The third and fourth week of October were dedicated at the University of Hradec Králové to the graduation ceremonies and the matriculation of new students.
Although we are modern school with focus on the future, we are proud to keep alive the legacy of the old European academic tradition with its rituals and ceremonies to underline the importance of further education. Students become members of the academic community, and as such, they later receive their diplomas at ceremonies, which are held in a festive spirit, with music and participation of the university dignitaries in their gowns appropriate to their authorities of the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, Dean or a member of the Scientific Council. One of the key attributes of the university’s higher status, dignity, sovereignty and independence is the mace of the Rector or the Dean of each faculty, an insignia of a special and symbolic meaning, upon which students take an oath of allegiance to the ideals of moral and scientific principles in their field of study and work.
In the academic year 2013/2014 successfully completed studies and took such oath over two thousand graduates (1,390 bachelor, 640 master and 15 doctoral degree students). Another three thousand new students entered the academic year 2014/2015 (1,673 bachelor, 893 master and 63 doctoral students).