Programme for Aarhus University's annual celebration 2011

13.30 Ceremony in the Main Hall


(The ceremony in the Main Hall is for specially invited guests only)

‘Vi søger det frygtløst i dybet’ (We seek it fearlessly in the depths) with soloist Michael Lindberg accompanied by pianist Erling Kullberg, Section for Musicology

Speech by Chairman of the Board of Aarhus University Michael Christiansen

Speech by Rector Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen

Presentation of HM Queen Margrethe II’s travel grant to students at Aarhus University

Presentation of Aarhus University's travel grant

Appointment of distinguished Alumnus 2011

Presentation of the Aarhus University Anniversary Foundation’s awards – the Research Communication Prize of Honour and the Prize of Honour for University Pedagogics

Entertainment by the Music Students’ Choir, conductor Erling Kullberg

Conferral of Honorary Doctorates

Lecture by PhD student Camilla Møhring Reestorff, Arts

Celebration address by Professor Jens Christian Sørensen, Department of Neurosurgery, Health

Community song: ‘Septembers himmel er så blå’ (September’s sky is so blue)

15.30-17.00 Reception in the Ambulatory and the Museum of Ancient Art. The university serves light refreshments

19.00 Denmark in the world – the world in Denmark


Concert in the Concert Hall Aarhus, featuring Niels Hausgaard, Isam B, Lis Sørensen, Winnie Barrett, Mads Langer, Indra, Per Vers and Jeanette Bonde

The concert will be conducted by Peter Vuust and Per Christian Frost
Master of Ceremonies: Vivienne McKee

Following the entertainment, all guests are invited to a buffet

21.00 Buffet

23.00 Time to say thank you and goodnight

The students celebrate the day in the University Park

9.30 - 24.00

Aarhus University Sport and The Students’ Council and Guild (SRL) host Denmark's Biggest Friday Bar and Sports Day