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Tecnun holds a double graduation at the Kursaal
The School of Engineering awarded the diplomas of Degree and conferred the Master's degrees to the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021.
02 | 06 | 2021
TecnunThe School of Engineering of the University of Navarra in Donostia-San Sebastián recently celebrated the graduation of its students of Degree and Master's degrees at the Kursaal. A total of 350 graduates from both promotions and around 120 Master students participated in the two events that took place at the Kursaal. A double graduation was held due to the fact that last year's graduation had to be held at fail because of the pandemic.
The workshop began at 10:30 with a Mass of Thanksgiving in the Basilica of Santa Maria. The academic ceremonies of submission of Diplomas of Degree and Imposition of Master's Degree Bursaries of the 2021 and 2020 graduating classes were at 12:00 and 18:00 respectively. The events were held in compliance with the capacity set by rules and regulations in force in relation to the Covid and had to limit the issue of family and friends who accompanied the graduates. The events could be followed by streaming through the Tecnun channel on Youtube. Around 300 people connected live and more than 3,000 on recorded over the course of the weekend.
Tomás Gómez-Acebo, Vice President of the University of Navarra, presided over the ceremony, along with Raúl Antón, director of Tecnun; Paloma Grau, deputy director of academic staff; Jorge Juan Gil Nobajas, Deputy Director of Alumni; Francisco José Planes, Deputy Director of Research; and Javier Aizpún, General Manager. Iñigo Gutiérrez, director of development, and Coro Aycart, coordinator of Studies, presented the graduating classes.
In attendance were professors from the School of Engineering, Javier Aldazabal, Mª. Jesús Alvarez, Menchu Blanco, Paul Bustamante, Marta de Zárraga, M. Reyes Elizalde, Luis Fontán, Josune Hernantes, Mentxu Jaca, Leire Labaka, Aitziber López De Arancibia, Alvaro Lleó, Francisco Jose Marín Porgueres, Paz Morer, Noemí Pérez, Adam Podhorski, Juan Carlos Ramos, Angel Rubio, Javier Santos, Nicolás Serrano and Ángel Suescun.
The morning was attended by 205 students who have completed one of the Degrees engineering courses at Tecnun in the 2020-21 academic year. In addition, 45 master's students who have completed this year were also presented with their birettas.
Iker Martínez-Jorcano Echeburua, delegate of Industrial Organization Engineering, gave the graduation speech. The delegates from the rest of Degrees were present: Iñigo Azcarate Urrutia (Industrial Technologies Engineering), Manuel Ubiria Trocaola (Mechanical Engineering), Jonan Morales Ramiro (Electrical Engineering), María Sánchez Garbayo (Industrial Electronics Engineering), Natalia Conde Granados (Telecommunication Systems Engineering), Iñigo Armendia Zabala (Communications Electronics Engineering), Guillermo Ortiz Martín De Vidales (Engineering in Industrial design and Product development ), Camila Herrera Cunillera (Biomedical Engineering) and Alicia Tentor Achiaga (Double Degree design -Mechanics).
Teresa Itziar Celaya Garmendia, delegate of the Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering, read the speech on behalf of the 45 Master's graduates of the class of 2021 present at the event. Xabier Arruabarrena Arzuaga was also present as delegate of the Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering.
The afternoon event was attended by 150 of the 200 students who completed their studies at Degree in 2020, along with 75 master's students.
Corina Garrido Soriano, delegate of Industrial Organization Engineering, read the graduation speech. Delegates from the rest of Degrees were present: Jorge Rodríguez Hoyos (Industrial Technologies Engineering), Carlos Vidales (Mechanical Engineering), Marcos Vásquez Soliz (Industrial Electronics Engineering), Belén Castel Anta (Telecommunication Systems Engineering), Pablo García Cardarelli (Communications Electronics Engineering), María Fernanda Suazo Espinoza (Industrial design and development Product Engineering), Cristina Álvarez Serrano (Biomedical Engineering) and Raquel Suescun Elizalde (Double Degree design Mechanical). José Miguel Andrade Guzmán, delegate of Electrical Engineering, could not attend attend and followed the event from Ecuador, where he is already working.
Kevin Calderón Maceda, delegate of the Master in Telecommunication Engineering delivered the speech on behalf of the 75 graduates of the 2020 graduating class present at the event. Alejandro Utrilla Abuelo and Miriam Gorostidi Aicua were present as delegates of the Master in Industrial Engineering and Master in Biomedical Engineering respectively.