The organization is engaged in fundamental and applied research in the field of human ecology and environmental hygiene aimed at maintaining and strengthening human health.
On January 20, 2016, RUDN University signed an agreement with MGMSU on joining the dental scientific and educational medical cluster of the Health Ministry of the Russian Federation. The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia was the first among the universities of the Ministry of Education and Science to be included in the cluster of institutions of the Health Ministry of the Russian Federation. In addition, the Health Ministry cooperates with RUDN University in organizing student practical training. These are not only medical students, but also students of other specialties (for example, "Ecology and Nature Management").