The School of Engineering of the University of Minho held, on June 26 at 18:00, the graduation ceremony of its students, which this year, due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, had to be converted into an online format.
The ceremony aimed to mark the success of the 956 graduates (30 graduates, 855 masters and 71 PhD holders) of EEUM in 2019, a success that extends to the academic community. “We will bring together the people who completed their courses in 2019, as well as their families and professors. It is only fair that we mark this annual moment, not least because we need positive messages in the current global epidemic context,” said the President of the School of Engineering, Pedro Arezes, in announcing the event to the community.
The session was attended by Rector Rui Vieira de Castro, the President of the School, Pedro Arezes, the President of the Academic Association, Rui Oliveira, and the former student Carlos Oliveira, who chairs the José Neves Foundation and is on the European Innovation Council. On the Graduation Ceremony website, you can also see the message from the president of the Pedagogical Council, Maribel Yasmina Santos, in which she says: “in this context that our Graduation Ceremony reinvents itself and brings us closer at a distance, while showing us the value of achievements. The School of Engineering of the University of Minho, of which each of you is an important part, represents this innovation, creativity, motivation and closeness”, in addition to the testimonies of the graduates about their passage through the EEUM, and messages that the course directors wanted to leave to their students.
The president of EEUM said that “despite the unusual format of the event, the feedback we have received from the community leads us to believe that it was a remarkable ceremony, both for its format but above all for the way it allowed us to reach our students and families”.
The Graduation Ceremony, graduation book and messages can be reviewed at: http://www.engium.uminho.pt/graduacao