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

The next inaugural lectures of the newly appointed professores of the University of Helsinki will be held on Wednesday, 4 December, starting at 14.15 in the Main buiding of the University. The lectures serve as popular introductions to the professors’ fields of science and current research issues. A more detailed programme of the lecture day will be published on this page closer to the event. 

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Dress code

The dress code for the new professors is a tailcoat with a white bow tie and black waistcoat for men, and a black dress with long sleeves for women. Members of the clergy may wear clerical dress. Professors who defended their doctoral thesis abroad may wear the doctoral gown of their home university. The new professors carry their doctoral hats with them. Dress code for the public and participants in the procession is dark suit without a doctoral hat.

Dress code applies only to the inauguration ceremony (starts at 5 pm). For the inaugural lectures, there is no specific dress code. 

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