The inaugural lectures of the new professors
Newly appointed professors are celebrated at the university twice a year. As they take up their new role, each professor holds a public inaugural lecture.

Upcoming professorial lectures

The next inaugural lectures will be held in May 2021 as a New professors' week. Watch the previous lectures on the University of Helsinki YouTube channel.

The inaugural lectures

Newly appointed professors are celebrated at the university twice a year: usually in May and in December. As they take up their new role, each professor holds a public inaugural lecture. The lectures are open for everyone.

Usually, newly appointed professors are celebrated through inaugural lectures, which take place during a single day and are popular public presentations of the professors’ fields and personal research topics. Normally, each lecture lasts 15-20 minutes, and audience members have the opportunity to move from one lecture venue to another between lectures.

New professors' week

During the coronavirus situation, the professorial lectures have transformed into an online event: New professors’ week. It lasts for five days. Each lecture lasts roughly 15 minutes and focuses on the professors’ research topics.

Follow New professors’ week on YouTube.