On the morning of March 30, the commencement and degree conferral ceremony for postgraduates in the Class of 2022 was held in the hybrid format.
President WU Zhaohui sent his hearty congratulations to the graduating Class of 2022 on behalf of the University. “Like the Chinese youths a century ago, today’s youths also shoulder great responsibilities,” he said, inspiring them to pursue quintessential knowledge which knows no bounds, break new ground, and promote the development of humanity in an inclusive and cooperative manner.
“Dear students, the future belongs to you. Unleash your passion for innovation and chase your dream for the benefits of humanity,” President Wu concluded.
On behalf of the supervisors, Prof. GAO Xiang, dean of the College of Energy Engineering and member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, encouraged graduates to practice their learnings. “By uniting knowledge with action and striving for excellence with a sense of commitment and responsibility, you will definitely carve out a brilliant career in the new era,” he said.
ZHAO Bo, director of the Research and Development Center at the State Grid Zhejiang Electric Power Research Institute, gave a speech as the alumni representative, encouraging the youths to forge ahead in face of future challenges. “You should have faith in yourself and stay on the right track, whatever harsh conditions you may encounter. Get going when the going gets tough,” Zhao said.
WANG Chen, a graduate representative from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, recalled his research experience and extended sincere gratitude to the professors. “In the inspiring aura of the community, I was able to go through the twists and turns of scientific research. Benefiting from the legacies of the predecessors, we will stride towards a bright future with a firmer belief,” Wang said.
Congratulations to the Class of 2022! May you always uphold the motto of “seeking truth and pursuing innovation” and progress in sync with the tempo of the times!