The first academic ceremonies in Sweden date back to Uppsala and the 1480s. The first concrete evidence of a doctoral ceremony is documented on 22 January in the year 1600. Today the academic ceremony (akademisk högtid) has become broader and includes doctoral promotions (doktorspromotion), promotions of honorary doctors (hedersdoktorer) and installations of professors (professorsinstallation). [Excerpt].
Søilen, Klaus Solberg
"Academical Dress in Sweden,"
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