Semarang-Central Java (9/11). Diponegoro University held the academic ceremony of 164th Undip Graduation. The event was held online at the Prof. Soedarto, S.H. Building Undip Tembalang campus, Semarang. The graduation ceremony will be held from November 10th-11th 2021 using the Zoom platform and live streaming on Youtube channel of Undip TV Official.

“Having a cumlaude predicate, the Mayor of Semarang City, H. Hendrar Prihadi, S.E., M.M. will also represent the graduates to give a special speech at the second session of graduation on Wednesday, November 10th 2021. The representative graduates who express their gratitude in behalf of all graduated students included Salsabila from the Faculty of Law at the graduation session 1; Ramandhika Alief Nurahayu P from the Faculty of Engineering at session 2; Berlian Risqi Rahmadhani from the Faculty of Economics and Business, as well as Muhammad Habirur Rahman from the Faculty of Science and Mathematics,” said Dr. Agus Suherman, S.Pi, M.Sc. as Head of the Secretariat and Protocol of Diponegoro University. “According to the schedule, the Mayor of Semarang City, H. Hendrar Prihadi, S.E., M.M. will graduate on the first day of 164th Undip Graduation, on Wednesday (10/11) at the second session,” he added.

The Mayor of Semarang City, H. Hendrar Prihadi, SE, MM has just finished his doctoral study and is entitled to a Doctorate degree after attending a doctoral promotion session at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) of Diponegoro University (Undip) on Wednesday (29 /9/2021). The Mayor of Semarang City for the two periods graduated with a cumlaude predicate. Hendrar Prihadi, who is familiarly called Hendi, wrote a dissertation entitled “The Smart City Governance Model of Semarang City”. The man who was born in Semarang on March 30th 1971 conveyed that the title of this scientific work was based on the conditions of urban problems and challenges in the current global era, including the city of Semarang. From these problems and challenges, Hendi then looked for smart solutions and smart concepts.

Agus added that the number of graduates who will be graduating on November 10th-11th 2021 were 2563 people, consisting of 29 people from doctoral program, 200 people from postgraduate program, 53 people of specialists, 118 people of professionals, 1577 people from undergraduate program. Meanwhile, from the Diploma III program, there were 544 people and 42 people from the Diploma IV program.

“Undip graduates are graduates who have been prepared both as competitive job seekers and reliable job creators. Excellent educational performance proved by Undip being ranked first in the QS Employability Ranking which was announced on September 23rd 2021. The rankings showed the speed and accuracy of Undip graduates in getting jobs after graduation,” Agus concluded.