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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: Anna Liv Jonsson
  • Phone: 0704 25 05 48
  • Akademisk högtid

Uppsala University celebrates its 540th anniversary with a grand re-opening of the University Main Building and the newly renovated Grand Auditorium, an open day and an anniversary concert. The celebrations span two days.

Free admission – open to all.

Celebrations in the Grand Auditorium, 6 October, 16:00–17:15:
Seats should be taken by 15:50

Director-General Birgitta Böhlin, National Property Board of Sweden, hands over the University Main Building after its renovation to the Vice-Chancellor.

Music performed by choir Allmänna Sången, the Royal Academic Orchestra and soloists Alexandra Büchel, soprano, and Fredrik Zetterström, baritone.

Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson announces the recipient of the 2017 Alumnus of the Year award.

Lecture on the University Main Building’s first 130 years: From idealistic national monument to academic arena (given in Swedish). 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:

The faculty halls and the Coin Cabinet are open to the public with knowledgeable staff on hand.

Cajsa’s kök will sell coffee in the entrance hall and in Café Alma.

Lectures in Hall X
12.15 
Linus Sandegren, Senior Lecturer of Medical Bacteriology and member of the management team for Uppsala Antibiotic Center.
Antibiotics – the miracle medicine we are about to lose
(given in Swedish)

13.15 
Per Ahlberg, Professor of Evolutionary Organismal Biology
A new track record: how fossil footprints challenge the established view of human origins
(given in Swedish)

14:15
Heléne Lööw, Senior Lecturer at the Department of History.
Title TBA

Lectures in Hall IX
12:45
Carl Frängsmyr, University Historian and Reader of History of Science and Ideas:
From idealistic national monument to academic arena (given in Swedish)

13:45
Gunnar Syréhn, literature scholar and researcher of drama.
Wennerberg, Gluntarne and the University (given in Swedish)

Anniversary concert 15:00–16:15 in the Grand Auditorium
On stage:
Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson
Choir Allmänna Sången
The Royal Academic Orchestra 
Soloists Alexandra Büchel, soprano, and Fredrik Zetterström, baritone.
Åsa av Geijerstam, master of ceremonies
and more.

Uppsala University’s 540th anniversary