The meeting was opened by RUDN Rector V.Filippov who said that the number of excellent students is growing every year: in 2014-2015 there were 654 A-students in RUDN, in 2015-2016 – 776, and in 2016-2017 – 867, 80% of them are girls. The leader is the Engineering Academy, followed by the Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Sciences.
«We have students from 154 countries. If they didn’t find good jobs back home they wouldn’t come to our university to study», said the Rector.
Academician Mark Kurtser said: «I didn’t have such an Assembly in my university. In this hall we see people who will come after us, who will elaborate new methods of treatment and solve global problems».
Students got diplomas and money prizes:
- 10 semesters of only excellent grades – 60 000 Rub
- 8 semesters – 45 000 Rub
- 6 semesters – 35 000 Rub
- 4 semesters – 30 000 Rub
- 2 semesters – 15 000 Rub
The main prize was raffled off between students with 8 and 10 semesters with excellent grades. The car went to Anastasia Baranenkova, 2nd year Master student of RUDN Engineering Academy. She was happy and a bit lost, and wished all students diligence and ambitiousness.
Andrey Kostin, Russian oncologist, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, became the first Vice-Rector, Vice-Rector for Research at RUDN University.
RUDN has retained its position in the top 150 leading universities in the world in the international ranking — Times Higher Education: Golden Age University Rankings 2020. This is a list of the best universities in the world that were founded between 1945 and 1967.