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Postgraduate Degree Conferring Ceremony 2014

Update:Apr. 02, 2014

Keio University held its Postgraduate Degree Conferring Ceremony at Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall on Friday, March 28, 2014. Keio University conferred a total of 1,569 degrees from its 14 graduate schools (183 doctoral, 1,170 master degrees, and 216 professional degrees) on the graduating class.

After Vice-President Akira Haseyama’s Graduating Class Report, the ceremony continued with President Seike's conferment of diplomas on a representative of Keio’s newest graduates from each graduate school. In his congratulatory address, President Seike urged these new graduates to remember the importance of making sincere efforts to contribute to society as specialists. Fukunari Kimura of the Graduate School of Economics then gave a congratulatory speech on behalf of all Keio faculty and staff. The ceremony ended with the singing of the Keio's Alma Mater, "The Juku-ka," by all in attendance. Many international students were also seen among this year’s graduating class.

After the ceremony, graduates were conferred degrees from their respective graduate schools. Many people stayed after the ceremony to take photographs and celebrate their new starts.

Inside Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall
▲Inside Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall
Graduates sing the Juku-ka
▲Graduates sing the Juku-ka

President Seike presents a degree
▲President Seike presents a degree
Graduates pose for a photo in front of Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall
▲Graduates pose for a photo in front of Hiyoshi Commemorative Hall

Photo: Aki Takematsu