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Doctoral conferral 2022 – programme

Doctoral conferral 2022 – programme

The Doctoral Conferral Ceremony (ceremony in the Concert Hall and the Ecumenical Service) on 20 May will be streamed live via Livekatsomo.

Programme at the Concert Hall, 20 May 2022



Alfred Anderssén (1887–1940):
Högtidsmarsch till Åbo Akademi (1938)
Arrangement: Sauli Huhtala
Akademiska Orkestern vid Åbo Akademi


Jean Sibelius (1865–1957):
Jean Sibelius: Finlandia, op. 26

Florakören vid Åbo Akademi, Studentkören Brahe Djäknar
and Akademiska Orkestern vid Åbo Akademi
Conductor: Sauli Huhtala
Choir rehersal: Ulf Långbacka

Address of welcome

Professor Mikael Lindfelt, Rector at Åbo Akademi University


Jean Sibelius:
Vid slottsporten, op.46
Sauli Huhtala:
Por la Vida (till livet)

Reetta-Liina Armio, violine
Akademiska Orkestern vid Åbo Akademi

Conferrer’s speach

Professor Mark S. Johnson

Conferral ceremony

Professor Peter Nynäs, conferrer for humanities, psychology and logopedics (Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology)

Professor Ingvar Dahlbacka, conferrer for theology (Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology)

Professor Ria Heilä-Ylikallio, conferrer for education and welfare studies (Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies)

Professor Carsten Anckar, conferrer for social sciences, business and economics (Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics)

Professor Mark S. Johnsson, conferrer for natural sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Professor Dmitry Murzin, conferrer for technology (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

National Anthem
Fredrik Pacius (1809–1891)
Lyrics: J.L. Runeberg


Joseph Haydn (1732–1809):
March for the Royal Society of Musicians

Procession from the Concert Hall to Turku Cathedral

Ecumenical service in Turku Cathedral

Updated 16.5.2022