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Nobel Laureate to Speak at Graduation

Graduation 2016

June 1, 2017

Presented with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries regarding transport processes inside cells, American Professor Randy Schekman will be one of the speakers at the graduation for the class of 2017 at Jacobs University. On June 9, around 365 graduates from more than 60 countries will receive their diplomas during a moving ceremony on the campus of the international university in Bremen-Nord. 

The graduation ceremony represents a festive conclusion to the academic year at the private university, which wouldn’t be complete without the traditional cap toss at the end. But before the graduates can send their caps flying, their professors, fellow students, employees and alumni of Jacobs University will bid them farewell during a festive ceremony.

The event will kick off with a welcome speech by the President of Jacobs University, Professor Katja Windt. The keynote speaker will be publicist, author, and blogger Tim Cole, who long ago turned his focus to the digital transformation and suggests that the German industry just might miss the boat to the digital future. During the ceremony, Jacobs University will present Professor Schekman with an honorary doctorate for his services as a scientist as well as for everything he’s done to make scientific information available to all. In addition to the speakers, the graduates and students will also be contributing to the festivities, for instance with a musical performance.