The inaugural lectures of the new professors
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.

Upcoming professorial lectures

Due to the aggravated coronavirus situation, the University of Helsinki is postponing the inaugural lectures of new professors from 1 December 2021 to May 2022. The inaugural lectures of spring 2022 will be held on 25 May. A detailed programme will be published in the spring. You can learn more about the new professors and their research activities on this website (below) or watch short introductory videos on our YouTube channel

New professors' week

During the coronavirus situation, the professorial lectures transformed into an online event: New professors’ week. Lectures held in autumn 2020 and spring 2021 can be viewed on the University of Helsinki YouTube channel. Each lecture lasts roughly 10 minutes and focuses on the professors’ research topics. The 2021 online event was part of the Year of research-based knowledge 2021 programme. 

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Professors holding their inaugural lectures in spring 2022
Newly appointed professors in May 2021