Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2022–2023 

The Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2022–2023 of the University of Oulu will be held on the 5th of September 2022 at 3.15 pm in Saalasti Hall in Linnanmaa campus (Pentti Kaiteran katu 1).  The event is for university staff, students, alumni and friends of the University. 
Man wearing a doctoral hat. His hand is on the peak of the hat. Flowers blossom.

Event information




Saalastinsali / Saalasti Hall

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Jouko Niinimäki, Rector 

Hanna Sarkkinen, Minister of Social Affairs and Health 

Lotta Leinonen, Chairman of the Board, OYY 


Peeks into research 

Marja Vääräsmäki, professor 

Timo Fabritius, professor 

Julia Jäkel, professor 


We will also award distinguished members of the University community. The music is provided by the Ensemble of the University of Oulu Chamber Orchestra. 

There will be coffee after the party. The registration link will be published later on this page. 



See also: The ecumenical service for the opening of the academic year 

Last updated: 15.6.2022