On June 26, ZZUˊs 90th Anniversary Celebration, Commencement and Degree-awarding Ceremony of 2018 were held at Benyuan Stadium of Main Campus. Present at the meeting’s Rostrum were university leaders including Niu Shucheng, Liu Jiongtian, Qu Lingbo, Li Xingcheng, Jia Shaoxin, Zhang Qianhong, Gu Zhenqing, Xu Dongsheng, Guan Shaokang, Wu Hongyang, and Zhao Minghao, the former editor-in-chief of Xinhua News Agency, Prof. Nan Zhenzhong of the School of Journalism and Communication, the former Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Li Shenming, deputy party Secretary, President of the Chinese Political Society, Honorary Dean of the School of Public Administration, Prof.Wu Yangjie of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof.He Jilin of the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Prof Francois Mathey of School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Jin Pei, Foreign Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dean of the School of Business, member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Academician Lin Yuehe of the American Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, President and CEO Liu Xiaodong of Sailing Capital Management Co., Ltd., joined by nearly 20,000 of chiefs of school units, teacher representatives, parents representatives and 2018 graduates.
At the ceremony, Vice President Qu Lingbo announced the degree-awarding decision of university degree committee. Li Xingcheng, Deputy Secretary of university party committee, read the “Decision on Honoring Outstanding Graduates in 2018” and “Decision on Commending the Advanced Collectives and Advanced Individuals of the “Three Ones” Theme Education Activities for 2018 Graduates.”
The leaders and guests who sat in the front row of the rostrum awarded honorary certificates to the students who were conferred the honorary title of “Excellent Fresh Graduate” in 2018.
Party Secretary, Niu Shucheng, awarded the medals for the advanced collective in the “Three Ones” Theme Education Activities for the 2018 graduates.
Vice President Guan Shaokang chaired the degree-awarding ceremony. President Academician Liu Jiongtian, Chairman of the School Degree Committee, conferred the degree for the doctoral graduate representative; Prof. Niu Shucheng, Vice Chairman of the School Degree Committee and Secretary of University Party Committee, awarded the certificates for the honorary masterˊs degree, and conferred the masterˊs degree for postgraduate representatives; Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. Wu Yangjie of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering conferred degree for representatives of undergraduates and international students.
Zhang Yilin as undergraduate representative, from Department of Clinical Medicine, Wang Jing as graduate representative, Ph.D. student of the School of Chemical Engineering and Energy, Xuelian as representative of international students, from the School of International Education, Prof. Zang Shuangquan, School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, as teacher representative, Han Jikun as parent representative of graduates, the parent of Han Ji from School of Journalism and Communication, Liu Xiaodong as alumni representative, 1977 alumni of the School of Physics and Engineering, and President and CEO of Sailing Capital Management Co., Ltd., were invited to make respective speeches.
Academician President Liu Jiongtian, delivered a speech entitled “Standing in Front of History, Seeking Truth and Being Worthy of the Times”.
Under the witnesses of the teachers, all the 2018 graduates stood up and swore a solemn oath by raising their right fists and expressed their firm commitment to their alma mater and themselves.
All the teachers and students sang “Ode to the Motherland”, and ZZUˊs 90th School Anniversary and Commencement of 2018 drew to its close in this passionate and powerful chorus. (translator Song Gencheng)