Strong academic training, high stipend, internships at world's leading universities. RUDN launches an Advanced PhD Program
In October 2016, RUDN launched an Advanced PhD Program. The new model is aimed at training promising researchers in accordance with international requirements; at encouraging the most talented academic career-oriented PhD students.
In October 2016, RUDN launched an Advanced PhD Program. The new model is aimed at training promising researchers in accordance with international requirements; at encouraging the most talented academic career-oriented PhD students; at the involvement of young researchers in the international academic community by providing opportunity for participating in research.
Fundamental features of the program:
- a monthly stipend of additional 45 000 rubles. RUDN allocates funding to create comfortable conditions for PhD students and the opportunity for them to fully engage in research;
- the possibility of internships at world's leading universities and research centers;
- full-time engagement of PhD students in academic work. During the day, as part of additional individual plans, they conduct research in the field of the main area of study under the guidance of the leading foreign researchers and/or the University's scholars.
- an additional individual plan of the Advanced PhD program students involves an increase in the research compexity (an additional 18 hours a week) and teaching practice (an additional 25 hours a week), in-depth study of special subjects as well as additional teaching load.
The program therefore encourages PhD students to develop their academic career, adapts them as much as possible to the scientific environment, generates practice-oriented competences demanded by employers.
In 2016, as a result of the selection for studying under the Advanced PhD program, 23 PhD students in the following training areas were admitted: "Mathematics and Mechanics", "Chemistry", "Computer Science and Engineering", "Clinical Medicine", "Agriculture", " Fundamental Medicine", "Linguistics and Literature", "Biological Sciences". The plans for 2017 include admitting 22 PhD students in February and 97 in September.
Preliminary results for 4 out of 11 subject rankings of THE World University Rankings by Subject 2022 have become known. RUDN University is represented in three of them: “Natural Sciences”, “Life Sciences” and “Medicine”.
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia has risen to position 601-800 in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2022 (THE WUR 2022). The list includes only 1,662 universities in the world, 60+ of them are Russian.
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.