27 RUDN buildings were renovated and ready to meet the students and professors. Besides the volunteers painted the fence, marked car parking places, washed the floor and the windows in academic buildings and student dorms, painted courts and sport fields in the Sport Center.
«With my first salary I paid for my medical insurance and for my student dorm accommodation» — Dabo Saliu, Guinea Bissau, Philological faculty student.
«My sister dreamed of a dress that she couldn’t afford. As soon as I got my first salary I bought it and sent it to her. I have never seen my sister so happy» — Suman Chaudkhari, Nepal, Medical faculty student.
More than 150 people attended beginner’s trainings for proficiency enhancement for student construction brigades and introductory lectures. By tradition special attention is paid to the labor protection requirements and to fire prevention.
Despite hard work the volunteers didn’t forget about entertainment — discos, Miss and Mister construction team contest, concerts, sport events — football, volleyball, basketball championships and others. Labor term was finished by celebration and speech of Rector Vladimir Filippov, who thanked the students: «This year the student brigade proved again that we can build our University with our own hands!».
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.