The Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences held the commencement ceremony 2022 on June 16, an auspicious day. 55 graduates, including doctoral and master students, received their diplomas this year. They will use what they have learned to purse their dream. Congratulations, graduates in 2022!
Student representatives, tutors and some student family members attended the ceremony which was chaired by Mr.Gan Fanyuan, deputy director and CPC secretary of XTBG.
Following the tradition of their alumni, the outgoing graduates in their academic gowns and their teachers planted a tree (Alseodaphnopsis rugosa) for memory in front of the students’ apartment. This is the 17th tree planted by XTBG graduates.
The graduation and degree awarding ceremony officially began at 4:45 pm with the national anthem.
Prof. Yang Yongping, director of XTBG, expressed his congratulations to students and whished tham a prosperous future. He also expressed appreciation to all the tutors who have been giving guidance to students and to the graduates for their hard work and dedication. He encouraged the students to be persistent, holding ideals and ambitions in mind, and a sense of mission. He also hoped the graduates to be courageous enough to go forward and accomplish one’s aspiration, keeping a prudent, scientific spirit. “There is no shortcut in life, please keep brave and persistent in the way you believed” said Yang Yongping.
As teacher representative, Prof. Su Tao, based on his personal experience, shared his ways of tackling scientific research problems.
Afterwards, graduate representatives reviewed the joys and sorrows of studying in XTBG, and spoke out their feelings and expressed their heartfelt gratitude to their teachers.
Prof. Quan Ruichang announced the list of outstanding graduates.
Prof. Yang Yongping later conferred the degree certificate on each graduate one after another, and turned the tassels for each of them. He also posed photo with every outgoing graduate.
The graduation celebration ended with a farewell evening party, filled with cheers and applause.
Teachers and graduates unveil stone of memorial tree planting.
Graduates walk on the red carpet and sign their names.
Graduation and degree awarding ceremony.
Prof. Yang Yongping moves the tassel of the caps of every graduate to the right place.
Teachers and graduates pose a group photo.