On the morning of June 23, the 2018 SDU Graduation and Degree Convocation and Awards ceremony were held. Among the numerous graduates, 19 international Ph.D graduates attracted special attention. After the ceremony, the International Students & Scholars Center organized a special luncheon for the international Ph.D graduates to interact and share their feelings of studying at shandong university, and also about the next stage that they will undertake in the future. At the luncheon the doctors expressed their gratitude for their Alma mater. They all expressed their sentiment of it being "hard to say goodbye" to shandong university, and overall to shandong, Jinan. In addition, they also all expressed their longing for a better life in the future.