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Graduation of batch 27

The graduates dressed in black gowns holding their blue diplomas in the air outside the university building. Photo.

On June 13 we celebrated the students’ completion of the Master’s programme in Environmental Management and Policy. After two years of pandemic, we could finally have a traditional ceremony in the university assembly hall, with graduates, family and friends gathered. The ceremony started with a procession with flags and graduates and teachers walking from the IIIEE building to the main university building.

Jenny Palm, Director of the IIIEE, encouraged the students to go out in the world and make the change happen in her speech. She also said that the IIIEE will always be their intellectual home.

Emma-Kate Chetty and Sonja Leyvraz held the students' speech. In their speech they focused on some apps that have played an important role for b27 during their studies –  for instance Zoom, Spotify and Canvas. The students have had a special time during their studies, and they called themselves “the covid batch”. Despite this, it’s obvious that b27 have come very close to each other and made friends for life. The ceremony was filled with emotions and a lot of joy and excitement.

Congratulations to all graduates and we hope we will stay in touch through our alumni network!  


The teachers sitting on two rows dressed in black gowns. Photo.
The teachers
Virginia Mariezcurrena standing behind the desk holding her speech. Photo.
Virginia Mariezcurrena, Program Manager Stockholm International Water Institute, Alumna at the IIIEE, gave the keynote speech.
The students standing in a row with black gowns on. Photo.
The students have lined up and are waiting outside the IIIEE building.
Jenny Palm dressed in black gown standing behind a desk with flowers in front of her. Photo.
Jenny Palm, Director of the IIIEE
Happy students dressed in black gowns with green collar. The girl in the front is holding a blue flag. Photo.
The students on their way to the main university building.
Emma-Kate Chetty and Sonja Leyvraz
Emma-Kate Chetty and Sonja Leyvraz
Takeshi Kaji dressed in blue suit standing behind the desk with flowers in front of him. Photo.
Takeshi Kaji had written a poem called “The love song of Environmental Management and Policy" that he read to his classmates.