30 June, 9:30 am 220 members of “Meridian of Friendship” construction team gathered on RUDN square. Vice-Rector for economic activity Gennady Ermolaev welcomed students saying that they have chosen work instead of holidays and that is very mature. A lot of students have been working in the team for many years and have become true professionals.
“I have been working on the construction team 6 years – it is not just money but professional experience as well since I am majoring in civil engineering. I have been to different places in Russia and mastered a lot of professions”, says Mojardinu Vera Kruj. Student of the Engineering Academy.
“This is my first time in the construction team and a good opportunity to meet students from Asia, Africa and Russia. I am not a beginner, back home I did a lot of things in the house”, says student of the Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Sciences Jose Amilcar Ruis Matric
Student construction teams have been a good tradition in RUDN since 1964. Every year more than 200 students are members of the team.
In 18 months, RUDN, the “greenest” university in Russia (according to the international rating UIGreenMetric) has collected 39 tons of waste paper preserving 652 trees, and this is a hectare of forest.
September 1, 3,090 Russian students joined the RUDN University family, 945 of them went to the state-funded mode, 2,145 to the contract mode. This year RUDN received 59,730 applications — 7,186 more than last year — this is almost 34 applications for 1 budget place. In 2019, this figure was 27.92.