300 volunteers from 58 countries prepared RUDN for the new academic year
27 RUDN buildings were renovated and ready to meet the students and professors. Besides the volunteers painted the fence, marked car parking places, washed the floor and the windows in academic buildings and student dorms, painted courts and sport fields in the Sport Center.
«With my first salary I paid for my medical insurance and for my student dorm accommodation» — Dabo Saliu, Guinea Bissau, Philological faculty student.
«My sister dreamed of a dress that she couldn’t afford. As soon as I got my first salary I bought it and sent it to her. I have never seen my sister so happy» — Suman Chaudkhari, Nepal, Medical faculty student.
More than 150 people attended beginner’s trainings for proficiency enhancement for student construction brigades and introductory lectures. By tradition special attention is paid to the labor protection requirements and to fire prevention.
Despite hard work the volunteers didn’t forget about entertainment — discos, Miss and Mister construction team contest, concerts, sport events — football, volleyball, basketball championships and others. Labor term was finished by celebration and speech of Rector Vladimir Filippov, who thanked the students: «This year the student brigade proved again that we can build our University with our own hands!».
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia has become the best among Russian universities in the international ARWU (Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects) ranking in Agriculture. RUDN University entered this ranking for the first time and immediately found itself among 201-300 best. The university also shot up 100 positions in Mathematics.
According to the ranking of the best universities in the world QS World University Rankings 2022, RUDN University has risen by 9 positions and took the 317th place.
THE University Impact Rankings analyzes the impact of higher education on the development of society and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.