On the morning of January 12th, the Beihang University Postgraduate Commencement and Degree Conferring Ceremony for students of 2018-19 academic year was grandly held at Beihang Gymnasium. 613 students earned Doctor’s degrees and 3,518 students were awarded Master's degrees at the ceremony.
At the ceremony
Among the attendees were Beihang Party Committee Secretary Cao Shumin, President Xu Huibin, Vice Secretary Chen Jiwei, Vice Presidents Tao Zhi and Liu Shuchun, President Assistants Zhang Guang, Zhao Gang and Wang Rongqiao, alumni representative Wang Wei, academic degree evaluation committee members, tutor representatives, faculty, as well as graduating students and their families and friends. Beihang Vice President Wang Yunpeng presided over the ceremony.
The opening video “Never Say Goodbye to Beihang”, a collection of the warm scientific research life, sincere friendship between teachers and students and unforgettable daily memories, showed the graduates' gratitude and blessing to their Alma mater as well as their firm confidence and courage to the future.
The graduation ceremony kicked off with the solemn national anthem. During the ceremony, Cao Shumin announced the list of Beihang Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation winners and tutors; Tao Zhi read out the winners for Postgraduate Defense Employment Scholarship; and Liu Shuchun announced the list of Outstanding Graduates of Universities in Beijing.
The ceremony of raising national flag and playing national anthem
Cao Shumin announced the list of Beihang Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation winners and tutors
Award-winning representatives received the honors on stage
In his address, President Xu Huibin expressed congratulations for the graduates. “At this moment, we share the joy of graduation, but also feel wistful and sentimental about the unforgettable time of your short study at Beihang University,” he said. He also encouraged the students to be “dream pursuers” who are brave enough to undertake the mission of national renewal. “As a new generation of Beihangers, I hope you will take up the baton of history and forge ahead to help realize our great dreams with wisdom and strength.” His sincere wishes and expectations for the graduates won prolonged applause from the audience.
President Xu Huibin delivered his address to the graduating students
Students listened to the last lecture from President Xu before graduation
The tutor representative Yang Chao from the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering expected students to become sincere, honest and responsible when embarking on a new journey in the future. Wu Yanxia, a postgraduate from the School of Economics and Management, expressed her gratitude to all graduates for their efforts in inheriting Beihang culture and promoting Beihang spirit on behalf of all students. Graduate representative Liu Dong, a doctoral student from the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, shared his nine-year study experience in Beihang University and called on all graduates to keep in mind of their identity as Beihangers no matter what positions they are in, to work hard, make innovations, and add luster to the glory of their Alma Mater. Alumni representative Wang Wei recalled his college years and expressed his sincere wishes for the graduates.
Yang Chao, Wu Yanxia, Liu Dong and Wang Wei delivered speeches as tutor, student, graduate and alumni representatives, respectively
During the ceremony, the alumni roster was handed over from the Graduate School to the Alumni Association. Beihang will continue to pay attention to and provide strong support for the growth and development of the graduates.
The alumni roster was handed over from the Graduate School to the Alumni Association
The ceremony ended with all graduates singing Beihang anthem Looking Up at the Starry Sky (in Chinese: Yang Wang Xing Kong) to express their deep affection for their Alma Mater.
In the following degree-awarding ceremony, university leaders and academic degree evaluation committee members plucked the tassel from the honorary hoods and awarded degrees and certificates to the new graduates. With the best wishes and blessings from Beihang teachers and students, the graduates will start a brand-new chapter in their life.
Graduates took photos with their parents and friends at the ceremony
Reported by Zhao Shuai and Cao Sijie
Photographed by Di Bailu, Song Chao, Wang Zhen and Han Siyu
Reviewed by Yu Min
Edited by Song Chao
Translated by Lyu Xingyun