African countries can live better — this is Aminata's firm belief. In order to fulfill her dream, she decided to get education at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN).
"I decided to study political science, because Africa has certain social and political problems, but lacks specialists that can solve them. We must pay attention to employment of migrants — there are a lot of them in the country, — help orphaned children to get education. I want my country to be on par with Europe or America. After graduation, I will apply the received knowledge in Côte d'Ivoire, work on the improvement of its domestic and foreign policy. My dream is to become an ambassador in the future."
RUDN is well-known in African countries, so choosing a university did not take much time.
"Many teachers in my school graduated this university and recommended we study there. My classmates and I saw their level and their knowledge, for us they were an example to follow."
Having settled in Russia's capital, the young woman started convincing her fellow citizens to apply to RUDN.
"Two of my former classmates followed me to Moscow. I told them how studies are organized, what life in Moscow is like, and they took their chance. As a result, not only do I enjoy it here — my friends also study with pleasure."
Aminata is happy with her choice.
"The university gives me everything I need for my future diplomatic work. I’m receiving fundamental knowledge, learning a new language that will be useful in the international practice, meeting representatives of other cultures. I am also learning to build and maintain relationships with people who are different from me. In Africa, we are all alike, but in RUDN, cultural diversity thrives."
Aminata is pleasantly surprised with the active life at the university.
"I am a member of the Côte d'Ivoire community: there are seven of us, and we perform national dances. Last year, we took part in a concert during the celebration of the university's birthday, and we will do it again this year. We manage to rehearse two-three days a week. It is not enough, of course, but we do our best and dance at leisure."
June 26, Russian President Vladimir Putin had a televised live meeting with the participants of the campaign #МыВместе (We are together). One of the sites was RUDN coworking zone. The organizers of the campaign and our volunteers from Albania, Bangladesh, Guinea, Nigeria, China, Colombia and Russia went live on the Russia 24 television channel.
An excellent student of the Law Institute of RUDN University, Maria Kutovaya, along with lectures at the university, takes gold medals at international swimming competitions, and simultaneously manages to get a second higher education. Maria Kutovaya, graduate No.400 from Ukraine talks about how she manages to keep up with everything, whether it is difficult to combine professional sports and studies, and why she has chosen the profession of a lawyer.
Many RUDN students have been helping in Moscow hospitals in recent months. Three received medals of the President of the Russian Federation “For an selfless contribution to the organization of the All-Russian Mutual Assistance Campaign # WeAreTogether”. We’ve told stories of Maria Mamontova and Anastasia Brailovskaya. Today we present you Mark Ryberg — a 2nd year student at the Medical Institute, future dentist.