Gaudeamus Igitur, Juvenes Dum Sumus

Last Saturday was the first Graduation Ceremony at OIST and it capped my contribution to the university. It was a moving event for me. I came to OIST in January 2011 and there was not much here; a couple of hundred employees, little administrative set up, no rules or regulations,  no students, no accreditation as a university, no communication strategy etc etc; but  huge ambition and energy.

7 years later, we have an extraordinary campus that is expanding rapidly, are recognized as one of the world’s leading research universities , on Saturday we graduated our first class of students.  Yay!

I has been a rare privilege to have been able to contribute. Thank you Japan, thank you Okinawa, thank you all my amazing colleagues at OIST.

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Steve Chu

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Graduate stuff

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Lots of selfie fun

Read Sophie’s excellent story.

https://www.oist.jp/news-center/news/2018/2/27/celebrating-oist%E2%80%99s-very-first-graduates-graduation-ceremony-2017

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2 Responses to Gaudeamus Igitur, Juvenes Dum Sumus

  1. calderi says:

    An extraordinary story, well done. What a thing.

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