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Last week was the final stage in the Finnish PhD process: the Promootio.

The event is held over several days, and is when the Masters and Doctors of Finnish universities receive their insignia. For Masters, this is a laurel wreath and a gold ring. For Doctors, it’s a top hat and sword.

After the event, at Senaatintori, with my top hat and sword

If you want, you can watch the whole two-and-a-half-hour event on youtube:

The insignia won’t be used very often, but it was amazing to take part in such an old aspect of Finnish culture.


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