Inauguration of Uppsala University’s new vice-chancellor

On 18 December, Uppsala University will inaugurate a new Vice-Chancellor. Current Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson will hand over the duties of her office to Anders Hagfeldt at a traditional succession ceremony in the Grand Auditorium. Due to the pandemic, the ceremony will be held without a live audience, but will be available for viewers online.

The succession ceremony at Uppsala University is a traditional and solemn occasion. The Royal Academic Orchestra performs, the outgoing Vice-Chancellor gives a parting speech and the new Vice-Chancellor holds a programmatic address. In addition, outgoing Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Malmberg will be thanked and incoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor Coco Norén will be welcomed. But above all, there will be the ceremonial inauguration of the new Vice-Chancellor.

Watch the livestream of the succession ceremony here.

Inauguration of Uppsala University’s new vice-chancellor
Last modified: 2021-02-18