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Lectures, award ceremony and banquet at the University's annual academic celebrations

Every year in February, Örebro University is staging its academic celebrations. The festivities start on the Friday with the Vice-Chancellor’s reception and academic celebration concert. The Saturday offers popular science lectures at the Conventum Conference Centre in the town centre, followed by a conferment and award ceremony and ensuing banquet at the University.

Thomas Dausgaard, Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and new honorary doctor at Örebro University, pulled in the crowds during Saturday morning’s popular science lectures at Conventum. In his talk, he accounted for a connection between Beethoven and Örebro – with Jean Baptiste Bernadotte, later King Karl XIV Johan, as the link between the two.

Bengt Jönsson valde att lyssna på Eewa Nånberg som forskar om kemikaliers påverkan på vår hälsa.  ”Detta ligger verkligen i tiden och jag kommer att följa utvecklingen som sker på forskarsidan.”

Bengt Jönsson chose to listen to Eewa Nånberg who is researching the impact of chemicals on our health. “This is very topical, and I will follow the developments in research.”

Sjuksköterskestudenterna Björn Johansson och Jacob Ölander var på plats för att höra Karin Hugelius berätta om sin forskning om människors behov och återhämtning efter katastrofer. ”Det var intressant och vi kunde också relatera till ämnet som blivande sjuksköterskor.”

Nursing students Björn Johansson and Jacob Ölander came to hear Karin Hugelius talk about her research with regard to people’s needs and recovery following natural disasters. “It was interesting and as future nurses, we were also able to relate to the subject.”

The Vice-Chancellor’s speech opened the evening ceremony in Aula Nova at the University – he extended a special welcome to the four new professors, the four honorary doctors and the 35 new PhDs: “This is your ceremony and banquet!". Below is a link to a summary of the Vice-Chancellor’s speech.

The recipients of Örebro Student Union’s Excellent Teaching Award 2017: Inger Adolfsson, social work, and Eric Borgström, Swedish language. Extracts from the nominations: “Inger is an amazing teacher who brings her cheerful nature into every class and has an approach to help us to work forward” and “Eric is a wonderful educationalist and he represents what we as teacher students regard to be the ideal teacher."

School of Music, Theatre and Art students Johanna Petersson West, violin, and Carys James, cello, performed at the ceremony. There were also performances by Olaus Petri Vocalis and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.

After the ceremony, the guests had time to mingle before the banquet. Mischa Billing, Senior Lecturer, Amy Loutfi, Professor of Computer Science, and Åsa Öström, Professor of Culinary Arts and Meal Science.

Magnus Johansson och Marie Öhman, två av de fyra nya professorerna som installerades.

Magnus Johansson and Marie Öhman, two of the four new professors inaugurated at the ceremony.

County Governor Maria Larsson, Elisabeth Svantesson, politician and alumna from Örebro University, and Olivia Wigzell, Director-General of the National Board of Health and Welfare and Chair of Örebro University Board of Governors.

County Governor Maria Larsson, Elisabeth Svantesson, politician and alumna from Örebro University, and Olivia Wigzell, Director-General of the National Board of Health and Welfare and Chair of Örebro University Board of Governors.

Karin Oldgren, director musices och ansvarig för musiken och Monica Wettler, akademiintendent och projektledare för den akademiska högtiden.

Karin Oldgren, Director Musices and Monica Wettler, Academy Steward and Project Manager of the Academic Celebrations – on this her last year in that role.

Filip Tärnskär, member of the Student Union, Lizette Johansson, Student Union Vice-President, Rebecka Enarsson, steward, and Martina Kaiborn, steward. During the ceremony, Lizette presented the Student Union’s Excellent Teaching Award together with Vice-Chancellor Johan Schnürer.

Filip Tärnskär, member of the Student Union, Lizette Johansson, Student Union Vice-President, Rebecka Enarsson, steward, and Martina Kaiborn, steward. During the ceremony, Lizette presented the Student Union’s Excellent Teaching Award together with Vice-Chancellor Johan Schnürer.

Christina Zetterlund and Dara Rasoal were both conferred their doctoral degrees in medical science.

Christina Zetterlund and Dara Rasoal were both conferred their doctoral degrees in medical science.

Jan Mustell, lecturer in physical education, chatting to Andreas Bergh, Senior Lecturer in Education, and Lova Bergh.

Jan Mustell, lecturer in physical education, chatting to Andreas Bergh, Senior Lecturer in Education, and Lova Bergh.

Read Vice-Chancellor Johan Schnürer’s speech (summary)

Photo: Kicki Nilsson, ICON
Photo Conventum: Maria Elisson and Jasenka Dobric