Alumni day at the University of Helsinki / Kumpula ScienceSLAM

Event type: 
Alumni event
Event time: 
17.03.2016 - 08:30 - 22:00
City centre Campus

For the alumni day on 17 March 2016, Russian morning coffee, open science lectures, Science Slam, the seminar “Who is good enough to be a Finn?”, University Museum tours, and 2 alumni for the price of one to enter the Observatory. In addition, the Alumni of the Year, Tuomari Nurmio, will give a lecture on Kalevala in the banquet hall of the university, and the evening will reach its peak when Dumari ja Spuget play for alumni and students at Le Bonk.

The Alumni Day 2016 of the University of Helsinki – you are all welcome to join! (The programme is mainly in Finnish)

Programme for the alumni day:

8.30-10.00 Morning coffee at the Science Corner on Aleksanterinkatu Professor in Russian energy policy Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen: “Venäjä, energia ja ilmastonmuutos" (Russia, energy, and climate change). Organised by Aleksanteri-instituutti (pre-registration required)

12.00-16.00 Two alumni for the price of one to enter the Observatory

13.00-17.00 Campus afternoon: Open doors and lectures at the faculties of veterinary medicine, biological and environmental sciences, pharmacy, and agriculture and forestry.

13.00-15.00 Tours of the university museum led by Professor Matti Klinge

15.00-16.00 Kumpulan Science Slam, hall 1, Main Building, (organised by the Faculty of Science)

At 15:00 ScienceSLAM by the Faculty of Science, Main Building, hall 1, Fabianinkatu 33

In the Kumpula ScienceSlam-type show, five top scientists will present the most interesting ideas and innovations in science and research today for the public to assess. The programme consists of 10-minute presentations combining science and research with charismatic, funny and inspiring acts. The concept airs out the dusty old perception of dry university lectures. The best 10-minute acts will be awarded, and the judge will be You. 



    Koulujen erot kasvavat – mureneeko luottamus?

University Lecturer Venla Bernelius (Department of Geosciences and Geography) :

    Matematiikan sokeus!

Prof. Samuli Siltanen (Department of Mathematics and Statistics)

    Oodi luovalle tietokoneelle!

Prof. Hannu Toivonen (Department of Computer Science)

    Tieteestä pienikin ponnistaa

Doctoral Student Jenni Vartiainen (Department of Chemistry)


Prof. Timo Vesala (Department of Physics)


16:00 Champagne

Sign up for the ScienceSlam


15.00-17.00 Seminar ”Kuka kelpaa suomalaiseksi?” (Who is good enough to be a Finn?) (organised by the faculties of law, social sciences, theology, behavioural science, and arts), Main Building, small banquet hall

17.30-18.30 Tuomari Nurmio: Kalevala-brändi 2000-luvulle! (Bring the Kalevala brand to the 2000s!), Main Building, banquet hall

19.00-20.00Faculty pre-party for alumni at Le Bonk (NB! You need a ticket for the Dumari ja Spuget concert to attend the pre-party!)

19.00-22.00Dumari ja Spuget at Le Bonk

Note! Please register separately for the events: morning coffee, the seminar, ScienceSlam, and/or Tuomari Nurmio's lecture, and buy a ticket for the Dumari ja Spuget gig.

For more details and how to register, please see the web page for the alumni day.

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