On June 18, the 2022 Beihang University Graduation Ceremony for Undergraduates and Postgraduates was held at Beihang Sunrise Concert Hall. The ceremony, for the first time conducted for both undergrduates and postgraduates, was held online and offline simultaneously with live broadcasts across multiple venues. 3,603 students received bachelor’s degrees, 1,857 students received master’s degrees and 460 students received doctoral degrees at the ceremony.
Among the attendees were Beihang Secretary of the Party Committee Zhao Changlu, Beihang 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, Zhang Hailan, Huang Haijun, Wang Yunpeng and Zhang Guang, Vice Secretaries of the Party Committee Zhao Gang and Cheng Bo, Vice President Lyu Weifeng, teacher representative Wang Zili, and academic degree evaluation committee members, etc. Alumni representative Ding Chibiao sent his wishes to graduates online. The event was hosted by Lyu Weifeng.
Prior to the ceremony, the opening video reminded students of their campus life at Beihang and showed their gratitude to Alma Mater and ambition for the future.
The graduation ceremony officially kicked off in the solemn national anthem. Wang Yunpeng announced the decision to confer degrees to the class of 2022. He Xinzhou announced the list of “Excellent Graduates of Beijing’s Higher Education Institutions in 2022”. Tao Zhi introduced the list of “Scholarship for a Career in the Vitalization of National Defense Industry”. Zhao Changlu and Xu Huibin presented certificates to the winners.
Ding Jixin, an undergraduate student from the School of Astronautics, delivered a speech on behalf of all undergraduates. She reviewed her four years at Beihang, and said she would carry on the ideal of serving the country in the field of aeronautics and astronautics, and live up to her youth.
Ding Jixin, representative of undergraduate students from the School of Astronautics
Tao Renshuai, a postgraduate student from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, expressed his gratitude to Beihang on behalf of all postgraduate students and called on graduates to serve the country and strive for achieving national rejuvenation in the new era.
Tao Renshuai, representative of postgraduate students from the School of Computer Science and Engineering
Prof. Wang Zili from the School of Reliability and Systems Engineering and also member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, shared three insights with all graduates, encouraging them to dedicate their life to the promise of serving the country, commit themselves to lifelong learning, and step forward with perseverance and determination.
Wang Zili, teacher representative from the School of Reliability and Systems Engineering
Ding Chibiao, member of Chinese Academy of Science and director of the Bureau of Major R&D Programs at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, delivered a speech on behalf of the alumni of Beihang University. He shared his stories and life at Beihang and extended gratitude to Alma Mater. He also encouraged students to serve the country, learn from practice and strive for perfection.
President Xu Huibin reminisced the great achievements of our country, the rapid development of Beihang and the growth of all graduates. He praised students’ impressive performance and encouraged them to pass on the patriotic tradition, stay true to their mission and responsibility and live up to the youth.
President Xu Huibin
In his address, President Xu also gave the graduates three pieces of advice: first, be ambitious and grow into a new generation capable of shouldering the mission of national rejuvenation; second, carry forward the pioneering spirit and make contributions to sci-tech self-reliance and self-strengthening at higher levels; third, cultivate their morality and embrace a wonderful life.
Teachers and students sang the university anthem together
With the familiar melody ringing, the ceremony came to an end with all graduates singing the university anthem “Look up to the Starry Sky” (in Chinese: Yang Wang Xing Kong) together to express deep affection for their Alma Mater.
In the following degree conferring ceremony, university leaders and academic degree evaluation committee members in main and sub venues turned the tassel for new graduates and sent them best wishes. Meanwhile, graduates who stayed at home and watched the ceremony online had their tassels turned by their parents. With the best wishes and blessings from Beihang teachers and students, the graduates will start a brand-new chapter in their life.
Reported by Wang Qing and Li Siyao
Photographed by Di Bailu, Song Chao, Zhang Keli, Zhang Yuhan, Jiang Haiyang, Qian Siyuan and Shen Yanzhe
Reviewed by Li Jianwei
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Wen Li