The Times Higher Education World University Rankings provide the definitive list of the world's best universities, evaluated across teaching, research, international outlook, reputation and more – all in all 13 indicators. RUDN has made a breakthrough due to improvement in 8 out of 13 indicators, which in general significantly improved the "Teaching" indicator (from 740th place in 2017 to 239th in 2018), "International outlook" (from 531st to 244th place) and "Citation" (from 1,072nd to 995th).
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.