Tenured Professors' Installation Talks
Tenured Professors’ Installation Talks promote the societal impact of research results and artistic activities. The event is a moment to celebrate the commitment and achievements of the newly tenured professors.
The academic traditions all over the world date back to the birth of the first universities in Bologna, Paris and Oxford in the 11th and 12th centuries. One of the essential traditions is the ceremony appointing new professors to the highest-ranking position of teaching in the university. The word professor stems from the Latin verb profiteri, which means to declare publicly, to acknowledge, to profess. Universities have named the events in various ways; at Aalto University they are called the Tenured Professors’ Installation Talks.
Tenured Professors' Installation Talks in 2024
Tenured Professors’ Installation Talks event is organized three times a year, usually the last Wednesday of January, April and October. The presentations are preceded by the Professors’ Appointment Ceremony and followed by a reception. The event is held in English and all are welcome!
Newly tenured professors talk about their research journeys
How does progress happen in research? How do professors see the process from the inside, and how could it be better?