Students and Research

Student Research at RUDN

We have applicants enrolling and scientists graduating

Always dreamed of making a discovery that would change the world for the better? You can’t stay indifferent to outstanding challenges and unaccomplished tasks, can you? Do you want to write a competitive scientific paper and do your own research led by the top RUDN scientists?

Our Student Research Council (SRC) is willing to give you guidance while you take your first steps in science!

How is the research work of students organized?
For future researchers and professionals: student research clubs and professional associations

We organize clubs and associations to immerse our students in a professional environment. Here, they will learn to conduct research, write scholarly articles, and practice the rules of thumb. The schedule and frequency of classes are set for each club/association individually at the beginning of the academic year.

You may choose a club/association you like not matter what your department is. If you want to change the course of your scientific activity, we will help you find a research team you like.

Your curators-to-be are RUDN teachers and scientists. Experienced mentors will organize round tables with well-known speakers, as well as debates, trainings, and workshops, and they always come up with new learning formats.

For more details you can always contact persons in charge of student research. Their contact details are available in relevant department files once you decide on your research direction.

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For innovators-to-be: Student Design Office (SDO)

Here students are involved in design and digital modeling. If you want to work in a high-tech laboratory or a computer lab, make a DIY race car or a buggy – you are welcome at RUDN design offices. Our students handle engineering cases and offer new architectural projects.

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For enthusiastic organizers: Student Research Society (SRS)

The Student Research Society links students interested in scientific activity, scientists and teachers. It is one of the key student self-government bodies. It brings together active members from all RUDN departments. SRS members are organizers of high-profile scientific conferences and workshops held at the university and key popularizers of science among students.

“SRS promotes interests of activists of the student science. Using SRS, students can develop their organizational and professional skills and qualities required for team work. A RUDN slogan says ‘Be a leader!’ I believe that being part of SRS is being a leader”, Ilya Vlasov, SRS Departmentman.

Ilya Vlasov
Departmentman of SRS RUDN
Contacts NSO
Chair Email NSO in social networks
vlasov-i@rudn.ru
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Scientific student projects

Agriculture

What to do if my crocodile has a runny nose?

There is a long list of lovely pets which make people happy every day – cats, dogs, hamsters, chinchillas, turtles, chameleons, fish and sometimes even crocodiles and tigers – and you can continue this list further. Unfortunately, sometimes our pet can get sick. If you are an owner of an animal or you were one some time ago, you definitely remember your anxiety when a little creature feels bad. And certainly you are ready to do anything so that your doggie wags its tail again and a kitten cheerfully chases a toy mouse!

Theoretical Physics

How to make fuel from sawdust

It is possible to make fuel from peat and sawdust! Even environment-friendly. To make fuel yourself you’ll need an insulated vessel, a thermometer, a filter… But RUDN University’s student of the Faculty of Physical-Mathematical and Natural Sciences decided to study scientific methods of clean fuel generation which are applied in industry and improve this technology herself. The principal source of the generation of diesel fuel, petrol and hydrocarbons, such as propane and butane, is oil. Hydrocarbons are obtained by oil cracking – it is heated and then the vaporized hydrocarbons are condensed. Petrol and diesel fuel are obtained by mixing hydrocarbons containing different amount of carbon and hydrogen. Nevertheless, easily accessible oil reserves are getting exhausted and oil prices are high. For these reasons fuel producers often use poor-quality materials which contain sulfur in large quantities. It makes the product toxic and when it vaporizes it harms the environment. These oil resources are not suitable for clean diesel oil and hydrocarbons generation. That’s why the application of other resources containing carbon and hydrogen has become important. Such resources as natural gas, coal and biomass can replace oil.

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Faculty of Science

Standardization, Metrology and Technosphere Safety in Agriculture

Colour the world

One of the Wonders of the World, Hanging Gardens of Babylon – is it a myth or reality? We don’t know that for sure and, unfortunately, we won’t ever see them. But in Germany there is a small flower island where RUDN University students created their own unusual gardens and hundreds of tourists come to the island to look at them. RUDN University students were offered to take part in a competition in Landscape design at an annual exhibition “Seasonal gardens” on Mainau Island. The island is a surprising place – all the territory of 45 hectares is covered with parks and gardens. Every year Mainau receives more than a million guests.

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Science
23 Jun
Scientists Reveal the Water Column of the Yamal Lakes Can Be a Microbial Filter

Scientists from the Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology RAS, RUDN University, St. Petersburg State University and the Tyumen Scientific Centre SB RAS studied the microbial communities from several lakes of the Yamal Peninsula. It turned out that methanotrophs (bacteria that use methane as a source of energy) consume methane more actively in the deep mature lakes of the peninsula than in small thermokarst lakes. In this regard, methane emissions into the atmosphere from the surface of deep lakes are low, and only small (relatively younger thermokarst lakes with constitutional ground ice) can make a significant contribution to methane emissions in the north of Western Siberia. Thus, bacteria perform an important function for the climate balance — they reduce the emission of methane into the atmosphere.

Science
20 Jun
RUDN University Physicists Determine the Optimal Conditions for Holding High-Energy Plasma Clouds in Pyrotron

RUDN University physicists have described the conditions for the most efficient operation of long mirror-based variant of cyclotron in the autoresonance mode. These data will bring better understanding of plasma processes in magnetic traps.

Science
16 Jun
The new protocol will allow to obtain bioactive compounds bypassing by-products

Chemists from Russia and the USA have improved the method of creating bioactive indole-acetonitrile compounds. Previously, in the course of their synthesis, by-products were obtained — a new method allows them to be avoided. This increases the yield of the final product to 81%.