The rector's meeting with the best graduates of the year is a tradition and illustration to the unofficial slogan of the University "We are different! We are equal! We are leaders!". Geologists, philologists, dentists, journalists and pharmacists – no matter what country they come from, they are all “A”-students with an active social position. Many of them have already started professional or research career, most of them are presidents of student associations.
"In the modern world it's not enough to be just a professional. To be successful means also to benefit society and correctly organize free time,"- said Rector Vladimir Filippov.
Multidisciplinarity is not the only value embedded in RUDN principles of the PFUR. Multinationality and international cooperation are what the University of peoples' friendship has been famous for since the 1960s. It is important to keep in touch with classmates and friends. Among the best graduates ‘2018 are students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Guinea, Kazakhstan, Cuba, Latvia, Mali, Nigeria, Palestine, Syria, Ukraine, Chad, Sri Lanka, Ecuador and Ethiopia. Out of 57 young professionals, 18 are foreigners, that is, every third (31.58%).
Graduates asked the Rector very daring questions on internship, financial support for students’ research, the need for a simplified procedure for obtaining a residence permit, preferential terms for educational loans as well as career prospects.
"I love the university and from the first year I have had an active public position. Now I am going to do PhD and I want not only to continue my studies, but also to start a career in Russia. Is it possible to do this in RUDN? "- asked Marias Villavincio Mario Andres from Ecuador, graduate of the Faculty of Economics. For international Bachelor and Master graduates there are 2 options to start a career at the university: enroll in a full-time post-graduate course, where in addition to the academic scholarship there will be significant surcharges (the amount will be more than 40,000 rubles a month, i.e. approx..650 USD), and you can also teach at faculties, institutes and academies of the university.
Anna Subbotina, a graduate of the Faculty of Philology of RUDN University, has gone from a volunteer translator to an advisor to the executive director of the Russian Union of Martial Arts on international issues. Read about career, knowledge of foreign languages and studies in an interview with Anna.
“Mathematics and information technology — this is difficult. Speaking three languages is also difficult. But I quickly adapt to difficulties, I love to study and learn new methods and modern technologies,” says Adou Kpangny Yves Berenger, alumnus No. 500 from Cote d’Ivoire, about studying at RUDN University and about science in his life.
Nine graduates of RUDN University were awarded Letters of Gratitude from the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. The Rector of the university Oleg Yastrebov handed letters to the graduates and thanked them for their active participation in student life, labor, social and scientific activities.