Stay Curious – Stay Critical

On Friday, August 31, IST Austria hosted the graduation ceremony for 36 students from our IB program.

Veröffentlicht am 04.09.2018

On Friday, August 31, IST Aus­tria hosted the gra­dua­tion cere­mony for 36 stu­dents from the Inter­na­tio­nal Bac­ca­lau­reate (IB) pro­gram at the Gym­na­sium Klos­ter­neu­burg Inter­na­tio­nal School. The fes­tive occa­sion cele­bra­ted the gra­dua­tes’ suc­cess fol­lo­wing two years of hard work and per­so­nal invest­ment: The gra­dua­ting class‹ score was signi­fi­cantly higher than the world aver­age, some­thing KIS got used to in the program’s nine-year his­tory at Gym­na­sium Klos­ter­neu­burg. After their long adven­ture toge­ther, many of them will head off to uni­ver­sity, exci­ted to start the next chap­ter of their lives. Aca­de­mic achie­ve­ment is not the sole focus of the IB pro­gram, howe­ver: Follow your pas­sion, stay true to yours­elf, take risks and dare to be inno­va­tors”, con­clu­ded Sieg­frid Opelka, the coor­di­na­tor of the IB Pro­gram.

The cere­mony also com­me­mo­ra­tes the 12th anni­versary of the IST Aus­tria, one of the main part­ners of the Klos­ter­neu­burg IB pro­gram. As an inter­na­tio­nal rese­arch campus and a beacon for plu­ra­lism and open­ness, the Insti­tute is proud to open its doors to host events such as this. Con­clu­ding his wel­come address on Friday, Stefan Bern­hardt, repre­sen­ting IST Aus­tria, urged the gra­dua­tes to sup­port demo­cracy and free­dom, and first and fore­most to stay curious, stay cri­ti­cal!”