September 1 witnessed the opening ceremony of 2019-2020 academic year in BJTU Weihai. The new group of 696 students were congratulated by Dr HUANG Taiyan, CPC Secretary of BJTU. He hoped the freshman could be well-versed in both Chinese and Western cultures, developing both ability and integrity. Dr James Myers, associate provost of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), recalled the incredible growth of Weihai Campus in his speech, together with RIT’s President Dr. David Munson’s best wishes through video. Mr. Andrew Meikle, Director of Corporate Information Systems at Lancaster University, advised freshman to cherish the time. Representatives of local government, alumni, faculty, Chinese students and international students also spoke to encourage the new cohort students of 2019.