RUDN University was first included in the 2 world subject rankings of Times Higher Education (THE). In the field of “Business & Economics”, the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia is in group 301–400, and in the “Social Sciences” - in group 501–600. 13 indicators are evaluated in 5 areas: “Teaching”, “Research”, “Citations”, “International outlook”, “Industry outcome”.
In the direction of “Business and Economics”, RUDN University was included in the ranking due to a breakthrough in 4 indicators: “The share of foreign students” (1.6 times higher than the average in the world), “Ratio of the number of teaching staff and students” (1.7 higher than the average in the world), “Industry outcome” and “Citations”.
In the field of “Social Sciences”, RUDN University showed positive dynamics in the indicators “Industry outcome” and “Income per 1 researcher or teacher”, “Share of international students”. The latter is almost 3 times higher than the world average.
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.