Ilustration: Doctoral Awards Ceremony. Photo: Thor Nielsen / NTNU
Photo: Thor Nielsen / NTNU

Doctoral Awards Ceremony 2023

Welcome to Doctoral Awards Ceremony

This year’s doctoral degree awards ceremony will take place on 10 March 2023 in the Aula in the Main Building, NTNU Gløshaugen, in Trondheim.

  • Ceremony 10.03.23, time 12.00 noon – disputes 1.7. – 31.12.22

Program Doctoral awards ceremony 2023

The doctoral degree awards ceremony is a formal event with speeches, music, and the award of diplomas to the new doctoral graduates.

After the ceremony, all guests are welcome to a simple reception in Rådssalen and the Aula.

Please note that  photographers will be present to take photos.

Dress code for doctors: Dark suit

Rehearsal the day before

  • Rehearsal (everyday clothes) at 18:00, 9 March in the Aula.

Previous Doctoral Awards Ceremonies

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions from Doctors

Frequently Asked Questions

  • No, participation in the Doctoral Awards Ceremony and the party afterwards is free of charge.
  • It is NTNU's way of thanking those of you who have completed the university's highest education.
  • It is also free for your guests.
  • The ceremony is a complicated procedure with a coordinated entry procession, dedicated seating and a specific system for distributing of diplomas and photography.
  • Our experience is that those who have participated in the rehearsal are more able to enjoy the ceremony.
  • Those who have participated in the rehearsal experience less stress during the ceremony, because they know what is happening.
  • Black suit refers to daytime dressing in ceremonial circumstances, meaning, for example, that a tuxedo is not the right thing. Neither is jeans. Some doctors and guests choose to wear national costumes. We suggest that you dress nicely and in a way you feel comfortable. 
  • The dress code is mainly for the doctors. We suggest that your guests also dress accordingly. 
  • The dress code is for the ceremony. There is no need for dressing up for the rehearsal. 
  • Each doctor may bring two guests. We have sent an invitation with an online registration form where it is possible to register up to two guests.  
  • Your diploma will be sent to you after the Doctoral Awards Ceremony, from the faculty you belonged to when you defended your thesis.
  • Make sure that your faculty has your current address, so that your diploma reaches your letterbox.
  • You can unregister until the deadline expires. Go online and delete your own registration.
  • After the deadline has expired, you have to email your contact at the faculty to have you deleted from the attendant list.
  • Important: In case of illness or withdrawal the day before or on the day of the ceremony, please notify us by sending an SMS to 0047 926 03 031 or 0047 959 22 287.
  • Supervisors are regular guests, and are invited by the faculties via a dedicated registration link.
  • There are no reserved seats; they have to find a place in the seating area for all guests.
  • Public parking, administered by Trondheim Parkering, is available in the area.
  • NTNU has no special parking available for Doctoral Awards Ceremony guests.
  • We recommend taking a taxi. Buses 5, 22 and 63 might also be suitable as alternative transportation from the city centre. The buses stop right next to NTNU's Main Administration Building, which is where the Aula is located.

About the Doctoral Awards Ceremony

About the Doctoral Awards Ceremony

NTNU often names and honours one or more Honorary Doctors at the Doctoral Awards Ceremony.

NTNU’s Honoray Award (in Norwegian) is awarded at the Doctoral Awards Ceremony.

NTNU's Doctoral Awards Ceremony is held twice a year in the University's magnificent and traditional-rich Aula. The Doctoral Awards Ceremony is for everyone who has received his or her doctorate (PhD) after completing their doctoral education at the university.

NTNU Doctoral Awards Ceremony musicians.



Doctor and any questions about the Doctoral Awards Ceremony? Please contact your faculty or city by email:

ADSissel Hagen-Formo

HFHanne Siri Sund | Øyvor Nordahl Klubnes HF email

IEAnne DanielsenLena Haugen

IVElin Kristidatter SteenRuna Nilssen

MHGro Neergård | Sigrid Wold | Marianne Herman 

NV –  Anne Sæther  | Elin S.I. Kaasen | Maja Haaker

SUSiw Katrin Berg | Eli Rones Reitan

ØKSiri Garnes Kristiansen | Ingjerd Fugleberg Kildal

GjøvikIngrid von Schantz Bakka

Eirik Tiller
Communication Division
Mobile: +47 934 67 209

Doctor ring

Doctor ring

Order a ring by contacting Gullsmed Karlgård at:

Phone: +47 73 52 33 13
Adress: Nordre gt. 12, 7011 Trondheim

NTNU's doctor ring is crafted by AVS Design.

Previous Doctoral Awards Ceremonies

Previous Doctoral Awards Ceremonies