Ope­ning of the aca­de­mic year

22.9.2023 at 14:00 – 15:30


We will first celebrate the opening of the academic year and the university’s 10th anniversary from 14:00 to 15:30, and after that, it is time to enjoy the programme for the Uniarts Fest arts festival in the same facilities. There will be an afterparty at the Tanner Restaurant from 21:00 onwards.


Lotta Pylkäs, Wiljam Fagerström, Ellenor Rose Nish

Programme of the opening ceremony 14:00–15:30


Handover of the chain of office to the rector

Rector’s speech

Kaarlo Hildén

Speech by a representative of the Ministry of Education and Culture

Permanent Secretary Anita Lehikoinen

Address by the Student Union

Chair Viivi Tigerstedt

Speech by special guest

Kaisa Rönkkö, Director of the Arts Promotion Centre (Taike)


Toasting for the 10 year old Uniarts Helsinki

Announcement of the Alumni of the Year

Uniarts Fest programme 15:30–20:00

After the festivities, the day’s programme continues with Uniarts Fest, our arts festival that presents interesting discussions on societal issues and art created by the university community. The audience can also attend guided tours and visit the BFA exhibition at Kuva/Tila.

The event is open for the public and there is no admission fee.

Afterparty at Tanner at 21:00

The evening continues at the Tanner Restaurant with an open afterparty. The kitchen at Tanner will stay open until 22:00, so nobody needs to leave on an empty stomach. The programme includes music performances by people from the Uniarts Helsinki community.