A festive occasion at UTA - hundreds of students celebrate graduation
Text: Milla Pyyny
Photos: Jenni Toivonen
On Friday, party frocks and dinner jackets filled the main auditorium as the University of Tampere organised a graduation ceremony. The atmosphere was cultured but joyous when the students received the rewards of many years of effort.
Thousands of specialists in various fields of science and arts annually graduate from the multidisciplinary University. At the University of Tampere, the gender distribution is marked because also this year four times more women than men graduated with master’s degrees.
The speeches held at the graduation ceremony praised and encouraged the students. The main speaker, entrepreneur and business angel Sami Somero encouraged the graduates to become entrepreneurs. Somero emphasised that the University was a significant starting from which he was able to embark on his career path.
The graduation ceremony organised this spring was the last but one. From 2019, all bachelors, masters and doctors graduate from the new Tampere University.