On the morning of June 19th, the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology Commencement and Degree Conferral 2020 was held in the auditorium on the Jungong Rd. Campus. On the premise of epidemic prevention and control, was the simultaneous mode of the main venue and sub-venue. Also, cloud-live-streaming was adopted for the ceremony. The main venue was set in the auditorium while the sub-venue was set in other venues at other schools and colleges. Graduates who have not returned to school could watch the ceremonial scene on the cloud platform.
The commencement began with the National Anthem. During their four-year campus life, these seniors studied diligently, worked assiduously and forged ahead with their determination, and made a series of outstanding achievements. They finally handed in their brilliant answer-sheets for their university careers, and also won the great honor for USST.
On behalf of all seniors, Zhu Jiacheng, undergraduate of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Tang Xi, graduate of the School of Medical Instrument and Food Engineering and Professor Zhang Dawei from the School of Optical-Electrical Computer Engineering and on behalf of all the faculties and staff, made their speeches respectively. Wei Jie, who graduated in Mechanical Engineering and Automation with a master’s degree in 2001, a bachelor’s degree in 2006 and now is the CEO of Shanghai A&I Group, also delivered a speech. Then, graduates of 2020 walked onto the rostrum in turn and solemnly received their diplomas and degrees from the leaders and academicians and after turned their tassels.
Ding Xiaodong, President of USST, delivered a speech entitled “Forge Ahead in the Post-epidemic Era”. He said, in the hard times of fighting against the epidemic, our country and people have won a victory in just a few months with our national spirit of resilience. He encouraged graduates to work hard to fight challenges, refuel themselves and strive for their dreams when facing difficulties in the future. Opportunities always come to those who are prepared and only the strivers who are always ready to seize opportunities can make breakthroughs in the process of change. The wave of digitalization and intellectualization is surging forward along with the new technological revolution. Graduates need to seek new occupations, adapt to new demands, learn from books and practices and develop new thinking and skills to be useful talents in this post-epidemic era.
Ding Xiaodong, President of USST, delivered a speech entitled “Forge Ahead in the Post-epidemic Era”
We hope all of you will realize your dreams with the blessing of USST, the guidance of your teachers and the wishes of your classmates, and strive for a wonderful life. USST by the Huangpu River will always be your solid support and your warm home. We welcome you back home often!