On June 20, the 28th cohort of the Klaipėda University graduates were presented their diplomas.
This year, 661 graduates received their bachelor or master’s diplomas, including 295 of the Faculty of Health Sciences, 249 of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, 99 of the Faculty of Marine Technology and Natural Sciences, and 20 of the Institute of Baltic History and Archeology.
20 graduates received diplomas with honours, including 8 from the Faculty of Health Sciences, 4 from the Faculty of Marine Technology and Natural Sciences, 6 from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, and 2 from the Institute of Baltic History and Archeology.
Diplomas with Honours are awarded to bachelors who did not have a grade lower than 8 (good) through all the years of their studies and got the grade of 10 (excelent) for their final theses, as well as master’s students who distinguished themselves in research activity, received grades not lower than 9 (very good), and got the highest grade for their final thesis.
When the time of presenting the diplomas on the stage came, representatives of the faculties lined up at the photo walls, and the students were invited to get their diplomas by their names appearing on the screens over the photo walls.
During the solemn ceremony at the Švyturio Arena, the student anthem Gaudeamus was performed by the Klaipėda University Choir, and the musical programme by the cellist T&K Duo. The event was hosted by Simas Buziliauskas.
The graduates were congratulated by prof. dr. Artūras Razbadauskas, KU Rector, Vytautas Grubliauskas, Chairman of KU Council and Mayor of the Klaipėda City, and Irma Vilutytė, President of KU Student Union. The University’s social partners also awarded the prizes for the best final theses: one prize came from the Rotary Club Klaipėda, two from the Association of Klaipėda Industrialists, and one from the Klaipėda Rotary Club Karalienė Luizė. One of the graduates received a prize from the Council of the Institute of Baltic History and Archaeology.