Inauguration ceremony for new professors

Last changed: 23 February 2023

New professors at SLU can choose to be formally appointed during a ceremony – the professorial inauguration. These ceremonies are held twice a year, in March/April at Ultuna and in May alternating years in Umeå or Alnarp.

The ceremony will only be held if a certain number of new professors are taking part. The ceremony is preceded by lectures by the new professors (installandi).


The new professors give lectures in connection with the inauguration ceremony, during one or two days depending on the number of new professors.

Inauguration ceremony

The vice-chancellor of SLU hosts the ceremony in Ultuna. The ceremonies in Umeå and Alnarp are hosted by the dean.

After the ceremony, there is a dinner for invited guests.