Social Program

ULLA Summer Schools are 50% pharmaceutical science, 50% sweat, and 100% networking. Therefore, we hope that all participants take part in the social activities.


Walking Tour
Get to know Helsinki by participating in the Walking Tour on Sunday morning, starting at 9:00h.

Don’t miss this opportunity to wear your ULLA T-shirt!

To see the interactive map with the description of the different stations, click here.

Meeting Points: (Find out your group number by checking the number in the upper right corner e.g. 1, of your Name Tag)
Groups 1-8: Senate Square – Meeting Point A
Groups 9-16: Aleksis Kivi Memorial – Meeting Point B


ULLA’s most serious sports competition will take place at Hietaranta beach on Sunday afternoon. The meeting point is at Aleksis Kivi Memorial at 14:00h, and we will walk together to the final location.

You must bring sporty clothing and a beach towel! Swimsuit is optional. Remember to bring the ULLA bottle with you to keep yourself hydrated and the ULLA T-shirt to stand out in the crowd!

University teams will play basketball, volleyball, frisbee, and Finnish mölkky against each other for the trophy. The competition will be followed by a Yoga session for stress relief.

For matches schedule information click here.


City Hall Reception
On Monday, July 1 at 18:00h you are welcome to the Helsinki City Hall Reception hosted by one of the Helsinki Mayors.

Event restricted access: to enter the Helsinki City Hall you need to show the Invitation Card that was provided to you at the Registration Desk!
Dress code: Smart casual

The Helsinki City Hall was designed by C.L. Engel as a hotel in 1833 and the building has been the City Hall since the 1930s. The Helsinki coat-of-arms can be seen on the tympanum. With the exception of the facade, the building was completely rebuilt in 1967-1970 designed by the architect Aarno Ruusuvuori.



Allas Sea Pool
There is nothing more Finnish than SAUNA!

On Tuesday, July 2 or Wednesday, July 3 at 18:00h you will have the opportunity to experience the Finnish sauna at Allas Sea Pool.
Find out on which day you can participate in this activity here.

Allas Sea Pool offers electrically heated saunas, and the temperature inside is around 80°C. One favorite form of cooling is a dip in the sea water or, if you don’t feel that brave, in the warm water pool. Read everything about Allas Sea Pool here.

Please, notice that you must take your own swimsuit! Towels will be provided at the entrance of the venue.

Fun fact: Finns know the beneficial effects of sauna and, in the past, its hygienically conditions made it the perfect place to give birth!


Group Picture
A great week deserves a great picture for memory!

On Thursday, July 4 at 17:30h let’s meet at the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran cathedral (a.k.a. white cathedral) for a group picture!


Gala Dinner
There can be no ULLA Summer School without the Gala Dinner to provide a fitting ending to a busy but hopefully memorable week!

The Gala Dinner will take place on Friday, July 5 at 19:00h, at Restaurant Sipuli, housed in a historic red brick warehouse right under the Uspenski Cathedral.
Dress code: Smart casual

After the dinner, we will announce the winners of the Best Poster Award, Best Pitch, and Best Poster Display, as well as the Walking Tour and ULLA CUP winning teams!

The celebration continues until 2:00h with DJ Mehrdad to set the mood and make the night unforgettable!