RUDN University is the only Russian university in the top 50 of UI GreenMetric world ranking
“We are proud of this result. This is an indicator of the effectiveness of the faculty and the entire RUDN University in the field of sustainable development and environmental management. We believe it a necessary step in further work to create a sustainability office on the basis of the Faculty of Ecology to promote our achievements in this area,” says Elena Savenkova, Dean of the Faculty of Ecology.
The results of the 2020 ranking were announced at the UI GreenMetric online forum, which was attended by over 380 people. RUDN University was represented by Elina Moon — Head of RUDN University Rankings Department, Elena Savenkova — Dean of the Faculty of Ecology and Margarita Redina — Head of the Department of Applied Ecology.
Participants noted an increased interest in the environmental responsibility of universities and in green initiatives that are being implemented on campuses. Thus, the number of participants in the ranking this year has grown to 912 universities from 85 countries. Last year the figure was 780 out of 84 countries.
RUDN University was awarded a special diploma as the most active national coordinator of the UI Greenmetric World University Rankings network. The national coordinator informs the universities in the countries — participants about the current conditions of the ranking assessment, conducts informational events, organizes the exchange of experience on sustainable development of universities, and demonstrates the best achievements in the field of greening, resource conservation and environmental education. Only one university in the world receives this award every year.
In 2020, the representation of Russian higher education in the UI GreenMetric ranking increased. Last year there were only 46 Russian universities, in 2020 — already 52.
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).