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Insignia

At the doctoral degree ceremony MDU’s doctoral students can choose to wear a doctoral cap or a laurel wreath. As a doctor, you can also order a doctoral ring.

Doctoral cap

The doctoral cap symbolises freedom and power. It is always black, pleated fabric and has a gold-coloured buckle from the University.

Below you will find information on how to buy your own doctoral cap or how to book a loan cap.

Buy a doctoral cap

Due to the corona pandemic, the Academic Ceremonies at the universities have been postponed. As the Ceremonies can now resume, this means that the hatmakers are very busy. Therefore, unfortunately, it is not possible to have a personal doctoral cap delivered to the Academic Ceremony.

It is possible to order a doctoral cap from Franzéns Hattmakeri, but delivery will take place after 7 October 2022. The price of a doctoral cap is SEK 5680.

Contact details

Franzéns Hattmakeri
Västra Skansgatan 1B
413 02 Gothenburg

Telephone: 073-701 43 09
Email: info@hattmakarna.se
Website: www.hattmakarna.se External link.

Borrow a doctoral cap from MDU

MDU has fifteen doctoral caps in five varied sizes which can be borrowed. The lending will be done in the order in which the requests are made. To try out the caps for size and booking, please visit the Student Centre in Västerås. Please note: All MDU’s doctoral caps are currently booked.

Borrow a doctoral cap from Karolinska Institute

It is possible to borrow a doctoral cap from Karolinska Institutet (KI). The doctoral cap will have KI's badge.

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The right size of your doctoral cap

If you have questions regarding the size of your doctoral cap or need assistance with measuring, please contact Franzéns Hattmakeri.

Contact details

Franzéns Hattmakeri
Västra Skansgatan 1B
413 02 Gothenburg

Telephone: 073-701 43 09
Email: info@hattmakarna.se
Website: www.hattmakarna.se External link.

Ordering a laurel wreath

The laurel wreath was in ancient times a symbol of victory, but in the university world it is a reward for academic labours.

All wreaths must be ordered from Interflora Amaryllis in Västerås for them to have a uniform appearance. The price of the wreath is SEK 850.

Contact details

Interflora Amaryllis
Hantverkargatan 9
722 12 Västerås

Telephone: 021-41 85 60
Email: interflora@amaryllis021.se
Website: www.amaryllis.interflorabutiker.se External link.
Opening times: Monday-Friday 09:30-18:00, Saturday 09:30-16:00, Sunday 12:00-16:00

Ordering a doctoral ring

It is optional for promovendi/new doctors to buy a ring and it has no significance at the Academic Ceremony. Honorary doctors, on the other hand, will receive the ring as a gift from the University during the conferment ceremony.

The doctoral ring is traditionally worn on the left ring finger over the wedding or engagement ring and symbolises the doctor’s loyalty to scholarship.

Prices:
Ring in red gold SEK 9 900.
Ring in white gold SEK 11 500.

The delivery time is approximately one week from the date of ordering.

Contact details

Juvelen
Västra Ringvägen 21A
724 61 Västerås

Contact person: Calle
Telephone: 070-314 56 87
Email: calle@juvelen.se
Website: www.juvelen.se External link.
Opening times: Tuesday-Wednesday you may make a booking with them, Thursday-Friday 11:00-18:00 and Saturday 11:00-14:00

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