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Opening Ceremony of the New Academic Year 2020-2021

The opening ceremony of the new academic year 2020-2021 was held as a virtual event on Friday 4 September 2020.  

Watch the Opening Ceremony


Due to the coronavirus pandemic this year's opening ceremony was organised as a virtual event. The video above is a recording of the live stream of the opening ceremony held on Friday 4 September. The programme is in Finnish.

Rector Jukka Kola will give a speech at the Opening Ceremony. Chair of the Executive Board of the Student Sofia Engblom and as a representative of the staff organisations, Chair of the YLL member association of the University of Turku Kristina Lindgren will also present their greetings. Also, the commemorative medals of the University of Turku and the Turku Finnish University Society's awards for distinguished dissertations will be presented at the Ceremony. Aurinkobaletti (AB Dance Company) and Turku University Choir will perform at the Opening Ceremony.

Service in the Turku Cathedral

The official programme of the Opening Day includes a service in the Turku Cathedral.  
You can watch the recording of the service.