Constructor University celebrated its first graduation under its new name and brand, and bid farewell to the largest graduating class in its history. On Thursday, June 8th the graduation festivities began with a Commencement Gala full of inspiring speeches and performances, followed by the Diploma Ceremonies on June 9th where graduates received their diplomas on stage.
With a diverse, entertaining program and numerous inspiring speeches, Constructor University bid a ceremonial farewell to the more than 540 graduates of the Class of 2023 on Thursday and Friday. A goodbye to the largest graduation class in the University's history – which is at the same time the first class graduating under the University's new name, Constructor University. The two-day graduation festivities began on Thursday with the Graduation Commencement Gala, at which the students, together with members of the faculty, their friends and families from all over the world, looked back on their studies at Constructor University in Bremen, also casting a glance towards their bright futures lying ahead.
In an emotional speech, Jeeva Sam, who received her Master's degree in Data Engineering, said: "In the last two years, I have grown incredibly as a person: I have overcome fears, made lifelong friends, gained new insights and collected countless memories. All of this will stay with me forever and these experiences have changed me for the better. I would like to thank everyone who supported us on this journey. Our Faculty and the members of the University who shared their knowledge and expertise with us. But also to our friends and families who have always supported us. All of you are an essential part of our success; without you, we would not be here today."
University President Dr. Stanislav Protasov also addressed the graduates with inspiring words, encouraging them in their future life journey. "Graduation ceremonies mark the end of a chapter, and the beginning of a new, exciting path. During their studies, our graduates showed academic excellence, but also shaped, honed and demonstrated their problem-solving, creativity and leadership skills. That's why I'm sure they will have a positive impact on society with their knowledge and dedication," Protasov said of the graduating class.
In his keynote, Kirill Tatarinov, Executive Vice Chairman of Acronis, addressed the students, emphasizing the importance of education, sharing lessons from his own journey with the graduates. Other speakers included Prof. Dr. Raymond O’Neil Wells Jr., founding father of the University, who was also honored with a special award for his extraordinary engagement with the university, as well as Dr. Cornelia Scheitz, President of the Alumni Association, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Constructor University, Dr. Serg Bell, and Vice Chairman Dr. Philipp Rösler. The gala program was rounded off by musical contributions and performances by the international students.
On Friday, the graduates were acknowledged for their outstanding achievements, receiving their diplomas in the presence of their families during the formal Diploma Ceremonies. Numerous guests of honor, including senior university officials, faculty members, and friends and supporters of the university were also present to rejoice along with the students. The festivities culminated on Friday with the traditional Hat Toss to mark this momentous occasion and special time in the lives of all graduates.
Constructor University sincerely congratulates all graduates of the Class of 2023, poised to embark on a journey filled with growth, success and happiness, following all our alumni who have already thrived. Founding their own businesses or embarking on wonderful careers at innovative companies like Autodesk, Deloitte or Bosch, leaving their incredible mark on the world – as will the graduates of Class of 2023. The University is proud to have contributed to these inspiring young talents' academic and personal development.
About Constructor University:
An international community, vibrant and diverse. Offering academic excellence, ensuring the highest standards in research and teaching. Empowering students to solve the world's pressing challenges through knowledge and science: Constructor University is a top-ranked, English-speaking, private university. Founded in 2001, it provides a wide range of 25+ academic programs and PhD. The Constructor ecosystem comprises the University, located in Bremen, Germany, and an institute in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
Over 1.800 students from more than 110 nations on campus benefit from a unique interdisciplinary, foundational theoretical and practical education. Enriched with a buzzing entrepreneurial culture that prepares young professionals to thrive in the job market. With 6.000+ alumni worldwide, our community keeps growing – with our highest cohort ever registered in 2022.
The research-centric faculty projects are funded by the German Research Foundation and the European Union's Framework Program for Research and Innovation as well as by globally leading companies.
The Constructor ecosystem benefits from partnerships with high-ranked universities such as Carnegie Mellon, the University of Geneva or the National University of Singapore School of Computing, and technology companies such as Anisoprint, JetBrains and ChemDiv.
Constructor is a global institution dedicated to addressing the main challenges of the world through science, education, and technology. Apart from the University in Bremen and an Institute in Schaffhausen (Switzerland), the ecosystem relies on several for-profit entities that provide technology infrastructures and solutions, life-long education programs, consulting services, and funding.