Event calendar

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.