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Graduation 2022

Celebrating our Graduates – Celebrating Success!


On June 9th and June 10th, 2022, we will be holding our Graduation Ceremony to celebrate our 19th graduating class – the Class of 2022!

For the 2022 Graduation Ceremony, we are very confident and happy that we will once again be able to hold a true on-campus event that many family members, relatives and friends can also attend locally.

In 2022, the Jacobs University Graduation Ceremony will be an in-person event spread out over two days that will also completely be streamed online:

June 9th, 2022, 4 – 6 p.m. CEST: Commencement Gala – for all
June 10th, 2022: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CEST: Diploma Ceremonies – in three groups  

Each graduating student to be able to invite two guests to the SCC for the Commencement Gala on Thursday, June 9th, which can be picked up with the cap and gown distribution on June 7th in the Campus Center Foyer. For the Diploma Ceremonies on Friday June 10th, there will be no limit on guest attendance for each graduate.


Commencement Gala

Thursday, June 9th, 16:00 – 18:00 CEST
Entrance with ticket or reservation starting at 15:15 CEST
Sports and Convention Center, Jacobs University Bremen

Attendance in person and also live-streamed on our YouTube channel:


Wondering what to expect at this year’s Graduation Commencement Gala? Enjoy an evening celebrating our graduates together. We look forward to spending an evening full of entertainment, reminiscing on the past three years of academic and extracurricular success, hearing motivating words from our renowned speakers, and honoring the special occasion of our graduates together with friends, family, university supporters, faculty and staff at Jacobs University.


President Address: Professor Dr. Fabio Pammolli, President of Jacobs University and Chairman of the Executive Board
Fabio Pammolli has been President of Jacobs University Bremen since January 2022. Pammolli studied Economics and earned his doctorate at the University of Pisa. From 2001, he worked as a professor at the University of Florence. In 2004, Pammolli was founding rector of the IMT School for Advanced Studies in Lucca before being appointed Professor of Economics and Management at the Polytechnic University of Milan in 2016.

From 2015 to 2020, he was a member of the EFSI at the European Investment Bank and currently chairs the Investment Committee of InvestEU, the European Commission's economic recovery program.
Pammolli is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT).  

University Keynote Speaker: Serg Bell, Chairman of the Board and Founder of SIT, Chairman of the Board of Jacobs University
Serg Bell is a Singaporean scientist, entrepreneur and investor. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) and Chairman of the Board of Jacobs University Bremen. Bell successfully founded and led several high-tech companies, including Acronis, a global data security company, for which he currently serves as Chief Research Officer, responsible for technology and research strategy.

Bell holds a bachelor's degree in Physics, master's degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. He served on the board of directors of the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore from 2012 to 2017 and co-founded the global venture firm QWave Capital in 2012.

Commencement Speaker: Professor Markus Gross, Professor of Computer Science at ETH Zurich and Director of Disney Research Zurich
Markus Gross has made significant contributions to research in computer animation, visualization, geometric modeling, and physics-based simulation for over 20 years.
He graduated from the University of Saarbrücken, where he received his PhD in Computer Graphics and Image Analysis. From 1990 to 1994, Gross worked at the Center for Computer Graphics in Darmstadt.

Gross has received a variety of awards, most recently the Karl Heinz Beckurts Prize for Outstanding Technological Innovations with High Practical Relevance. In 2013, Gross received the Konrad Zuse Medal from the German Informatics Society. From the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Markus Gross has received the Technical Achievement Award twice.
He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence.

Undergraduate Student Address: Eleanor Cwik and Wyatt Peoples
Meet Eleanor
Eleanor Cwik is graduating with a degree in Integrated Social Sciences with a minor in psychology. At Jacobs University, she was able to grow her organizational and leadership skills as managing director of the Society, Media, Politics Media Center, and part of the Jacobs Startup Competition team. In addition, she has shown her commitment to the Jacobs community and their well-being through her role as a J-Peer.

