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PhD graduation ceremony

In 2017 the Faculty of Health will introduce a new, festive tradition to celebrate the degree conferment for PhD graduates and new doctors – a celebration of the successful completion of their studies and research.

The ceremony will be held twice a year in May and November.

The first ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 at 3 p.m. in the University’s Aula. The ceremony will contain ceremonial and festive speechs, presentation and distribution of diplomas, awarding of the JCD prize and musical entertainment followed by a reception.

Moving day of the JCD Prize
From 2017 the JCD Prize (the good PhD Supervisor) will be awarded at the new graduation ceremony and no longer at the PhD day, as previously.

The award was founded by the PhD Association in 2012 in the name of Professor, DMSc Jens Christian Djurhuus, in honour of his long-standing work with PhD students.
In addition to the honour, the winner is awarded DKK 25,000.

Inspiration for the JCD Prize 2017

Invitation to the event
For the first ceremony in May 2017, we will invite doctors who have graduated from Health in the period of June 2016 (i.e. after the latest Master graduation ceremony) to 15 May 2017, and PhD graduates who have obtained their degree from Health in the period of 1 December 2016 to 15 May 2017.

Please note that it is not possible to sign up for the event. Due to space limitations the ceremony will be exclusively for invited guest with entrance passes. Invitations will be sent out during the period of March 2017 to 15 May 2017.

The graduates can invite 2 guests in addition to their supervisor to attend the ceremony.

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Revised 16.05.2017