Hats off to the doctors!

On June 17, the University of Montpellier held its doctoral graduation ceremony. Of the 553 graduates for the year 2023, 236 came to receive their diplomas in person on the stage of the Corum... Before marching, with fanfare, through the streets of the city to the Jardin des Plantes for an evening to which family and friends were invited. A look back in pictures.

The wait

The doctoral graduation ceremony began at 4pm, but there were already plenty of young PhDs in the Corum hall at 2pm. This was an opportunity to share a coffee with former colleagues, or to chat with one's thesis director. 

The ceremony

236 young doctors and their families attended the graduation ceremony. For almost 3 hours, speeches and photo sessions were interspersed with a few skits put on by Collecthihihif!

Some graduates

The parade 

On leaving the Corum, doctors and public joined in a festive procession from the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle to the Jardin des Plantes, via the Place de la Comédie and the Arc de Triomphe. All to the sound of the brass band.

Garden Evening

From 7.30pm onwards, the 600 guests enjoyed an evening in the Jardin and a buffet offered by the University and catered by Grand.