Campus Fest topped off by warm autumn weatherThe Opening Week of the academic year culminated with the Campus Fest concert, which brought together students and staff to enjoy music and soak up the sun.
The Opening Week was packed with events to mark TUT’s 50th anniversary. The highlight of the week was the Campus Fest concert on the campus front lawn. The companies located in the new Kampusareena building were also invited to attend the event.
The audience started to arrive at 15:00 with a DJ setting the mood.
Head of Student Services Kirsi Aalto welcomed the audience. Asa & Band started their performance at 16:00. Roope Salminen & Koirat, which released the hit “Madafakin Darra” this summer, took to the stage at 17:30. The final performance was given by Aikakone, which has made a successful comeback since its heyday in the 1990s.
Wealth of events and activities in the Opening Week
TUT’s Opening Week ran from 8 to 11 September. The Tampere Lights exhibition, which showcases high-tech applications of light, was opened in Kampusareena on Tuesday. The exhibition was set up in collaboration with Museum Centre Vapriikki. The exhibition will be moved to Vapriikki in October, where it will remain on display from 22 October 2015 to 31 January 2016.
The festive opening ceremony of the academic year was held on Wednesday. A book written by Professor Martti Häikiö titled ”Hyöty ja tiede. Tampereen teknillisen yliopiston historia 1965–2015” that tells the story of TUT was unveiled at the event, and a cantata written by Sinikka Nopola and composed by Anna-Mari Kähärä to celebrate TUT’s 50th anniversary was performed for the first time. You can watch a recording of the first performance on TUT’s YouTube channel. The newly completed Kampusareena was officially inaugurated on Wednesday.
TUT hosted an Open House on Thursday, and an estimated 1,000 people visited the campus. Guided tours of Kampusareena were especially popular, and the visitors were delighted with the new building. The activities spread out across campus, such as the Open Houses of the departments and demos ranging from age detection software to helicopters, drew curious crowds. Dare-devils performed bungee jumps on the campus front lawn.