Grand celebration Folk dances and sons, drums and guitar, colorful costumes and ethnic jewelry, different languages and national cuisines
Starting this week, Peoples’ Friendship University (RUDN) Main Square has continued to struggle to cultivate a sense of place and that’s part of what makes a grand opening of celebration so exciting.
International students’ folk festival "Planet South West" brought together hundreds of talented, active, creative people for the past 30 years. It has created a great destination that shows off the best of RUDN and draws audience to enjoy the university center.
Foreign communities of RUDN University showed their national customs, traditions, languages, clothes and cuisines. Visitors and participants of the Festival could try and taste fried black caterpillars of the Congo, Moroccan couscous, Peruvian coffee and other national dishes and drinks.
2016 edition hosted guests and festival goers - students, professors and graduates of the People's Friendship University, participants of the All-Russian Congress of Russian Association of International Students, representatives of Moscow South West universities and schools, diplomats and just friends of the university. It also featured a whole host of special guests - Second World War veterans.
Festival "Planet South West" was first held in 1987. And every year the celebration has become larger and more attractive to visitors. Festival has become the leading destination, having a truly unique character and turning to be more attractive than an early time.
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.