Grand celebration Folk dances and sons, drums and guitar, colorful costumes and ethnic jewelry, different languages and national cuisines
Starting this week, Peoples’ Friendship University (RUDN) Main Square has continued to struggle to cultivate a sense of place and that’s part of what makes a grand opening of celebration so exciting.
International students’ folk festival "Planet South West" brought together hundreds of talented, active, creative people for the past 30 years. It has created a great destination that shows off the best of RUDN and draws audience to enjoy the university center.
Foreign communities of RUDN University showed their national customs, traditions, languages, clothes and cuisines. Visitors and participants of the Festival could try and taste fried black caterpillars of the Congo, Moroccan couscous, Peruvian coffee and other national dishes and drinks.
2016 edition hosted guests and festival goers - students, professors and graduates of the People's Friendship University, participants of the All-Russian Congress of Russian Association of International Students, representatives of Moscow South West universities and schools, diplomats and just friends of the university. It also featured a whole host of special guests - Second World War veterans.
Festival "Planet South West" was first held in 1987. And every year the celebration has become larger and more attractive to visitors. Festival has become the leading destination, having a truly unique character and turning to be more attractive than an early time.
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is represented in all 16 subject rankings and in five out of six subject profiles of the Expert Analytical Center ranking. RUDN University showed the best results in the following areas: “Ecology” and “Agriculture and Biological Sciences” — 1st place. “Mathematics”, “Chemistry”, “Artificial Intelligence”, “Renewable Energy” are in the TOP — 5 subject ranking. In total, 152 universities were ranked in 2022 (137 in 2021).
June 21, RUDN Rector Oleg Yastrebov and the head of Roskachestvo Maxim Protasov signed a cooperation agreement.
RUDN University has risen from 401 to 361 place in the international RUR World University Ranking 2022 over the year. Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia entered the top 100 universities in terms of “Teaching Quality”, ranking 95th in the world and 8th among Russian universities. In total, 1,024 universities were ranked in 2022 (869 in 2021).