Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2023–2024

The Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2023–2024 of the University of Oulu will be held on the 4th of September 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.

Event information



Venue location

Saalastinsali /Saalasti Hall

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Register to the event here by 27 August


Academic Procession of the Professors

Opening Speech
Rector Jouko Niinimäki

Keynote speech
President of Sitra Atte Jääskeläinen

Students’ Address
Chair of the Board, Student Union of the University of Oulu Suvi-Anna Salminen

Peeks into research
Professor Marko Huttula, Hydrogen Reserarch
Associate Professor Anna Krzywoszynska, Transdisciplinary Human-Environment Relations
Assistant Professor Ella Peltonen, Computer Science

Awarding the distinguished members of the University community

Music by the Ensemble of the University of Oulu Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble from Cassiopeia

Coffee service after the ceremony

Dress code: smart casual, dark suite for the academic procession of the professors


Ecumenical service will take place in Saint Luke’s Chapel, Yliopistokatu 7, at 1.30 p.m.

Last updated: 16.8.2023