In Search of University Excellence: Perspectives from Russia and Central Asia

About RUDN University

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)
Year of foundation – 1960
Rector – Filippov Vladimir Mikhaylovich
Mission: Uniting people of different cultures by knowledge RUDN University creates leaders to make the World better.
Slogan: Discover the World in one University!
Students: 30,000 students including 7,500 foreign students from 154 countries

Alumni: Over 100,000 professionals who graduated from RUDN University work all over the world. They include Presidents and Prime Ministers, dozens of Ministers, hundreds of well-known politicians and successful businessmen, scientists and cultural luminaries.

Education: 5 faculties, 11 institutes and 1 academy. 25 Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes obtained international accreditation. The concept «From Teaching to Learning» is being implemented at RUDN University.

Itisaimedattrainingcreative graduates who will beabletomakeindependent decisions. 49 programmes are implemented in English.

Academic staff: 2,800 lecturers including 2,000 with academic degrees. Both scholars and practitioners and successful professionals teach at RUDN University.

Academic exchange programmes: Over 100 joint Master’s programmes with the leading Universities of the world. RUDN University is a leader in number of joint diploma and academic exchange programmes. The geography of RUDN University cooperation with QS TOP 500 Universities comprises Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Colombia, Netherlands, Portugal, USA, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Chile, Sweden, SAR, South Korea. In 2016 38 new Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes were launched in cooperation with such universities as London Metropolitan University, Edinburgh Napier University, Nice Sophia Antipolis University.

International cooperation: About 250 cooperation agreements have been concluded with foreign universities and scientific centres. RUDN University is a core university of CIS Network University (28 universities from 9 countries) and a coordinator of SCO Network University (75 universities from 5 SCO countries). It is included in the Venice Consortium. RUDN University, among 12 universities of the Russian Federation, actively participates in forming and developing BRICS Network University.

Priority research areas:

  • mathematical sciences;
  • physical sciences;
  • chemical sciences;
  • medical sciences, bio technologies and pharmaceutical science;
  • comparative social and humanitarian research;
  • modern languages

Science infrastructure: Over 150 research university laboratories, over 30 academic centres 3 shared knowledge centres. In 2016 3 new scientific institutes in mathematics and chemistry we relaunched and the leading scientists headed 8 new scientific centres and laboratories.

Campus: 13 dormitories, Talent Development Centre «Interclub», 20 cafés with national menus, Sport and Recreation Centre, Clinical Diagnostic Centre, shops, fountains and 50 ha of green territory near a park and 2 underground stations.

Rankings: QS ТОP 500 Universities of the world, QS ТОP 100 BRICS Universities.

Quality modern training, knowledge of foreign languages, skills of doing research, personal contacts and extensive international professional ties ensure the employability of the RUDN University graduates in labour market both in Russia and all over the world.