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Commemoration 2021

The Commemoration Ceremony is held on 12 November.

Ceremony in the Ceremonial Hall

The ceremony takes place from 13:45 to 15:30 and is for invited guests.

The Chair of the Board, Rector, and the Student Council President give speeches, and a reseacher gives a scientific Commemorative Lecture.

The Teacher of the Year Award, The Innovation Award and The Study Environment Award are awarded. Honorary doctorates and doctorates are proclaimed and students who have been awarded for their prize paper receive a gold or silver medal.

The University of Copenhagen Wind Players perform the traditional Fanfare, and the University of Copenhagen Choir perform the University hymn Holy Flame.

The ceremony is followed by a reception. 

Evening event

The evening event takes place at the Copenhagen Opera House, where where the operetta The Merry Widow (German: Die lustige Witwe) by the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár will be performed.

The operahouse

Photo: Steen Larsen