Chairman Chen, President Tang, faculty members, students and honoured guests,

On behalf of the new Honorary Fellows of United International College, I would like to say a huge thank you. It is a great honour to be part of the UIC family.

To all graduates, I offer my warmest congratulations on your academic successes - the culmination of many years of dedication and hard work.

Your degree tells the world that you are ambitious, passionate and dedicated. These are excellent qualities. And your valuable ‘Whole Person Education’ is more important than ever: in our fast-moving world, you must not only adapt to change, but also lead the change you want to see for a better society. I am sure your holistic education here at UIC has prepared you well for future challenges and opportunities.  

To me, UIC embodies the philosophy of collaboration. It requires great humility and mutual respect to build relations, and through successful collaboration, we make greater impact to society. UIC’s dedication to internationalisation is also an inspiration that reaches all the way to my own institution in Surrey, UK!

Graduates, the significance of your studies does not end today. Be ready to stretch your limits, take risks and never be afraid of failure. Even if you fall, fall forward not backward, and you be rewarded by new opportunities. But don’t forget to share your journey, build bridges and care for others who are less fortunate.

Your aim should be to enrich people’s lives, and your community. When you work towards this goal every day, you will not only shape a better future just for yourself but for coming generations.

May I offer my warm congratulations again to you all, and my very best wishes for your future success. 再次祝贺同学们今天学业有成,衷心祝愿你们在人生新的征程上,工作一帆风顺,生活快乐精彩,家庭幸福安康!

Thank you. 谢谢大家!