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.
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.