What's up

Official opening
26. August, 09:00 to 31. August, 03:00

Introduction and welcome week

Introduction and welcome week program

30th anniversary
27. August, 10:00 to 13:00

Opening of the 2019/2020 academic year

Sámi University of Applied Sciences (SUAS) officially opened 1st of November 1989.

30th anniversary
31. August, 21:00 to 01. September, 03:30

Concert for students // Ivan Buljo and Sámi Grand Prix Covered

This year Sámi University of Applied Sciences is celebrating our 30th anniversary. To mark this milestone, the University launches a concert for the students with the young Sámi talented artists Ivan Buljo and Sámi Grand Prix Covered.

06. February, 10:00 to 21:00

Sámi National Day

Sámi leavga ja oassi Diehtosiiddas oidnu govas.

Levgen Diehtosiiddas.
Govven: Máhtte Sikku Valio

The 6th of February is the Sámi National Day which is celebrated in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia, the four countries where the indigenous Sámi people live today. The Sámi National Day has been celebrated since 1993. The date, February 6, was chosen to commemorate the first Sámi congress which was held in Trondheim, Norway in 1917.

Today the Sámi National Day is celebrated by raising the Sámi flag with its bright colors of red, green, yellow and blue and the two circles which represent the sun and moon. In some countries the national flag of the country is raised alongside the Sámi flag. While the flags are raised the song of the Sámi people is sung in the regional Sámi dialect.

In Guovdageaidnu and Sámi University of Applied Sciences the celebrations 6.2.2018 will be like this:

  • 10:00 Raise the Sámi flag. Singing "Sámi soga lávlaga", the song of the Sámi people, first and last verses.
    Listen to it here.
  • 11:00 Family service at the Guovdageaidnu church 

  • 12:00 Café opens at Báktehárji hall, with following celebration programme (separatly)

At Diehtosiidda in the audatorium Sáhkaskáidi, the following films will be shown:

  • 18:00 Sáme jakki (1957 The Laplanders/Last of the Nomads)
  • 19:00 Laila (1929) 2 hours. Norwegian silent film 

Welcome and have a happy celebration!