The prize is established by the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLASCO) and is awarded to politicians and outstanding researchers from all over the world for their contribution to the critical understanding of the present day, struggle for democracy, human rights, social justice, integration and international solidarity. In different years this award was given to such famous personalities as Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, Jose Pepe Mujica, Evo Morales, Dilma Rousseff, Pablo Gonzalez Casanova, Aldo Ferrer, and others.
The award ceremony will take place in November 2018, in Buenos Aires, at the 8th Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Social Sciences.
Vladimir Davydov is a professor, academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, academician-correspondent of the Portuguese Academy of Culture, academician of the International Academy of Management, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor honoris causa of the University of Athens.
Scope of his scientific interests - social and economic problems of Latin America, Spain and Portugal; general issues of the world economy and world politics. The expert has published over 350 scientific publications, including 34 monographs.
V.Davydov was awarded numerous awards, including the medal For Valorous Labor (1970), the Order of Rio Branco, the degree of commander (2002 - Brazil), the Order of O'Higgins (2003 - Chile), the RF MFA badge of honor (2006), Medal of the RF Security Council "For Personal Contribution to National Security" (2010), Order of the May Revolution "Grand Office" (2013 - Argentina), RF MFA Medal "For Contribution to International Cooperation" (2014).
Yakov Kuzyakov, a well-known soil scientist, a leading scientist at RUDN Agricultural and Technological Institute and a professor at the King Saud University, has been awarded the title of highly cited researcher in the field of agricultural sciences (according to Clarivate).
A RUDN chemist has obtained a new compound — a dumbbell-shaped phosphate-bridged molybdenum cluster. The cluster accelerates the reaction of the formation of sulfides from oxides and can be used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturing.
Mathematicians from RUDN University have studied the properties of compositional operators in spaces with mixed Lebesgue norms. It will help describe the diffusion of liquids in materials with cracks and in porous materials. Such spaces are also useful for obtaining estimates for solutions to the Navier-Stokes equation.