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Tampere University celebrates new academic year on 5 September – Follow the Opening Ceremony and Awards Ceremony online

Published on 16.8.2022
Tampere University
Tampere University will organise the Opening Ceremony of the new academic year at 12.30 on Monday 5 September in the Festia building on Hervanta campus. Foundations’ Awards Ceremony starts at 15.00. You can follow the events online.

President Mari Walls’s speech opens the new academic year. Director of Corporate Services Juhani Sand from the wellbeing services county of Pirkanmaa gives the keynote speech. Aleksi Niemi, Chair of the TREY Student Union, will bring the students’ perspective to the ceremony. 

The Alumnus/Alumna of the Year nomination and the Docent of the Year nomination will also be unveiled. 

After the opening festivities at 15.00, an Awards Ceremony will begin in which commendable persons in the fields of research, education and societal interaction will be awarded. The ceremony is organised by the University of Tampere Foundation and the Industrial Research Fund at Tampere University of Technology. 

The Opening Ceremony and the Awards Ceremony are open to the public and will also be streamed online. Registration for the events has ended, but you can follow the events online. 

Here's the link for joining the live streaming. The same link is in use both for the Opening Ceremony and the Awards Ceremony. 

The programme of the Opening Ceremony 

The programme of the Awards Ceremony 

During the opening day, there will also be programme targeted especially for students. Opening Festival, organised by TREY, will take place on the campus grounds in the afternoon. 

You are warmly welcome to the opening day events! 

More information:

Opening Ceremony: events [at] (events[at]tuni[dot]fi)

Awards Ceremony: mira.toroi [at] (mira[dot]toroi[at]tuni[dot]fi)