Monday, 10 June 2024, h 7 PM, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna.

The ceremony is dedicated to PhD graduates of cycles XXXIV and XXXV who earned their degree by December 31st, 2023 and signed up for it. Since registrations are closed, those who have not yet registered can send an email to 

The ceremony will be held in the presence of the Mayor of Bologna Matteo Lepore.

The inaugural speeches will be given by:

Manuela Ferracin, PhD in Pharmacology and Molecular Oncology, Coordinator of the PhD Course in Oncology, Hematology and Pathology, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Alessandro Vanoli, PhD in European Social History, historian and writer.

!!! In case of rain, the ceremony will be held at Pop Up Cinema Medica 4k, Via Monte Grappa, 9. For space reasons, in this case registered guests will not be admitted to the ceremony. We remind you that the ceremony will be broadcast on the University YouTube channel 

Ceremony PhD Degree

Doctoral studies represent not only the highest level of education provided for by the Italian system but also a very important research training experience, essential for young people who will be committed to strengthen and advance the cultural growth of society.

With this event, in the heart of the city, the University of Bologna wants to affirm the value and importance of this academic programme and to pay due attention to each and every one of you.

The knowledge, ideas and skills of our students represent a cultural and scientific heritage that belongs not only to the university community, but to society as a whole.

Piazza Maggiore