300 volunteers from 58 countries prepared RUDN for the new academic year
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!».
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is among the top 200 universities according to the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings 2021 (THE Emerging Economies 2021).
Only 606 leading world universities were honored to be on the list.
The QS ranking agency has presented the QS WUR by Subject 2021 rankings — lists of the best universities in the world in specific subjects. RUDN has shown rapid growth in the areas of “Modern Languages”, “Linguistics”, “Mathematics”, “Economics and Econometrics” and “Chemistry”, and for the first time entered the list of the best in the world in the subjects “Oil and Gas Business”, “Law”, " Business and Management “, and “Computer Science”.
RUDN University is on the 43rd place in the QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe & Central Asia 2021. Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia has shown the best results in the following categories: international students , student/faculty ratio, institution research collaboration and recruiter review.