Shenzhen MSU-BIT University (SMBU), the first Sino-Russian cooperative university, will contribute to achieving the goals set by the presidents of China and Russia during their recent meeting, Consul General of Russia in Guangzhou Alexandr Chernousov made the remarks at a ceremony celebrating the 10th anniversary of President Xi Jinping’s first State visit to Russia.
At the ceremony held Thursday at SMBU in Longgang District, Chernousov also said that SMBU serves as not only a cultivator of talent, but also an important platform for Sino-Russian cooperation across various fields.
Xi and Russian President Vladimir Putin jointly signed and released a Joint Statement of the President of the People’s Republic of China and the President of the Russian Federation on Pre-2030 Development Plan on Priorities in China-Russia Economic Cooperation at the Kremlin on Tuesday.
The statement said that the two sides will deepen education cooperation, encourage cooperation between universities, promote cooperative running of schools and vocational education exchanges, enhance student exchanges and carry out digital education cooperation.
Li Hezhang, rector of SMBU, said at the ceremony that SMBU will seize the opportunity to further deepen Sino-Russian education cooperation and make new contributions to the friendship between people of the two countries.
Built on the important consensus reached by Xi and Putin, SMBU is a nonprofit Chinese-foreign cooperative university jointly founded by the Shenzhen Municipal Government, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) and Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) with an independent legal entity status.
Approved by the Ministry of Education in October 2016, SMBU has made solid progress over the years in talent cultivation, faculty building, Sino-Russian cultural exchanges and international cooperation, among others.
Since 2020, more than 80 students have won over 60 prizes in national, provincial and municipal-level contests. Moreover, over 20 delegations from Russia’s political, educational, sports and business circles have visited SMBU since its founding, according to SMBU.