In 2020, RUDN University was included in 5 subject and 2 facult areas rankings of the global QS ranking. In the areas of "Modern Languages" and "Linguistics", the university rose over the year by 50 and 100 positions, respectively; The University first entered three QS subject rankings - in Mathematics, Chemistry, Economics and Econometrics. In faculty area rankings, RUDN University went up in “Arts and Humanities” and entered the Top-500 list of “Social Sciences and Management”.
- 101-150 place - Modern languages (in 2019 - 151-200)
- 151-200 place - Linguistics (in 2019, 251-300)
Entered for the first time
- 351-400 place - Mathematics
- 451-500 place - Economics and Econometrics
- 551-600 place - Chemistry
Faculty area rankings
- Arts & Humanities - 345 place (366 place in 2019)
- Social Sciences & Management - 401-450 place (entered for the first time)
On modern languages and linguistics
“In the ranking of modern languages and linguistics, indicators of academic reputation are of great importance,” said RUDN Rector Vladimir Filippov, “RUDN Linguistic Journal” immediately entered 2 international databases - Web of Science and Scopus. The agreement with the French Academy of Sciences made it possible to open a joint laboratory for studying the dynamics of languages in a minority situation. The expert experience of our linguists was presented at the Council of Europe, at the Rectors Forum in Seoul, at the QS World Wide Forum.”
If we talk about the recognition of employers, RUDN University provided translation and interpreting assistance at the World Cup, in the WorldSkills finals in Kazan and at 200 other major events.
Among current topics: linguistic problems of migration processes, problems of languages in the regions, and cognitive processes of teaching bilingual children.
RUDN University was first included in the subject ranking in chemistry, in which scientometric indicators are important. Points for citation and the H-index almost doubled during one year.
The citation of articles on chemistry ensured publication of articles in highly rated journals. So, last year Q1 and Q2 journals published 241 articles by RUDN chemists. At the same time, 74 articles were published in the top 10%, and 10 articles in the top 1% of the world's most cited SJR journals.
The academic reputation of chemistry at RUDN University is evidenced by the fact that world-class scientists from France, Spain, Iran, China, the USA, Japan, as well as Nobel laureates, including Professor Jean-Pierre Savage, participate in our conferences.
192 articles have been published in collaboration with leading foreign chemists.
Professor Rafael Luque from Spain working at RUDN University, has H-index 66 (Scopus), 62 (WoS). RUDN University has joint research initiatives with Professor Eric Van der Eycken from Belgium - with H-index 47 (Scopus).
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.