On August 7, NTU President Pan-Chyr Yang led members of NTU's Class of 2014 in making a final pilgrimage around the campus before they were to receive their diplomas and begin celebrating the commencement of the new lives that lie ahead. Emphasizing the spirit of tradition, innovation, excellence, and dedication, this year's graduation ceremony sought to encourage the graduating students to take on the responsibility of leading society to a brighter and more sustainable future.
During his address at the ceremony, President Yang expressed his hopes that the nearly 10,000 graduating NTU students give free reign to their creativity, ambition, and sense of altruism in caring for the nation so they can build a bright future for themselves while making meaningful contributions to the world. President Yang also encouraged the Class of 2014 to carry forward NTU's emphasis on innovation as they build their careers and to continue to inspire change in society.
NTU alumnus and high-tech tycoon Jonney Shih, the chairperson of Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc., drew on his 50-years of experience to give inspiration to the graduating class during his commencement address. Chairperson Shih encouraged the students to stay passionate and always hungry for knowledge. He also reminded them to develop multiple talents to maintain their competitiveness and to never give up in their pursuit of excellence. Concluding his address with a note of encouragement for the members of the Class of 2014, Shih urged them to treat each and every life encounter as a path toward the achievement of ultimate clarity and wisdom.