On 10 July 2018, one PhD student and seven master’s students graduated with degrees from the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS).
The eight Class of 2018 graduates come from Ethiopia, France, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe.
At the graduation ceremony, UNU Rector David M. Malone and UNU-IAS Director Kazuhiko Takemoto delivered remarks to the graduates and assembled guests, followed by a special lecture from Yoshifumi Yasuoka, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo.
UNU-IAS Academic Director Osamu Saito gave a brief report on the Institute’s PhD and MSc programmes. Two of the new graduates, Sileshi Degefa Geleto and Tamara Alina Luisce Parroquin, then gave speeches on behalf of the 2018 graduates.
The UNU-IAS postgraduate degree programmes develop future global leaders, who will make important contributions to the international community by advancing creative solutions to issues of sustainability.