The campus of Shenzhen MSU-BIT University (SMBU) restores to be lively again in September with the return of all Chinese students and nearly 70 Russian teachers. A ceremony was held to welcome the 2020 classes of undergraduate and graduate students on Sept. 26 with nearly 700 people attended.
As a guest speaker for the ceremony,Yu Yang, deputy director of the Shenzhen Municipal Education Bureau, said at theeventthat SMBU is the country’sfirst university to successfully welcome a large number of overseas teachers back to campus after the epidemic was brought under control in China.During his speech, Mr. Yu delivered his wishes for the freshmen to cherish their university life and make best use of the University’s top-quality academic resources.
ProfessorLi Hezhang, rector of SMBU, delivered a speech at the ceremony in which he urged students to combine their personal dreams with the country’sdevelopment, read books, raise questionsandpractice.Professor Li particularly asked students to take part in more sports activities so as to build strong minds and improve physical health.
Professor Sergey Shakhray, first vice rector of SMBU, observed in his speech at the ceremony that Shenzhen is not only a contributor to the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area but also a leader in technological innovation and environmental protection as well as a model forChinaand even other cities around the globe.
ProfessorLi, Professor Shakhray, the University’sParty chief and vice rector,Zhu Dijian,together withdeans of eachfacultyissued student cards to each new student at the ceremony and rewarded senior student assistants for helping new studentsduring their one-month Russian language training session.
On behalf of the student cohorts, Yu Kuai, a new undergraduate student from Faculty of Engineering and Li Yumao, a senior student from Faculty of Chemical Science, also made encouraging and inspiring speeches to the fellow students attending the ceremony.
Students staged performances at the end of the ceremony. Representatives of new undergraduate students who have been learning Russian for just four weeks sang a Russian song, which was greeted with applause from the audience.