A solemn ceremony at which the first-year students of the Faculty of Engineering and Economics pursuing educational programs of the Russian Federation received their student identity cards and academic record books took place in the assembly hall of the new university building on September 2. The dean of the faculty A.V. Kulabukhov gave a short address welcoming new students. He congratulated them on starting the academic year and wished them success in their studies. After receiving their student identity cards, the first-year students took part in the festive event dedicated to the Day of Knowledge, which was held outside the new building of the university. This year, 158 students have enrolled in the first year of the Faculty of Engineering and Economics; seven students are citizens of the Russian Federation.