A lot can happen in 40 years. What are your best experiences of studying and working at our university, or cooperating with us?
Share your memories with us! Upload your favourite photos to Facebook or to Instagram with #ulapland40 or #lapinyliopisto40. You can also email them to our Communications unit at tiedotus(at)ulapland.fi. We will then collect some of the best photos and present them in our premises during our upcoming anniversary and the opening weeks in March and September. Your photo may also end up as the Photo of the Month on our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
When uploading your photos to Facebook and Instagram, make sure that the people in the photos and the photographers allow you to share the material. Also, please tell something about the pictures, such as when and where they were taken and who took them. Please, remember to post your photos publicly in Facebook and Instagram so we can see them.
Annual Celebration, 1 March
The University of Lapland was founded on 1 March 1979. The annual celebration 2019 was our 40th anniversary! This birthday party was meant especially to our staff and students.
We hosted the 51st Annual Conference of the Finnish Political Science Association. The conference gathered together both Finnish and international experts to discuss democracy, civic engagement and disobedience, the upcoming national and European elections, and other timely and timeless political issues.
The Arctic Design Week is the world's northernmost design festival. Arctic Design Week 2019 focused on the theme Design for Happiness. We have been organising the event since it was started in 2009.
We arranged our fifth conferment ceremony on 15–18 May. Conferring master’s, doctor’s, and honorary doctor’s degrees on graduates is the most solemn and prestigious ceremony of the university.
Cumulus is an international association of universities and colleges of art, design and media. The Cumulus Rovaniemi 2019 conference focused especially on the themes of resilience and intelligence.
Arctic Arts Summit 2019 focused on arctic art and cultural policy. We organised the summit together with Arts Promotion Centre Finland and the Ministry of Education and Culture.
Opening of the academic year, 2 September
We started the academic year 2019–2020 with the opening ceremony,
an opening mass and a get-together party for our staff and students.
The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland celebrated its
30-year history during the Rovaniemi Arctic Spirit Conference on 12–13 November 2019.