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No honorary doctors appointed for 2021

Published: 04 February 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, no doctoral award ceremony was arranged at SLU in 2020. This means that those appointed honorary doctors at one of SLU’s four faculties in spring 2020 have not yet had the opportunity to attend a doctoral award ceremony. We hope that this will be possible during the autumn of 2021. We’re monitoring the pandemic situation and expect to take a decision in June on whether the 2021 doctoral award ceremony can take place.

As last year’s honorary doctors have not yet had the opportunity to attend an award ceremony, the decision has been taken to pause the appointment of new honorary doctors. This means that the faculties must not appoint any new honorary doctors for 2021. A decision on whether new honorary doctors will be appointed in 2022 is expected towards the end of the year.  

Information on previously appointed honorary doctors at SLU: Honorary doctors at SLU

The 2021 doctoral award ceremony is planned for 9 October.


Jenny Sälgeback, Academy Steward
Vice-Chancellor's Office, SLU, +46 18 67 10 74+46 70-676 65 96