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Award ceremony for doctoral graduates and alumni

Graduation ceremony recognising the achievements of doctoral graduates and alumni 2019

Hat throwing at the doctoral graduation and anniversary ceremony in 2018

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In 2019, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg is to celebrate the achievements of this year’s doctoral graduates with a central awards ceremony, welcoming them into the alumni family.

The ceremony will also honour all those who obtained a doctoral degree from FAU 15, 25 or 50 years ago, all of whom are invited to attend an alumni dinner the evening before. The ceremony offers the perfect occasion for all generations of the FAU family to meet, for alumni to return to their alma mater and for the doctoral graduates to celebrate completing their doctoral theses together with their families.

Date: Friday 11 October 2019 and Saturday 12 October 2019

Information for doctoral graduates

Completing their doctoral thesis marks a special moment in the life of new graduates. FAU will celebrate this achievement on Saturday 12 October 2019, with an award ceremony for this year’s doctoral graduates in the Heinrich-Lades-Halle in Erlangen. In a special ceremony, doctoral graduates will receive their degree certificates, followed by a champagne reception with snacks which will give them the opportunity to chat and enjoy a pleasant afternoon with other former doctoral graduates.

Date: Saturday 12 October 2019

Event location: Heinrich-Lades-Halle, Rathausplatz 1, 91052 Erlangen (directions available on the location’s website)

Participation: An invitation is extended to all those who completed their doctoral degrees between 1 April 2018 and 15 July 2019.

Invitation: Graduates will receive a personal invitation in good time, including more details on how to register.

Guests: Graduates may invite no more than three guests to the event.

Costs: The graduates are invited to attend the ceremony free of charge. For each of their guests, we would request a donation of 20 euros for food and drink to be placed in the donation box which will be available at the ceremony.

Schedule:

  • 9 am: Doors open
  • 10 am: Graduation ceremony for doctoral graduates
  • 12.30 pm: Champagne reception with finger food
  • 2 pm: End of the event

Registration:

 

To take part, please register via the FAU Alumni Portal.

  • Register
  • Activate account
  • Log in to portal with password
  • Select ‘Events’ in the menu
  • Select ‘2019 Award Ceremony for Doctoral Graduates and Alumni – for doctoral graduates’
  • Log in

Already have an account on the Alumni Portal? Click here to access the event website and register your participation .

Information for alumni

FAU is just as eager to stay in touch with its valued alumni as it is to encourage contact with the current members of the FAU family. A doctoral degree graduation ceremony is the perfect occasion to invite these graduates back to FAU where they spent such an important part of their lives. This is why FAU also invites alumni who graduated with a doctoral degree from the University 50, 25 and 15 years ago back to their alma mater for the ceremony. On Friday 11 October 2019, the alumni will be welcomed with a formal alumni dinner. On Saturday 12 October 2019 they will take part in the doctoral degree graduation ceremony. It is the perfect opportunity for them to re-discover their FAU, share memories and chat with the latest generation of graduates.

Dates: Friday 11 October 2019 and Saturday 12 October 2019

Participants: All alumni who completed their doctoral degree 50 (1969), 25 (1994) and 15 (2004) years ago. Please get in touch with us if you obtained your doctoral degree from FAU in one of these years.

Guests: Alumni are invited to bring one guest to the event.

Schedule:

Friday 11 October 2019: Alumni dinner celebrating the alumni’s achievements

  • 5.30 pm: Champagne reception in the Orangerie, Schlossgarten 1, 91054 Erlangen
  • 6.30 pm: Dinner with award ceremony, Redoutensaal, Theaterplatz 1, 91054 Erlangen

Event locations on Friday: Orangerie, Schlossgarten 1 and Redoutensaal, Theaterplatz 1, 91054 Erlangen (directions available on the Redoutensaal web page)

Saturday 12 October 2019: Graduation ceremony, including recognition of alumni’s achievements

  • 9 am: Doors open
  • 10 am: Ceremony recognising the achievements of doctoral graduates and alumni
  • 12.30 pm: Champagne reception with finger food
  • 2 pm: End of the event

Location on Saturday: Heinrich-Lades-Halle, Rathausplatz 1, 91052 Erlangen (directions available on the location’s website)

Registration:

To take part, please register via the FAU Alumni Portal.

  • Register
  • Activate account
  • Log in to portal with password
  • Select ‘Events’ in the menu
  • Select ‘2019 Award Ceremony for Doctoral Graduates and Alumni – for alumni’
  • Log in

Already have an account on the Alumni Portal? Click here to access the event website and register your participation .

Hotel rooms

We have allocated a number of rooms in several hotels in Erlangen for our guests. Please visit the Erlangen Tourist Information Centre’s website to reserve accommodation: .

Do you have any questions regarding the event?

Aline Looschen

  • Job title: Alumni-Management
  • Address:
    Besucher: Richard-Wagner-Straße 2
    Room 2.03
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-70209
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-70207
  • Email: aline.looschen@fau.de

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