Uppsala University’s 540th anniversary
- Date: 10/6/2017 at 4:00 PM — 10/7/2017 at 4:15 PM
- Location: Universitetshuset Universitetsaulan
- Organizer: Uppsala universitet
- Contact person: Per Ström
- Phone: 018-471 1875
- Akademisk högtid
Uppsala University celebrates its 540th anniversary with a grand re-opening of the University Main Building and the newly renovated Grand Auditorium.
The celebrations span two days. Free admission – open to all.
Programme 6 October, 16:00–17:15:
Director-General Birgitta Böhlin, National Property Board of Sweden, hands the University Main Building back to the Vice-Chancellor after its renovation.
Concert featuring choir Allmänna Sången, the Royal Academic Orchestra and soloists Alexandra Büchel, soprano, and Fredrik Zetterström, baritone.
Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson announces and awards the Alumnus of the Year 2017.
Lecture on the University Main Building’s first 130 years: From idealistic national monument to academic arena. Carl Frängsmyr, University Historian and Reader of History of Science and Ideas.
Those participating in the entry procession need to register here: http://www.uu.se/goto/UU540
Open day and concert 7 October, 12:00–16:30:
Lectures and guided tours. Uppsala University Coin Cabinet is open to visitors.
Birthday concert 15:00–16:15
Music performed by the Royal Academic Orchestra and choir Allmänna Sången.
Soloists: Alexandra Büchel, soprano, and Fredrik Zetterström, baritone.