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Doctoral award ceremony 2018

Published: 11 October 2018

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

Opening speech by vice-chancellor Peter Högberg. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
Bertil Järplid, Jubilee doctor in veterinary medicine. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
Honorary doctors at SLU 2018: Eleanor Milner Gulland, Cathy Carlson, Anders Wall, Heidi Andersson, Vera Bitsch och Louise Fortmann. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
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
Professor Marie Bengtsson receives the SLU Educational Award for individuals. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
Senior Librarian Lillemor Lyrén receives the SLU Educational Award for groups on behalf of her team. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
Lecturer Jan Larsson receives Vice-Chancellor Mårten Carlsson’s Award. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
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
Dinner in the Hall of State, Uppsala Castle. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU


Jenny Sälgeback, Academy Steward
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