Throughout her time at Jacobs, she deepened her love for learning and discovered her passion for teaching. This has led her to decide to pursue teaching and instructional design opportunities in India and Nepal in this upcoming year. Over the next year, she will be completing an internship with a local social initiative committed to the empowerment of women and children in developing countries. She will be traveling back and forth from Germany to assist in three different projects in India and Nepal.

Meet Wyatt
Wyatt Kim Peoples studied both the Earth and Environmental Sciences as well as the Integrated Social Sciences at Jacobs. A few things he is proud of from his time at Jacobs University include captaining and co-founding the martial arts club, leading a Community Impact Project which intersected athletics and youth in Bremen, and having the opportunity to work as a Sports Advisor in the university's gym. His time at this university has given him the stories and connections that he hopes last a lifetime.

He looks forward to continuing his education, learning new skills, and traveling with those whom he loves, all in the coming years. He is extremely grateful to those that showed him compassion while at Jacobs. He is looking forward to seeing where his fellow graduates go!

Graduate Student Address: Abdul Moeez Qureshi
“What defines me? An attitude of never giving up.” Born with a speech disorder, Abdul Moeez Qureshi has now been selected to deliver the graduation speech for the class of 2022. As someone who was always the quietest person in any room, he is now a person who loves the attention and the spotlight. Hailing from Pakistan with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a passion for data science led him to pursue his Masters in Data Engineering at Jacobs University. While at Jacobs, he was selected for the Roche Jacobs University study cooperation program, and is currently writing his Master's thesis in cooperation with Roche as well.



We look forward to a motivational and entertaining evening, and especially look forward to having our graduates perform a variety of musical and dance performances throughout the evening.


Dress Code
Guests are kindly asked to follow a semi-formal dress code (also known as “cocktail attire”) for the Commencement Gala, and business casual dress code for the Diploma Handout Ceremonies.
Please note these guidelines are in no way intended to limit garment options or styles, but rather to establish a level of formality for each event in order to honor the special moment together. The goal is to have all guests and students feel comfortable yet festive.

Arrival and Parking
Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen, Germany

The Graduation Commencement Gala will take place on the Jacobs University Campus in the Sports and Convention Center.

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For the Diploma Handout, the graduating class will be split up into three groups divided by Focus Areas. Each student participating in the ceremony will receive information about their group before the event.

Group 1: MobilityProcession start: 08:30 a.m.
Ceremony start: 09:00 a.m.
Speaker: Dr. Hu Fangning
Group 2: HealthProcession start: 10.30 a.m.
Ceremony start: 11:00 a.m.
Speaker: Dean Werner Nau
Group 3: DiversityProcession start: 12:30 p.m.
Ceremony start: 01:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dean Arvid Kappas


The processions will all start next to the Interfaith House. All events take place in the Sports and Convention Center (SCC) – and are thus open to a larger audience. This means that graduating students will be able to invite families, friends or other external guests on our campus for both days.



The rehearsal for the Diploma Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Please note that attending the rehearsal is mandatory. We kindly ask you to be available throughout that day. Cap and gown distribution will take place during the rehearsal. Please keep in mind that everyone who attends the Diploma Ceremony on Friday June 10th is also required to wear the cap and gown.

On Friday 10th, the afternoon celebrations on campus will start with the official Hat Toss Photo in front of the IRC at 2.30 p.m., followed by a reception for all students, employees and guests at 3.00 p.m.

Please note that alternations to the in-person format are subject to changes in state regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please keep in mind that students who plan to participate Diploma Ceremony on June 10 are also required to attend the mandatory rehearsal on June 7th, 2022.



Attendance in person and also live-streamed on our YouTube channel:



All planning is based on current guidance regarding COVID-19 regulations. Please note there might be changes to the format if there are changes in state regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, we kindly ask for the following points to be considered:

  • Anyone traveling from abroad will have to comply with the current corona regulations, including testing and quarantine requirements.
  • Travel plans will have to be made at own risk.
  • All guests will have to follow the COVID-19 hygienic and safety rules valid on the campus of Jacobs University on time of the ceremony. 


For general question on the 2022 Graduation Ceremony, please contact graduation [at]