The main topic of the meeting is the Third Mission of Universities. Vladimir Filippov presented the report “Global Universities in the Globalizing World”.
The Council was established 8 years ago to hold international consultations once every two years with the leaders of the world's leading universities, to discuss current trends and challenges for the development of higher education in the world.
The Council includes 45 invited leaders from leading universities in the world - from Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Chile, India, China, Japan and Russia. Rector of the RUDN University is the only member from Russia in this Global Council of University Leaders.
On February 19, in 2017, Nikolai Sergeyevich Prostakov would have turned 100 years old.
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2 March, RUDN chose the King of Africa or Mister RUDN Association of African students – Zim Sankvella (SAR), first-year student of the Agrarian and Technological Institute who won over students from Cameroon, Chad, Namibia, Angola, Ethiopia and SAR. Vice-Mister was Binga Medesh (Angola), third place was taken by Naftalu Kuume (Namibia).