They trust us: RUDN University will train specialists for 160 countries
“A good tradition has formed to celebrate the birthday of RUDN University with successes and achievements that contribute to fruitful progressive development of its scientific and educational potential. First of all, I am honored to report to our distinguished guests that the university withstood the severe trials due to the coronavirus pandemic and did not allow a decrease in the quality and pace of the provision of educational services to foreign students, " said Oleg Yastrebov, Rector of RUDN University.
In 2020, RUDN University managed not only to retain, but also to increase the rate of admission of foreign citizens, 160 states sending their applicants to study at RUDN University.
“This happened due to the fact that Liberia, Malawi, Norway, Trinidad and Tobago and Eswatini (Swaziland) appreciated the global popularity of RUDN and decided to send their fellow citizens to study at our university,” noted Oleg Yastrebov.
Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, noted that education and training of highly qualified personnel for the whole world today are of paramount importance and are reaching a qualitatively new level. Russia is actively participating in the competition for talented foreign applicants. The multidimensional strategy for attracting foreign students includes a wide range of measures: from simplifying the visa regime to rebranding the country's universities.
“RUDN University, teaching foreigners for over 61 years, has managed to define its identity as a research and global university. High-quality specialists of RUDN University are in great demand on the international labor market, as well as widely recognized by the academic community. Constant communication and joint team work with students and alumni from other countries allowed RUDN University to become a unique center for uniting the knowledge of people of different cultures ”, said Konstantin Kosachev.
Pyotr Kucherenko, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, noted that RUDN is not just a leading university in Russia, but also a place of power. The spirit of RUDN University remains unchanged, which is felt in the variety of languages, clothing styles and even in the ethnic diversity of national cuisines.
“Over the past years, the university has trained more than 200 thousand specialists for more than 170 countries, which contributes to strengthening and development of the regions of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and the CIS countries. Many outstanding alumni have become heads of ministries, governments and states. Serious success of the university in the field of education allowed it to take one of the leading places not only in the Russian Federation, but also in the entire post-Soviet space ”, said Pyotr Kucherenko.
Larisa Efremova, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of RUDN University, presented the results of work for 2020. Over the past 5 years, RUDN University has significantly increased its research potential and strengthened its international academic reputation, significantly strengthening its positions in the institutional and subject rankings QS, THE, and ARWU.
Larisa Efremova told the roundtable participants about the plans of RUDN University to participate in the new all-Russian "Program of Strategic Academic Leadership". Participation in the program will allow obtaining the status of a global research university by 2030, subject to RUDN University's contribution to serious fundamental research and the creation of breakthrough technologies in education.
In the final part of the event, RUDN University was congratulated by representatives of the diplomatic corps in Moscow from the United Arab Emirates, the Syrian Arab Republic, the Republic of Ecuador, the Republic of Afghanistan, the Republic of Colombia and many others. Representatives of the embassies of foreign states were unanimous in the opinion that RUDN University unites the peoples and cultures of the world, forming leaders who make the world a better place.
July 16, Oleg Yastrebov, RUDN University Rector and Riad Haddad, Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to Russia held talks. During the meeting, they discussed the study of Syrian students at RUDN University and validation of Russian diplomas. RUDN University Rector assured the meeting participants that the issue of diploma validation would be resolved in the near future.