SZU Commencement 2020 Sees Nearly 10,000 Students Receive Diplomas
The Graduation Ceremony of Shenzhen University was held at the Yuanping Stadium on July 6, 2020.
As social distancing is becoming a new normal, SZU has been creative to offer the Class of 2020 a safe and unique commencement ceremony while trying best to maintain the traditions. Both in-person and virtual ceremonies were held this year.
In addition to the main venue of Yuanping Stadium, 20 Schools (Colleges), as the branch venue, also hosted the event. Graduating students, teachers, friends and family joined in the celebrations from afar by watching the online ceremony live streamed by various media and platforms including Xinhuanet, CCTV News, People TV, Southern Metropolis Daily APP, Sina Weibo, TikTok, bilibili, and Baijiahao, witnessing the unforgettable moment and academic conclusion of the class of 2020.
The graduation ceremony began at 9 am with the national anthem being played.
A total of 2,334 postgraduate students were awarded degrees this year, reaching a record high, among which 44 students received PhD degrees and 2,290 received master’s degrees.
The ceremony saw their many achievements in academic performance, innovation, further studies, and employment: 20 students won the Excellent Student Award of Guangdong Province; 140 students won the National Scholarship; 64 students won the Peng Cheng Scholarship and Tencent Innovation Scholarship; 76 students won the Excellent Graduate Leader Award of Shenzhen University and 205 students won the Outstanding Graduate Award.
Graduate students of the Health Science Center took the initiative to become a volunteer at the frontline of epidemic prevention and control and have done a remarkable job. In innovation, the class of 2020 has won a record number of awards in academic competitions including 60 national awards and 39 provincial awards.
44 PhD students published 176 academic papers as the first author, and applied for or participated in 116 patent applications. In further studies, 98 graduate students have obtained offer of admission to PhD programs in renowned universities such as Tsinghua University and Peking University.
The employment rate of the 2020 postgraduates remains stable at 79.6% as of July 1 with a monthly average salary of 9,389 yuan. PhD students in optoelectronic engineering have been offered a starting salary of up to 24,000 yuan per month, demonstrating the high cultivation quality of Shenzhen University and strong employment competitiveness of our graduates.
截止 6 月 25 日统计，共有 5828名本科生按照教学计划要求完成专业学习，按期取得毕业证书。200名应届本科毕业生获得推免生资格。
The class of 2020 has 6,974 graduate students.
By June 25, a total of 5,828 undergraduates have completed their studies in accordance with the teaching plan and are qualified for graduation.
Their accomplishments include: 339 students won the Outstanding Graduate Award; 200 students have obtained exemption from examinations for master’s programs; 1,201 students have been enrolled for a master’s degree by famous domestic and foreign universities such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Oxford University, accounting for 17.63% of the total graduates.
The class of 2020 has actively participated in a wide range of academic competitions and won a total of 446 awards, including 55 international awards and 222 national awards.
In addition, there are 1,489 applicants for adult education degree programs this year.