An inaugural lecture is an occasion of significance in an academic staff member’s career at the Federal University Dutsin-Ma. Inaugural lectures provide newly appointed professors with the opportunity to inform colleagues, the campus community and the general public of their work to date, including current research and future plans. Professors are usually required to give their inaugural lecture within 12 months of their appointment.
Inaugural lectures are a ceremonial occasion, and academic robes are worn by the inaugural professor and the rest of the platform party. Those attending the lecture (members of the public) do not wear academic robes.
A schedule of inaugural lectures is produced by the Office of the Vice Chancellor.
Prior to the Event
Inaugural lecture events are organised by the relevant academic department office in association with the relevant faculty office. The faculty office briefs the Office of the Vice Chancellor , which advises on protocol and ceremonial detail.