On the morning of January 16, the Beihang University Postgraduate Commencement and Degree Conferring Ceremony for students of 2020-2021 academic year was convened at Beihang Sunrise Concert Hall. The ceremony was held both online and offline simultaneously with live-broadcasts across multiple venues.
Among the attendees were Beihang Party Committee Secretary Cao Shumin, President Xu Huibin, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee and Secretary of the Commission for Discipline Inspection He Xinzhou, Vice Presidents Tao Zhi, Liu Shuchun, Wang Yunpeng and Huang Haijun, Vice Secretaries of the Party Committee Zhao Gang and Cheng Bo, Academic Committee Director Zhao Qinping, alumni representative Fang Yuanpeng, tutor representative Gong Shengkai, academic degree evaluation committee members, etc. The event was hosted by Huang Haijun.
The opening video “Youth Luggage” impressed all students by reflecting on their unique memories about their campus life.
The rhythm of the solemn national anthem marked the beginning of the graduation ceremony. All postgraduate students joined in this event both online and offline, including 60 graduate students in the main venue, 1,105 students from 26 sub-venues, 766 students from research groups and laboratories, and those who participated in the “unique” youth festival online at home.
Cao Shumin announced the list of authors of Beihang Excellent Doctoral Dissertations and their supervisors, He Xinzhou read out the list of winners of Beihang Excellent Master's Theses, Tao Zhi introduced winners of the Scholarship for a Career in the Vitalization of National Defense Industry, and Liu Shuchun presented the name list of Beijing Excellent Graduates. The leaders and guests presented awards to these outstanding prize-winners in succession.
Cao Shumin announced the list of authors and supervisors of Beihang Excellent Doctoral Dissertations
He Xinzhou read out the list of winners of Beihang Excellent Master's Theses
Tao Zhi announced winners of the Scholarship for a Career in the Vitalization of National Defense Industry
Liu Shuchun read out the names of Beijing Excellent Graduates
On behalf of all postgraduate supervisors, Gong Shengkai, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and doctoral supervisor from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, sent his entrustment and expectations to all the graduate students, hoping that they will remember the motto of Beihang University, keep in mind their own goals and take responsibilities boldly. Professor Gong also noted that no matter what risks and challenges lie ahead in the future, students should always strive for their own happiness and fight for the great rejuvenation of China.
Academician Gong Shengkai, representative of postgraduate supervisors and professor from the School of Materials Science and Engineering
Gao Ke, a PhD student from the School of Astronautics, expressed his gratitude to his alma mater on behalf of all postgraduate students, and called on them to inherit the spirit of Beihang University and become ones with excellent skills and committing to their responsibilities.
Gao Ke, representative of graduate students and PhD student from the School of Astronautics
Fang Yuanpeng, alumni representative and Chief Model Officer of Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute of AVIC, shared his stories and experience both at study and at work, encouraging graduates to adhere to Beihang spirit and motto to become pioneers and forge ahead in the new era, so as to fulfill themselves and make their ambitions come true.
Fang Yuanpeng, alumni representative and Chief Model Officer of Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute of AVIC
President Xu Huibin concluded the past year of 2020 in three words as “extraordinary”, “unexpected” and “unordinary”, reflecting on the details of students’ efforts in combating the Covid-19, their contributions to the aerospace industry as well as their dedications to the construction of the world-class university with Chinese characteristics. President Xu pointed out that such unforgettable memories about Beihang will become a lifetime treasure for all the students. “Every one of you is great! And Beihang will be proud of you all!” In his speech, President Xu further encouraged all the graduates to make patriotic dedication and carry forward the spirit of “serving the country by devoting to the aerospace industry”.
President Xu Huibin delivered a speech
In the following degree-awarding ceremony, university leaders and members from the Academic Degree Evaluation Committee plucked the tassel from the honorary hoods and awarded degrees and certificates to the new graduates.
Degree-awarding ceremony at the main venue
Degree-awarding ceremony at the sub-venues
Teachers turned the tassel for 766 graduates at research groups and laboratories
The ceremony came to an end with all the students singing Beihang anthem “Looking Up to the Starry Sky”.
Students sang Beihang anthem “Looking Up to the Starry Sky”
Reported by Liu Jingchao and Feng Changchun
Photographed by Di Bailu, Liu Yaoze, Wang Zhen, Tian Wenhao, Liu Zhiwei, Zhang Keli, Chen Xuhang and Liu Yuanzhong
Reviewed by Song Xiaodong
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Wen Peiyu