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Graduation Ceremony and Graduate School Commencement Ceremony Celebrated

2013-3-25(Mon)

The 2012~13 Graduation Ceremony and 2012~13 Graduate School Commencement Ceremony were held at Osaka-Jo Hall on Monday, March 25. This year 3,385 undergraduate students graduated. Graduate degrees were conferred upon 2,097 students, Juris Doctor's degrees upon 57, and Doctor's degrees upon 521.
The graduation ceremony opened with a slideshow that took the students through a visit to memory lane over the years now drawing to an end in the solemn ceremony in Osaka Jo Hall.
Following the conferring of these degrees, 24 outstanding graduates received Kusumoto Awards for excellent achievement from the Kusumoto Scholarship Association, established to commemorate the retirement of KUSUMOTO Chozaburo, the second president of Osaka University. After that, degrees of master, juris doctor, and doctor were conferred upon representatives from the schools.
President HIRANO delivered the graduation address in which he entreated graduates to know themselves, enhance their abilities, and fly high in the world. FURUKAWA Minoru, a president and director Hitachi Zosen Corporation and graduate of Osaka University, delivered a commemorative address to the graduates, saying "In order to survive global competition, you need to adapt to the changing social needs. Broaden your horizons and make your dreams come true."

To view a copy of President Hirano's address, click here. (English translation)

 

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