On Friday 4th June, Dr. Desmond Kehinde Moru of SST received the doctoral investiture, where 16 faculties and schools colored the seats of the Museum’s theater of the University of Navarra, Spain.
In an act chaired by the Rector Alfonso Sánchez-Tabernero, the new doctors of the University celebrated their investiture. For the first time, two academic sessions, those of 2019-20 and 2020-21, were held at the event, because last year, due to the health situation, it could not be held.
Despite the circumstances, in these two academic years, 319 doctors from 26 countries: Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Czech Republic, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, United States, Honduras, India, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Uganda and Venezuela, defended their thesis.
In his speech, the Rector recognized the effort of all of them to finish it in the middle of a pandemic: “You have been brave and tenacious. You have not heard the discouraging messages or the siren songs. You have completed your work in the most difficult conditions. He also pointed out that “the new doctors trained at the University of Navarra have taken over in a long-distance race: you are already the protagonists of an exciting adventure. You are the heirs of the men and women who decided to work for a world in which knowledge was at the service of all. Because that is the only engine that gives full meaning to research: its positive impact on the lives of many people”.