Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year

Monday, September 7, 2020

The Opening Ceremony of the academic year 20202021 will be held online on Monday 7 September starting at 3.15 p.m.  The event is for the whole university community, including staff, students and alumni  and for the greater audience.


Opening Speech, rector Jouko Niinimäki
The Government's Address, Annika Saarikko, Minister of Science and Culture
Students' Address, Eetu Leinonen, Chairman of the Board, Student Union of the University of Oulu

Science with Arctic Attitude  peeks into the research at the University of Oulu

Oamk students' dance performance

Presentation of the University of Oulu Awards

Music by Oulu University Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Welcome to the virtual Opening!


The opening ceremony is preceded by an ecumenical service in St. Luke's Chapel at 1.30 p.m.


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Last updated: 4.9.2020