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Opening ceremony of the academic year 2022–2023 of Tampere University

Tampere University
LocationKorkeakoulunkatu 8, Tampere
Tampere University, Hervanta campus / Festia building
Date5.9.2022 9.30–11.00
Entrance feeFree of charge
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The opening ceremony of the academic year 2022–2023 will be celebrated on 5 September 2022.

Here's the link for joining the live streaming.   

The opening of the academic year at Tampere University is celebrated again as a public event, this time at Hervanta campus.    

You're warmly welcome to join the programme, including speeches and announcing of the Alumnus/Alumna of the Year. Information on speakers will be updated shortly.   


  • Academic procession arrives in the hall   
  • Opening speechMari Walls, President of the University 
  • Keynote speechJuhani Sand, Director of Corporate services, the wellbeing services county of Pirkanmaa 
  • Announcing the Alumnus/Alumna of the YearMari Walls 
  • Announcing the Docent of the Year Mari Walls 
  • Speech by a student union representativeAleksi Niemi, Trey Chair 
  • Choir music  
  • Coffee & refreshments   


Please fill in the participation form here by Friday, 26 August 2022.  

The ceremony will be also live-streamed and can be followed online.

During the opening day, there will also be programme targeted especially for students when the Opening Festival takes place on campus ground after the opening ceremony. The opening festivities are also followed by an award ceremony where commendable persons on the fields of science, education and societal interaction will be awarded.  



Further information