Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2022–2023 

The Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2022–2023 of the University of Oulu will be held on the 5th of September 2022 at 3.15 pm in Saalasti Hall in Linnanmaa campus (Pentti Kaiteran katu 1).  The event is for university staff, students, alumni and friends of the University. 
Two students sitting outside, talking and laughing.

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Saalastinsali / Saalasti Hall

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The registration is closed on 22 August.  You can follow the live broadcast here (no registration needed). 


Academic Procession of the Professors 

Opening Speech 
Rector Jouko Niinimäki 

The Government's Address 
Minister of Social Affairs and Health Hanna Sarkkinen 

Students’ Address 
Chair of the Board, Student Union of the University of Oulu Lotta Leinonen 

Peeks into research 
Professor Marja Vääräsmäki, women’s health  
Professor Julia Jäkel, psychology 


We will also award distinguished members of the University community. The music is provided by the Ensemble of the University of Oulu Chamber Orchestra. The estimated end time is 4.30 pm and refreshments will be served after the ceremony. 

The registration link will be published later on this page. 



See also: The ecumenical service for the opening of the academic year 

Last updated: 5.9.2022