Semarang (4/11) – On Wednesday, November 4th 2020, the 160th Graduation Ceremony of Diponegoro University is held at Prof. Soedarto Building. The 160th period of graduation is held for three days on November 4th-6th 2020. Present at this event are Undip Rector, Vice Rector, Chair of the Academic Senate, Deputy Board of Trustees, and Deans of Faculty and School.

The first day of graduation is held in 2 stages, with Phase I at 08:00 AM – 10:30 AM and Phase II at 12:00 AM – 02:30 PM. There are 1,020 graduates who attended today’s graduation ceremony from Faculty of Law, Faculty of Engineering, Postgraduate School, Faculty of Economics and Business, Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Agriculture, and Faculty of Public Health.

The event is opened by Prof. Ir. Edy Rianto, M.Sc., Ph.D, IPU. as Chair of the Undip Academic Senate. He advises the graduates to always uphold the Diponegoro values wherever they are. Then Vice Rector I for Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Budi Setiyono, S.Sos., M.Pol.Admin., Ph.D. submits his 160th graduation report. There are a total of 2,544 graduates who graduated during this period.

Undip Rector, Prof. Dr. Yos Johan Utama, S.H., M.Hum. congratulates the graduates and encourages them to be enthusiastic even though the graduation is held during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Maintain the character of leader as a characteristic of Undip students. The lecturers at Undip will always support your future success”, said Prof. Yos.

Furthermore, Prof. Yos advises that in facing unpredictable period where job vacancies and social activities are limited, and conditions are uncertain, we have to remain enthusiastic and optimistic. “Improve skills, have integrity and an unyielding spirit”, he states.

In this graduation ceremony, there are successful alumni and become the pride of the alma mater. The goal is to set an example, inspiration and enthusiasm to achieve noble goals.

As an effort in helping graduates to find job vacancy, Undip has a UCC (Undip Career Center) to improve competence and as a place to prepare careers, as well as develop the quality of human resources into work-ready workforce.