The future of the cities depends on us. SUITMA-9, the largest world soil congress first time in Russia
22 May, RUDN hosted SUITMA-9 (Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic, Mining and Military Areas) congress, an event held once every 2 years in the largest cities of the world, and in 2017, held for the first time in Russia.
22 May, RUDN hosted SUITMA-9 (Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic, Mining and Military Areas) congress, an event held once every 2 years in the largest cities of the world, and in 2017, held for the first time in Russia on the subject «Impact of urbanization on the soils ecological functions and ecosystem services, risks and prospects».
Vladimir Filippov, RUDN Rector and Chair of the Organizing Committee said that RUDN is interested in such events because they bring together researchers from different countries and are important for urban development.
SUITMA Association President Mr.Kim said that there are a lot of ecological problems and compared our world with an ocean saying that depending on our actions the ocean can be red or blue. He called on the participants of the conference to do their best to make the ocean blue.
SUITMA has been working more than 20 years. The first congress was held in Essen (Germany), 37 countries participated.
Prominent researchers and academics took part in the work of 14 sections. Among them are those entering 1% of the most cited researchers of the world - Prof. Rattan Lal (Ohio University, President of IUSS); Prof. Riccardo Valentini (Tuscia University, 2007 Nobel Prize winner); Prof. Yakov Kuzyakov (University of Gottingen.
SUITMA-9 is held with the support of Erasmus+ JeanMonnet and the Russian Geographic Society. Co-organizer - (International Union of Soil Science).
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is one of the world’s leading universities in the field of Social Sciences. This became known after the publication of the THE World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Social Sciences. In Social Sciences RUDN University is in the group 401-500. The university improved its positions by 100 points during one year.
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is represented in two subject rankings of THE World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Engineering and Technology in the 501-600 group and Computer Science in the 601-800 group.
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia has strengthened its position in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022. RUDN University is 126th in the world in “Employment of graduates”.