The Postgraduate Students’ Commencement 2015 was held at the University's Comprehensive Gymnasium on July 11, 2015. More than 5000 graduating postgraduate students attended the ceremony, including 248 international students.
A total of 262 international undergraduate students, 229 international Master's students and 19 international students graduated and received degrees from Tsinghua University in summer 2015. Among which, two Korean students, Cho Eun Jung and Kim Jae Hwan, from the School of Humanities received the “Tsinghua University Outstanding Undergraduate Graduating Student” award, an American student, Matthew Haldane, from School of Journalism and Communication received the “Tsinghua University Outstanding Masters Graduating Student” award while a French student, Vincent Younglee Feron Henri, from the School of Law received the “Tsinghua University Outstanding Doctorate Graduating Student” award.
Prof. Qiu Yong, the President of Tsinghua University, delivered an inspiring speech titled <Embrace the Era, Create a Successful Life> at the ceremony. He reviewed the growth of graduating students after they have entered the university. He commented that in this era where opportunities and challenges co-exist, every persistent is a challenge and he encouraged the graduating students to always have a clear goal in mind, as they take their first step towards a successful life. He also emphasized the importance of humanity as they create a brighter future. This includes caring for each other as well as the society and environment, upholding utmost respect towards life, and justice. He also mentioned that in order to create an outstanding life, it requires persistent. Persistence towards the greater ambition, being able to withstand temptations, loneliness and to stand by their own beliefs is the only path to success. He ended his speech by urging all graduating students to bear the school motto of “Self-Discipline and Social Commitment" in mind.
At the ceremony, school deans handed the graduation certificates to the graduating students and took a photo with each of them. Some of the friends and parents of the graduating students witnessed this memorable moment by TV live broadcasting in the Third Teaching Building.