"The significant decision to establish our University was made 60 years ago", rector of RUDN University Vladimir Filippov
Dear colleagues, students, graduates, partners!
The significant decision to establish our University was made 60 years ago. We have worked our way from a higher education institution which mainly trained staff for developing countries to a comprehensive research university — from Peoples’ Friendship University to RUDN University, the scientific and educational centre which is well-known and recognized in Russian and world rankings.
Today the University brings together students from 158 countries, and the number of RUDN University alumni increases by 5-6 thousand year by year — our graduates work in almost all countries.
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.