The ranking takes into account the results for the four Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which scored the most points; SDG 17 “Partnership for the goals” is mandatory.
RUDN has the best result in “Decent Work and Economic Growth” (SDG 8) - 45th in the world. Also taken into account were “Good health and well-being” (SDG 3), “Peace, justice and strong institutions” (SDG 16).
The rating reveals how successfully universities work on the implementation of the goals set forth in the UN General Assembly resolution of September 25, 2015 “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The document is characterized by a systematic and balanced approach to all three components of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.
In total, 766 universities from 85 countries have been ranked.
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.