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A long-awaited Doctoral award ceremony

Published: 17 October 2022

On Saturday 8 October it was finally time for the Doctoral award ceremony – the first one since the pandemic started. At the ceremony 125 new doctors, 25 jubilee doctors and 8 honorary doctors were conferred their degrees. In addition, the receivers of Vice-Chancellor Mårten Carlsson's award, the SLU Medals for Distinguished Service and the SLU Educational awards were presented.

The students assemble with massed standards led by Procession Marshal (and veterinary student) Agnes Söderqvist.
The students assemble with massed standards led by Procession Marshal (and veterinary student) Agnes Söderqvist. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
A festively dressed Vice-Chancellor Maria Knutson Wedel at the podium on the Doctoral Award Ceremony.
Vice-Chancellor Maria Knutson Wedel gave the opening speech. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
Professor Rodomiro Ortiz  gives the honorary lecture at the ceremony.
"Climate and environmentally-focused plant breeding for increased food and nutrition security" Rodomiro Ortiz, professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding, gave the honorary lecture "Climate and environmentally-focused plant breeding for increased food and nutrition security". Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
Promotor Ulf Magnusson raises the doctor's hat of honorary doctor Brenda Bonnett who was unable to attend the ceremony. Above Ulf's head a picture of Brenda is shown.
Brenda Bonnett, Honorary doctor of veterinary medicine, was unable to attend and therefore promoted in her absence. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
Shakuntala Thilsted and Madeleine Fogde on stage wearing their doctor's hats.
Shakuntala Thilsted and Madeleine Fogde, both new honorary doctors at the faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
Three new doctors on stage.
Three new doctors at the faculty of Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Sciences. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
A picture of a female student at the podium.
Ida Segesten, chair of Sluss (the collaborative body for the student unions at SLU), gave the student’s speech. Photo: Viktor Wrange
Jubilee doctor Stig Einarsson at the podium.
Stig Einarsson, jubilee doctor of veterinary medicine, gave the speech from the jubilee doctors. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
VIce-Chancellor Maria Knutson Wedel gives Lenka Kuglerova the diploma of the individual pedagogical award.
Lenka Kuglerova, recipient of the individual Pedagogical Award 2022 Photo: Viktor Wrange
Three delegates from KV-DOV received the pedagogical team award on stage.
The teachers at the department of clinical sciences – veterinary nursing were awarded the group prize of the pedagogical award of 2022. Anja Pedersen, Katrin Lindroth and Anna Bergh represented the group on stage. Photo: Viktor Wrange
Philip McCleaf receives Vice-Chancellor Mårten Carlsson's award on stage.
Philip McCleaf, water resources engineer at Uppsala vatten, was awarded Vice-Chancellor Mårten Carlsson’s award. Photo: Viktor Wrange
The three recipients of the SLU medals of honor on stage.
The recipients of this year’s Medals for Distinguished Service: Researcher Michael Bertram (the silver medal), Associate Professor Rosario García Gil (the smaller Gold Medal) and Professor Harry Blokhuis (the Great Medal). Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
Happy new doctors in forest science leaving the aula.
Proud new doctors at the faculty of Forest Sciences. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
Honorary doctor Rune Andersson wearing his doctor's hat in front of the main entrance of SLU in Uppsala.
Rune Andersson, one of the new honorary doctors of the faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Sciences, in front of the SLU main entrance. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
A candlelit banquet in the ancient hall of Rikssalen at Uppsala castle.
Festive atmosphere at the banquet at Uppsala castle. Photo: Viktor Wrange
The toastmaster for the evening at the podium.
Mika Berglund – the toastmaster for the evening Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
The A cappella group Riltons Vänner sing on stage in Uppsala castle.
The a cappella group Riltons Vänner entertained at the banquet. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
A cheerful Monika Stridsman, honorary doctor of forest sciences, at the podium of Rikssalen at Uppsala castle.
The speech from the honorary doctors was given by Monika Stridsman, honorary doctor of forest sciences. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
Dark silhouettes of people dancing to the music performed by Soul Pack. Colourful lights on stage.
Soul Pack entertained the audience through the night. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner