Every other year Jönköping University celebrates academic festivities with an inauguration and conferment ceremony.

The inauguration of full professors and conferment of PhDs takes place every 18 months at Jönköping University. The celebration is an impressive occasion with many guests, beautiful, festive clothes, speeches and live music.

See a movie from the Academic Ceremony 2024

See a slideshow of the Academic Ceremony 2024

09:00-14:00 Installation lectures by new professors and prize winners

The Thursday public lectures will be given by those professors who will be inaugurated at the Academic Ceremony as well as the winners of the Pedagogical Prize a

You are welcome to Hb116 (Vistasalen) och Hc113 (Tvetasalen) at HLK External link, opens in new window. to listen to the lectures.

More information to follow

10:00-12:00 Lectures by honorary doctors

The Friday public lectures will be given by JU's newly appointed honorary doctors.

You are welcome to the JMW salen in the University Library to listen to the lectures.

16:00-18:00 Ceremoni at Spira Concert Hall followed by mingel drinks and canapés.

18:45 Transportation to the dinner venue will be available for guests

19:00-01:00 Banquet at Science Park Towers, four-course meal with speeches and entertainment

Dress code

Dress code for promovendi och installandi

For promovendi and installandi, the dress code is full dress. This means strictly formal attire.

Men are expected to wear a tailcoat along with a white waistcoat and a white bow tie, complemented by black shoes and socks.

Women have the option of a long black gown or a long skirt with a jacket. This must be truly dressy.

Dress code for guests

Are you invited only to the ceremony the dress code is business attire.

If you are invited to the ceremony and subsequent dinner, the dress code is formal attire, which means black tailcoat with a white shirt, white waistcoat and white bow tie, or a long evening dress or long skirt in any color of choice.
Military uniforms, and traditional/folk costumes are also considered acceptable as formal attire for both men and women.


Is it possible to wear just a black suit and a nice dress to the banquet?
Yes it is. The dress recommendation for the banquet is formal attire, but as a guest, you can choose to deviate from the recommendation and wear a dark suit instead, and you are equally welcome. However, you should be aware that you may be alone at your table not wearing formal attire.


Were can I rent a tailcoat?

In Jönköping you can rent a tailcoat from Kristina Brud & Fest External link, opens in new window.

They have extensive experience in renting out formal clothes during Academic Ceremony.