On 13 September 2017, the first Sino-Russian cooperative university-Shenzhen MSU-BIT University, held the grand opening ceremony to begin its inaugural semester. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin both sent congratulatory messages.
Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council, Liu Yandong, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, Guangdong Provincial Party Secretary, Hu Chunhua, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the P.R. China, Andrey Denisov, attended the opening ceremony, along with students of 2017 from Shenzhen MSU-BIT University, parent representatives, faculty members from MSU and BIT, and representatives from some universities.
Rector Zhao Ping narrates about Shenzhen MSU-BIT University founding history
The opening ceremony starts with a Russian famous song, Katyusha
Han Dongyu, a mathematics major and the student representative, delivers an address
Puriaeva, Director of Russian Language Center and the teacher representative, delivers an address
Hu Haiyan, Rector of BIT, delivers an address
Sadovnichy, Rector of MSU, delivers an address
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets reads congratulatory message from President Putin and delivers an address
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong reads congratulatory message from President Xi and delivers an address
Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong(2nd R) , Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets（2nd L）, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Shenzhen MSU-BIT University, Sergey Shakhray(L) and Rector Zhao Ping(R) initiate the inaugural semester
Students take selfies with Vice Premier Liu Yandong, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets and Rector Sadovnichy
In the model of permanent campus, the current construction situation is debriefed to Vice Premier Liu Yandong and Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets