Fudan University held the commencement ceremony for its Class of 2022 in Shanghai on June 17, with more than 10,000 graduates attending both offline and online.
"Life is full of struggles and the biggest and most enduring challenge in life is learning how to face obstacles. Remember that every challenge is an opportunity," said Jin Li, president of the university, while addressing the ceremony.
Jin also said that students who attended the ceremony online are welcome to return to campus to participate in an offline commencement ceremony in the future.
Yu Zhibo, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in physics, said at the ceremony that he will pursue his goal of serving the country through research.
"Hold onto the passion for exploring the world and always care for and love your life. Let's embark on the next journey together!" Yu said.
Javaria Nasir, a Pakistani student who graduated with a bachelor's degree in medicine, shared a story of a boy whose father joined frontline medical workers in Wuhan during the outbreak.
She said the most touching moment for her was hearing the boy say that even though he missed his father badly, he was supportive of his father and would try to be as brave as his father.
"I hope that no matter what career we choose, we can be sincere and dedicated to our career like the boy's father, and no matter what difficulties we face, we can be full of courage like the boy," she added.