A celebration of academic success
600 students receive their scrolls after years of hard work.
The graduation ceremony of Monash University Malaysia on 19 November 2016 culminated with some 600 students receiving their scrolls after years of hard work and dedication towards their academic learning.
It was also the university’s 1030th graduation ceremony.
Professor Helen Bartlett, the President and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Monash University Malaysia, offered her sincere congratulations to
She expressed hope that graduates have nurtured the love of discovery in themselves. Prof Bartlett added that the hunger for knowledge can be a powerful force of good that has helped drive innovations that the university has achieved, including in the field of IVF that has helped thousands of people have children, to the bionic eye that is on the cusp of human trials.
Prof Bartlett also touched on the importance of service, adding that it was a noble act which enabled graduates to direct their talents and efforts “for the greater good”. “As our namesake, the great Australian Sir John Monash once wrote, equip yourself for
“That does not mean that we expect every Monash graduate to discover life-saving vaccines or end global warming, but there should always be an awareness that the decision you make and the actions you take
The ceremony also hosted two guest speakers, Azran Osman-Rani, CEO and Group COO of
Drawing on years of experience with various esteemed
Osman-Rani, who completed his undergraduate and post-graduate studies at Stanford University,
The 44 year old ironman athlete added that graduates should not accept constraints or rules imposed on them. He warned about the “inherent danger in having a masterplan” which may cause tunnel vision in individuals, hindering them from grabbing opportunities that come from the side and affect their “flexibility to move irrespective of whatever the environment is going to be”.
He encouraged graduates to “go out there and write your own rules and play your own game.”
Congratulations again to all graduates!