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HU holds 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Ceremony at the Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park

HU held its 2020 Commencement Ceremony on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

To halt the spread of COVID-19, the ceremony was divided into two sessions: one in the morning for undergraduate and advanced course students (venue: Higashi-Hiroshima Sports Park), and the other in the afternoon for graduate students (venue: Satake Memorial Hall, Higashi-Hiroshima Campus). Only graduating students participated in the ceremony. The event was live-streamed on YouTube.

In the afternoon, each School organized a diploma-awarding ceremony for the 3,750 new graduates (2,436 undergraduate students and 1,314 graduate students).

In his speech, HU President Ochi referred to zhāng wǎng chá lái, an idiom in Chinese classics which means "To know the past and prepare for the future."

"In your journey across the seas, there may be times when you are hit by a storm, or you lose your sense of direction. [...] At such times, I am convinced that if you keep thinking with your minds while using history as a guide, you will surely find a way through,” said President Ochi.

Yunita Anugerah Pritawati — the international students' representative — from the School of Engineering offered a speech congratulating all fellow graduates and sharing her life experience as an Indonesian international student at HU.

"The experience of studying abroad at Hiroshima University is my life treasure. I will do my best in my future workplace and never forget the relationships with professors, friends, and locals."

President's full Ceremonial Speech (English)

One of the student representatives receiving her diploma

One of the student representatives receiving her diploma

President's Ceremonial Speech

President's Ceremonial Speech

Acknowledgements by the international students' representative

Ceremony at the Satake Memorial Hall

Conferral of Doctoral Degree

Farewell address by a representative of the current students

*Photos of the Commencement Ceremony will be released on HU's website and official social media.
*Masks were removed only for the photoshoot.

Undergraduate students

The video of the 2020 Commencement Ceremony is now available on YouTube. Click here.

Graduate students

The video of the 2020 Commencement Ceremony is now available on YouTube. Click here.

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