas in front of the academy and their families in Aula Medica’s Erling Persson hall.

The auditorium was officially opened

14 Oct
On 11 October, six years after the Erling-Persson Family Foundation’s donation of SEK 350 million, which made the construction of Aula Medica possible, the auditorium was finally officially opened.

Conferment on Norway’s national day

22 May
The conferment ceremony on 17 May in the Stockholm City Hall was a milestone occasion for the evening’s celebrities, as they closed the book on many years of doctoral studies that led, no least, to a PhD to add to their diploma collection.
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Ceremony administrator
Karin Björklund-Jonsson


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Ceremony administrator
Maria Lancella


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Master of ceremonies
Ylva Blomberg


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