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Doctoral award ceremony 2018

Published: 11 October 2018
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SLU’s annual doctoral award ceremony took place on Saturday, October 6, in Uppsala. Diplomas, rings and laurel wreaths or doctoral hats were presented to 53 doctors by examination, 4 jubilee doctors, and 6 honorary doctors at SLU’s four faculties. The ceremony also recognised those who have made valuable contributions to the university in various ways.

The doctoral award ceremony is SLU's largest ceremonial occasion. The ceremony was solemn – as expected – with processions, festive music and evening dresses.

Vice-Chancellor Peter Högberg began his opening speech by stating that SLU is a proud, young and internationally renowned agricultural and environmental university, and gave examples of how the university is placed in various international rankings. He also mentioned the recent evaluation project Quality and Impact 2018, in which SLU´s research and collaboration with the surrounding world were rated Good to Excellent.

The conferment of doctoral degrees was done by faculty. Also recognized were those who received SLU's excellence awards and medals for distinguished sevice.

The ceremony was following by a dinner at Uppsala Castle.

Presentation of honorary doctors at SLU

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Opening speech by vice-chancellor Peter Högberg. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
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Bertil Järplid, Jubilee doctor in veterinary medicine. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
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Honorary doctors at SLU 2018: Eleanor Milner Gulland, Cathy Carlson, Anders Wall, Heidi Andersson, Vera Bitsch och Louise Fortmann. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
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Javier Segura, Elisabeth Wallin and Kerstin Varenius – three of the new doctors by examination at the Faculty of Forest Sciences. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
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Professor Marie Bengtsson receives the SLU Educational Award for individuals. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
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Senior Librarian Lillemor Lyrén receives the SLU Educational Award for groups on behalf of her team. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
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Lecturer Jan Larsson receives Vice-Chancellor Mårten Carlsson’s Award. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
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SLU´s Medals for Distinguished Service were received by Senior Lecturer Anna Wallenbeck, Professor Ulf Gärdenfors and Emerita Professor Barbara Ekbom. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
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Dinner in the Hall of State, Uppsala Castle. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU

Contact

Jenny Sälgeback, Academy Steward
Vice-Chancellor's Office, SLU
jenny.salgeback@slu.se, +46 18 67 10 74+46 70-676 65 96

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