On November 14, 386 students received their diplomas and graduation caps in the Sodre National Auditorium. These students graduated from the Schools of Communication, Business & Economics, Engineering, Law, Humanities & Education, and Biomedical Sciences.
One representative from each School said a few words in the name of his or her class. In their speeches, the new professionals thanked their families, the university, and their fellow classmates for these years of study at the UM.
Rector Juan Manuel Gutierrez addressed the graduates and spoke about one of the pillars of the UM: a job well done. “Working well means, within other aspects, to live principles such as punctuality, order, and kindness, treating others as we wish them to treat us. To finish the task we started, paying attention to the most precise details and putting our hearts into what we do. The aim is to be magnanimous and to have a greatly driven spirit, and to strive to the best.”
He encouraged the students to work well and with integrity, by being an example, a reference, and by being magnanimous, just as those who founded the UM in 1986. Dr. Gutierrez shared, with those who were present, the joy of the results of the QS Ranking for young universities: the UM was placed within the 100 best in the world and the 6th best in Latin America.