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Vice-Chancellor invites everyone to join in celebrating Malmö University


Malmö University is throwing a party on Friday, and you’re invited.

To celebrate 20 years since its inauguration, the University is hosting a grand party on August 31 — the event is free and open to everyone. Guests can look forward to music, seminars, exhibits, games, entertainment and falafels. To round off, there will be spectacular opening ceremony by the harbour and speeches by Vice-Chancellor Kerstin Tham and Sweden’s Minister for Higher Education and Research, Helene Hellmark.

“There will be plenty of fanfare, festivities and refection. We’ve tried to provide something for everyone,” said Karolina Rosenqvist, the project manager for the party.

“We hope that many people will show up, both current and former employees, students, collaborative partners, friends and curious locals,” she added.

Vice-Chancellor Kerstin Tham also anticipates a diverse turnout.

“I am very much looking forward to the celebration and am thrilled that so many of our employees, students, alumni, friends and fellow citizens will attend.”

The occasion is an opportunity to acknowledge the University’s role both in the local community and globally. 

“It is more important than ever to safeguard our academic values and serve as a critical voice in society,” Tham said.

“Our University is important for Malmö, for the region, for Sweden, and internationally. Through education and research, we can contribute to a more equal and sustainable society.”

The event kicks off at 15.00 with thought-provoking seminars and presentations. This will be followed by exhibits, competitive games organised by students and live music by local bands. To reflect the young, urban and multicultural learning institute that Malmö University is, chef Peter J. Skogström will be teaming up with Tariq Almograbi to serve Malmö’s local favourite — falafels — to the party’s guests.

“I wish to extend a warm welcome to everyone and invite them to take part in the exciting programme of activities,” said Tham.

Last updated by Maya Acharya