Wuhan University of Technology held an opening ceremony to welcome the 2021 postgraduates on September 26th in South Lake Gymnasium. On the ceremony, excellent postgraduates of the last academic year were awarded.
The ceremony began in the solemn Chinese national anthem.
Zhang Qingjie, President of WUT, has taught the new postgraduates a lively first class here with a speech entitled The Contribution and Mission of Postgraduates in Improving WUT’s Innovation Capability and International Reputation. He emphasized that in the new era, the university aims at cultivating innovation talents for nationalstrategies and fulfilling mission on campus. He sincerely hope the 2021 new postgraduates can meet these requirements mentioned above.
President Zhang pointed out that postgraduateswere the reserve force of academic innovation in frontier fields of WUT, the main force of top-notch innovative personnelin three major industrial sectors,namelyBuilding Materials, Transportation, and Automobiles, and the forerunner of the Strategy for the Rise of Central China as well as Wuhan’s construction goal of being a national central city. They would directly contribute to the breakthrough and advancement in the industrial key technologies and the essential technologiesdemand in regional development.
He highlighted that postgraduates in WUT had made significant contribution to the university’s innovation capability and international reputation by pushing forward original breakthroughs and publishing high-level and high-quality papers that enable to stand out in the international community.
He required the 2021 new postgraduates should shape their own life characteristics based on “scholarly demeanor”, bear “determined to learning and independent in one’s thirties ”in mind as the inherent requirements of pursuing excellence, deeply integrate in WUT’s culture and spirits and work on and on to increase the chance of success and incessantly initiate their own magnificent causes and promising future with the mind state of “Nothing is impossible for a willing heart.”
Vice headmaster Wang Shijie announced the Decision on Awarding Postgraduate’s Research Achievements in the Academic Year 2020-2021.Postgraduate representatives were awarded by university leaders for their high-level scientificresearchachievements.
Xia Yu，a PhD student from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, spoke on behalf of the senior graduates to share his experiences in study, research and life respectively: anchoring learning goals in the New Era; inheriting WUT spirits in the New Era; imbuing research enthusiasm in the New Era.
Wang Chunmiao, a postgraduate student from the School of Management, made a speech as the representative of the new graduate students. She shared her wishes to and goals of her incoming graduate life with all the new students from three aspects: always being grateful, respecting supervisors and contributing to a harmonious campus; concentrating on academic research, making breakthroughs and innovations, and refiningskills; taking responsibility of the time, integrating the smaller self into a greater one, and dedicating youth to our motherland.
Professor Zhou Ruiping from the School of Marine and Energy Power Engineering orated for the postgraduate supervisors. Combining his own experience in teaching for more than 30 years, he suggested that postgraduate students should improve their self-discipline, develop good habits for study and daily life, treat fame and fortune correctly, establish a concordant teacher-student relationship and found their own friends circle. At last, he hoped that all postgraduates of the Class of 2021 would cherish their youth and time and gain achievements in their studies.
The ceremony welcomed an end in the WUT anthem,Song of Excellence, sung by all the participants.
Reported by: Zhu Kexin
Photographed by: Yao Hong, Wu Shian
Rewritten by: Du Xin, Liu Kexi
Edited by: LiTiantian
Source: Publicity Department of the CPC Committee