On March 3 Kostanay became the capital of "University Student Games - 2014". The Ice Palace hosted the opening ceremony of the sports festival.
The spectacular and dynamic program was accompanied by patriotic slogans and student volunteers shouting: “Together we are invincible”. The official guests of the ceremony were representatives of the oblast administration and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan. After the congratulatory speech of the Vice-Akim of the region Serik Bekturganov the artists of Yelubay Umurzakov Kostanay Philharmonic performed on the stage.
The ceremony ended with lighting a fire. The honorable right to carry the torch of the Student Games was given to the International Master of Sports, skiing champion of Kazakhstan, bronze medalist of World Student Games Alexander Ossipov. By the decision of the Organizing Committee the torch was lit from alternative energy source gathered and installed at our university for the upcoming International “Expo -2017”exhibition.