Students and Research
Students and Research

Students' research initiatives and projects are discussed and implemented in scientific circles and students' scientific societies of faculties, institutes, academies.

Nowadays, there are more than 500 active members from different countries of the world at Students' Scientific Society of the RUDN.

Students represent the university at scientific conferences, competitions, skills contests, tournaments.

Students' Scientific Society Activity:

Teaching students the principles of academic communication (work with academic sources and references, academic papers and proceedings preparation, delivering reports at a seminar or conference) and academic ethics

Helping students with their research and inquiry and organizational support for their scientific work

Helping students to participate in research projects competitions, scientific and technical exhibitions, conferences and other scientific events

Preparation and conducting of the annual Festival of Science at the university, where RUDN students present their scientific projects and inventions, share challenging scientific facts with the guests of the Festival, see them around  RUDN laboratories

Students' school of innovative development. Every spring students have an opportunity to attend master classes, workshops and lectures. The highlights of the school programme are: how to find an interesting theme for research, how to work with information sources, how to protect intellectual property, how to present one's project, etc

There is a long list of lovely pets which make people happy every day – cats, dogs, hamsters, chinchillas, turtles, chameleons, fish and sometimes even crocodiles and tigers – and you can continue this list further. Unfortunately, sometimes our pet can get sick. If you are an owner of an animal or you were one some time ago, you definitely remember your anxiety when a little creature feels bad. And certainly you are ready to do anything so that your doggie wags its tail again and a kitten cheerfully chases a toy mouse!

Project curator

Victoria Zimina

It is possible to make fuel from peat and sawdust! Even environment-friendly. To make fuel yourself you’ll need an insulated vessel, a thermometer, a filter… But RUDN University’s student of the Faculty of Physical-Mathematical and Natural Sciences decided to study scientific methods of clean fuel generation which are applied in industry and improve this technology herself. The principal source of the generation of diesel fuel, petrol and hydrocarbons, such as propane and butane, is oil. Hydrocarbons are obtained by oil cracking – it is heated and then the vaporized hydrocarbons are condensed. Petrol and diesel fuel are obtained by mixing hydrocarbons containing different amount of carbon and hydrogen. Nevertheless, easily accessible oil reserves are getting exhausted and oil prices are high. For these reasons fuel producers often use poor-quality materials which contain sulfur in large quantities. It makes the product toxic and when it vaporizes it harms the environment. These oil resources are not suitable for clean diesel oil and hydrocarbons generation. That’s why the application of other resources containing carbon and hydrogen has become important. Such resources as natural gas, coal and biomass can replace oil.
One of the Wonders of the World, Hanging Gardens of Babylon – is it a myth or reality? We don’t know that for sure and, unfortunately, we won’t ever see them. But in Germany there is a small flower island where RUDN University students created their own unusual gardens and hundreds of tourists come to the island to look at them. RUDN University students were offered to take part in a competition in Landscape design at an annual exhibition “Seasonal gardens” on Mainau Island. The island is a surprising place – all the territory of 45 hectares is covered with parks and gardens. Every year Mainau receives more than a million guests.
You are a true fan of Formula 1 and you enjoy watching races on TV? You know how to assemble and demount the engine and your hands are always dirty from oil? The RUDN University students also enjoy dealing with cars. In Europe. Onaracetrack. The RUDN University became the platform for assembling cars when Engineering Academy students came up with the idea of participation in the international engineering competition “Formula Student”, which is a student version of the famous World Championship. Races are held on the real Formula 1 circuits where professional drivers race.

Project curator

Anna Klimakina

Throwing litter away people usually don’t think where it goes or will it ever be recycled. But now we have to face the fact that winters are not as cold as they used to be and summers make you want to find a shelter to hide from the heat. People become allergic to usual things, different problems with digestion and respiration organs arise. However, scientists are trying to solve these problems and the RUDN University is helping them in every possible way.

Project curator

Damir Shafigulin

Soya is one of the most ancient cultivated plants. The cultivation of soya was mentioned in the early Chinese literature (3000-4000 BC). Nowadays, different products, from dairy products to meat, are made from this plant. Such products are rich in amino acids, vitamins and microelements, which are essential for growth and strengthening of the body. Soya looks like pea and doesn't have intense flavour – it acquires the flavour of a product with which it has been prepared.

Project curator

A.I.Diveev

Do you know this feeling, when it’s very hot and stuffy outside and you are stuck in a traffic jam? You are trying to come in time for a date, but you are extremely late. Ugh, again these traffic jams! You get angry. When you finally arrive, a girl has certainly slipped away. You know this feeling – traffic jams are there all the time .But at RUDN University there is a group of concerned students, who want to find a solution to this problem.

Project curator

Andrew Kosinets

What information do your genes convey about your sports capabilities? How can we know that the tomatoes in our salad don’t contain GMOs? The technology that can answer these questions exists for more than 20 years. Nevertheless, such instruments cost thousands of dollars and they are not available for students, biohackers and for people, who live in countries where such technologies are not developed. That is why there is a need for an instrument that can be accessible and understandable for everybody and every person will be able to assemble and disassemble the tool.

Project curator

S.A.Kornatsky

Can you imagine a greenhouse of 200 square meters, situated on the roof of a university? This is real at RUDN University! Today we are going to tell you about a bio-inspired laboratory, where students with scientists are working on propagation of plants on the industrial scale. Sergey Arkadievich Kornatskiy, the head of the laboratory and an associate professor of RUDN University Department of Genetics, Plant Cultivation and Plant Protection, gave us a tour of his workspace.

Project curator

Evgeny Sokov

What can a person do if his or her back hurts and dozens of medications and injections don’t help? In this case RUDN University specialists apply an easy and effective method of treatment of painful periods - intraosseous blockades. This Russian method of pain treatment was developed and implemented by RUDN University professor Evgeny Sokov. His son Peter, neurologist, follows in his father’s footsteps. “Intraosseous blockades – is a fairly new method of treatment, previously it wasn’t common practice to inject the anesthetic directly into the bone to treat pain. The application of this method is not restricted only to the cure of painful conditions. Lately we started practicing intraosseous blockades for the treatment of different disorders of muscle tone. Now we supervise several patients with Parkinson’s disease and lumbar pain. Thanks to the intraosseous blockades not only painful condition of these patients was cured, but also parkinsonian tremor and stiffness. Definitely, this method requires further thorough examination”, Peter Sokov says.