Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year | University of Oulu 60 Years

Monday, September 2, 2019

This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the University of Oulu. We have always looked into the future and worked for a more sustainable, healthy and intelligent world.​ We continue this work based on our 60 years of experience.

Welcome to celebrate our anniversary to

the Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year
on 2nd September 2019 at 3.15 pm at Linnanmaa campus, Restaurant Napa.

The main opening event is intended for the whole University community –
for staff, alumni and students alike.


Academic Procession of the Professors

Opening Speech
Rector Jouko Niinimäki

The Alumns Address
Jussi Pesonen
Honorary doctor

The Government´s Address
Tuomo Puumala
State Secretary
Ministry of Education

Students' Address
Miriam Putula
Chairman of the Board
Student Union of the University of Oulu

Science with Arctic Attitude - presentations
of the research at the University of Oulu
professor Maarit Järvenpää, mathematics
professor Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen, philosophy
researcher Marja Matinmikko-Blue, wireless communications

Presentation of the University of Oulu Awards

Music in the Opening Ceremony
by Oulu University Chamber Orchestra and
University of Oulu Student Union Mixed Choir Cassiopeia

Simultaneous interpretation into English!

Registration to the event has closed. The event is full.

You can watch the event online at

Enquiries: or tel. 0294 484 092


The opening ceremony is preceded by an ecumenical service in St. Luke's Chapel (Yliopistokatu 7) at 1.30 p.m.

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Event location

University of Oulu, Linnanmaa

Event address

90570 Oulu

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Last updated: 26.8.2019