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Updated 15.8.2022 | 13:08

Opening ceremony of the academic year 1.9.2022

Thu 1.9.2022 | 15:15 - 17:00

Vaasan yliopisto
Auditorio Lévon
Wolffintie 34

University of Vaasa invites you to the Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2022-2023
on Thursday September 1st 2022 at 3.15pm (Note the later start)

The ceremony takes place in auditorium Levón (Tervahovi building, Wolffintie 34).

The ceremony lasts for about an hour and is followed by small treats and mingle in restaurant Mathilda.

Please sign up for the event by 22nd August through this link

Programme (speeches in Finnish and English) 


Academic procession

Opening speech 
Jari Kuusisto, Rector

Ceremonial speech
Marja Makarow, professor, member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and the president of Academia Europaea

Student Union greeting
Sara Alasuutari, Chair of the Executive Bord of the Student Union

Alumni of the Year -award
Marja-Riitta Vest ja Mika Palosaari, Vaasan yliopistoseura (Vaasa University Society)

Chamber of Commerce -award
Mikael Hallbäck, Director, Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce


The audience leaves the auditorium after the procession 

Read more about the academic procession here

It will also be possible to follow the event virtually through this link:

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