RUDN hosted the International Congress of Scientists – 2017, which united academics, researchers and professionals from Russia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Iran, Australia and other countries who shared their research results. The congress was organized by RUDN and IPN Group association of scientists to help integrate Russian researchers in the international community. Participants worked in 3 sections, the largest being «International conference on engineering, technology and ecology», the 2 others – «International conference on economics, management and social sciences» and «International conference on fundamental and applied sciences».
It is important that the congress was attended not only by experienced Russian and international academics but young researchers as well. There had been dozens of applications and only 60 were chosen for the final collection of articles. Nur Kirabaev, RUDN Vice-Rector for research said that RUDN unites students from 154 countries and special attention is paid to interdisciplinary and applied works, medical mathematics, space flights modeling, comparative analysis of approaches to human rights protection and studying migration processes in different regions of the world.
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).