New life begins for university grads

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Updated: July 2, 2018
Bai Chunli, left, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Li Shushen, center, president of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, post for a group photo with graduates of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing on July 2, 2018. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/China Daily]
Bai Chunli, left, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences,and Li Shushen, right, president of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, hold the tassels of academic caps for graduates at the commencement ceremony of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing on July 2, 2018. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/China Daily]

290 undergraduate students from the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences received their degrees at a commencement ceremony on July 2. This is the first undergraduate class in the school's 40-year history. The university's forerunner was the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, founded in 1978 as the first graduate school in China approved by the State Council.

Graduates pose for a group photo at the commencement ceremony of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing on July 2, 2018. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/China Daily]
Graduates at the commencement ceremony of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/China Daily]
Graduates pose for a group photo at the commencement ceremony of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/China Daily]
Graduates prepare for a group photo at the commencement ceremony of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. [Photo by Zhu Xingxin/China Daily]