Opening Ceremony of the 60th Academic Year 2018-2019

Monday, September 10, 2018

The Opening Ceremony ot the 60th Academic Year of the University of Oulu will be held on Monday, September 10 at 3.15 p.m. in Saalastinsali. The main speech will be delivered by Minister of Education Sanni Grahn-Laasonen. The event is open to the whole academic community, both for staff and students.


Academic Procession of the Professors

Opening Speech
Rector Jouko Niinimäki

The Society's Address
Minister of Education
Sanni Grahn-Laasonen

Students' Address
Kalle Parviainen
Chairman of the Board
Student Union of the University of Oulu

Science with Arctic Attitude - presentations
of the research at the University of Oulu

Presentation of the University of Oulu Awards

Music in the Opening Ceremony
by Oulu University Chamber Orchestra


Enquiries: or tel. 0294 484 092


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

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Event location

University of Oulu, Linnanmaa, Saalastinsali

Event address

Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, 90570 Oulu

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Last updated: 28.8.2018