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SJTU 2017 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony was Held

July 03, 2017      Author: Jiang Qianqian

On July 2 morning, Shanghai Jiao Tong University 2017 undergraduate graduation ceremony and degree ceremony was held at Fok Ying Tung Stadium, Minhang Campus. SJTU Party Secretary Jiang Sixian cordially expressed his wishes to students; SJTU President, deputy secretary of the party committee Lin Zhongqin delivered a speech. Attending participants were as following, including Hu Keyi, member of the National Committee of CPPCC, chief engineer of Jiangnan Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd., and SJTU 1982 alumni; John Hopcroft, academician of National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, and Turing Award winner; Wang Ruzhu, SJTU "Most popular teacher" and professor of School of Mechanical Engineering; Hu Qitu, National Excellent Teacher and professor of Department of Physics and Astronomy; Wang Weike, professor of School of Mathematical Sciences; as well as school leaders including Wu Dan, Huang Zhen, Zhu Jian, Gu Feng, faculties, ministries, professors, and all 2017 undergraduates and their parents. The ceremony was presided over by Vice President Xu Xuemin.


 Lin Zhongqin delivered a speech entitled "Set sail in your time" speech. Afterwards, the 2017 SJTU excellent bachelor thesis award ceremony was held. As representatives of all undergraduates, Ge Jieyu from Zhiyuan College, and Wang Li from School of Mechanical Engineering, shared their understanding on responsibility and ideal. In the following degree ceremony, all the graduates moved the tassels of mortar board from right to left to symbolize the conferring of degree, and Lin Zhongqin extended his congratulation to them. After then the graduates made their “Graduation Pledge”.

 Finally, Jiang Sixian gave a Micro Party lecture to graduates in the period when 2017 graduates open an important moment in the new chapter of life.

 There are about 3,600 2017 SJTU fresh graduates. Up to now, undergraduate employment rate has exceeded 90%, and more than 60% will continue their study, of which nearly 25% study abroad and more than 35% study at home. 

Translated by Wang Ying   Reviewed by Wang Bingyu

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