RUDN Student Council participates in preparation of XIX World Youth and Students Festival in Sochi.
35 youth organizations and associations, including RUDN Student Council received the right to become a member of National Preparatory Committee. XIX World Youth and Students Festival will be held in Sochi, October 14-22, 2017.
Glimpses on the history of Festival:
World Conference of Youth for Peace took place in London after World War II. It was agreed to organise World Federation of Democratic Youth and initiate World Youth and Students Festival.
The first festival was held in 1947 in Prague. 17 thousand people from 71 countries attended it.
Then the festivals were organised in the capitals of Eastern Europe: Budapest (1949), Berlin (1951), Bucharest (1953) and Warsaw (1955).
The first festivals were held once every two years. In the late 40's - early 50's there was an increase in the number of participants and their countries.
The number of participants increased up to 30 thousand by the mid 50-ies. They represented more than 100 countries.
The festival was attended by many youth organizations. The original aims of the project were struggling for peace, solidarity and the idea of internationalism and independence of nations.
VI World Festival of 1957, Moscow was the largest in the history of the festival movement. 34 thousand people took part in it. They represented 131 countries of the world and achieved a record.
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.