June 14-24, 8 RUDN students, members of the SmartMoto RUDN team presented their electromotorcycle at the Smartmoto Challenge Barcelona 2018, taking the 3rd place in the overall standings, while the concept of the battery of their own design became the best in the championship.
July 2, 2018, RUDN saw the start of the third semester – work of the International Student Construction Team "Meridian of Friendship".
June 5, the Mayor of Moscow met with RUDN students to deliver a lecture «Moscow - the city where tomorrow is born» and talk about common problems of the world's megalopolises.
May 11-16, 2018, in Moscow 12 teams of boys and girls aged from 14 to 17 from 21 countries (England, Belarus, Brazil, Burundi, Bolivia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, the USA, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uzbekistan and the Philippines) took part in the international football tournament among orphans «The future depends on you». To overcome the language barrier, 70 RUDN volunteers helped the young football players accompanying them throughout the project.
May 16, the opening ceremony of the monument to Gamal Abdel Nasser, second president of Egypt, national hero and a symbol of the struggle for the unity of the Arab countries, eminent leader of the Arab Republic of Egypt was held. A bronze 2-meter bust on a granite pedestal is a gift from the Embassy of Egypt in honor of the 100th anniversary of the politician.
May 3, the festival «Planet Southwest» united RUDN students from 155 countries. More than 3,000 guests came to see the cultures of the world - they learned to dance, tasted sweets, played the drums, tried on national costumes and took pictures.
April 26, first time in 2018, RUDN Fountain started working.
On the eve of the World Health Day. RUDN became a site for «Choose a healthy life!» festival, where guests could have lungs X-ray, consult a dietologist and many other doctors undergoing a thorough medical check-up at more than 30 diagnostic stations.
RUDN campus card is a joined product with Sberbank and is supposed to be a debit card for receiving scholarships, transport card and a pass to all campus buildings.
20 March, an Agreement on creating XXXIX World Winter University Games student headquarters at RUDN University was signed.
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).
2 March, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President of Madagascar was awarded the title of RUDN Doctor Honoris Causa in recognition of his contribution to cooperation in education and science between RUDN University and the Republic of Madagascar.