The aim of education is to promote peace and ensure sustainable development on the planet
«The aim of education is to promote peace and ensure sustainable development on the planet».
27 February, Dr. Qian Tang, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education in the frame of a working visit to Russia addressed the members of the Academic Council with a lecture «SDG4 – Education 2030 Agenda and Higher Education».
UNESCO delegation met Rector Vladimir Filippov and visited RUDN Mission control center. «It is big pleasure and honor for us to be at RUDN again. You have a very good university and I am proud to be RUDN Doctor Honoris Causa», said Dr.Tang. It is not Dr.Tang’s first time at RUDN – in 2014, RUDN Academic Council by a unanimous decision conferred the title of Doctor Honoris Causa on Dr.Tang for his contribution in science, culture. Education and international academic cooperation.
Talking to the members of RUDN Academic Council and invited guests Dr.Tang highlighted two main tasks of education today – «create» peace and «ensure sustainable development». «Education today is not just the ability to read and write. It means to be a responsible citizen, to prevent wars, manifestations of cruelty and intolerance to people. Today it is not enough to talk about higher education – we need a complex approach to educating adults and children, quality education in remote regions, equal education of boys and girls. The «SDG4 – Education 2030 Agenda and Higher Education» program has 17 aims to be reached by 2030. And this is or common aim», Dr.Tang stressed.
Being a global university RUDN is significantly contributing to the development of world standards quality available education. Academic and scientific cooperation with UNESCO and other international organizations is envisaged in university road maps, while the dialogue of cultures and interdisciplinarity are a tradition and daily practice of every RUDN student, Alumni or staff member.
UNESCO delegation comprised:
Zhan Tao - Director of UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education;
Katja Konkola - Chief of Human Resources Office;
Kirimoke Drollet - Head of Department of Financial Management and Administrative Support;
Alexander Khoroshilov – consultant of UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education.
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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”.