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RUDN University

Location

Miklukho-Maklaya Str. 6, Moscow, RU, Moscow Russia

Ranking

# 295QS World University Rankings

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67Undergraduate programs

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269Postgraduate programs

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5QS stars

About RUDN University

RUDN University (The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia)  integrates education, research, creative self-realisation, career opportunities for 28,000 students from 155 countries worldwide. RUDN has come out as  a multinational and multiprofiled university. You may get the degree as a doctor or historian, chemist or ecologist, journalist or engineer, lawyer or agronomist. Moreover, students of all specialties are offered an opportunity to get the diploma in translation.

Domestic students have an option of 12 foreign languages: English, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Korean, German, Persian, Turkish, French, Hindi, Japanese, while all international students after a year in Russia speak Russian almost as well as the native speakers. 

The multi-tiered system of education including undergraduate, graduate, PhD, and residency programmes create conditions for quality education at seven faculties, ten institutes and 156 research laboratories.

The University implements effective adaptation programmes for international students, offers an opportunity to learn Russian making use of uniquely designed training methods and techniques, as well as the opportunity to obtain a degree in English. RUDN leads among Russian universities in the number of English-taught master's programmes. 18 undergraduate and graduate courses have been accredited  internationally. RUDN students can do internships at  partner universities, and those enrolled in the joint programmes have the opportunity to obtain both the RUDN diploma and that of a partner university.

RUDN competitive advantages are as follows:

interdisciplinary research and scientific schools, recognized both in Russia and abroad;

one of the largest systems of the  higher education third tier in Russia: more than three thousand students  enrolled in the PhD, postdoc, residency or internship courses;

33 dissertation boards handling  more than 70 specialties;

joint research, including PhD students’ studies conducted under the supervision of both RUDN scientists and scholars from partner universities.

The RUDN student campus is considered one of the best in Russia. Academic and residential buildings are within a hand reach of each other on the territory of 50 hectares close to the forest plantation zone. The out-patient  clinic is supplied with modern equipment and offers a full range of medical services. Stadiums, gyms, arenas, tennis courts and a ski centre create favorable conditions for sport activities all year round. Outside classes, the university offers various leisure facilities. The culture and entertainment "Interclub" encompasses 35 artistic groups and other interest units. The quality of education, provided by the University, has been made evident by the success of more than 100 thousand graduates who work in almost every country of the world.

The RUDN list of influential alumni includes presidents and ministers, hundreds of well-known politicians, entrepreneurs, scientists, and notable figures in culture. RUDN has established the world's largest Association of RUDN Alumni and Friends. In 2010 UNESCO awarded the Golden Medal to RUDN for its invaluable contribution towards  training specialists for countries with emerging and developing economies. RUDN has been  actively engaged  to work on programmes and projects of the United Nations Organisation and the Council of Europe.  

About RUDN University

RUDN University (The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia)  integrates education, research, creative self-realisation, career opportunities for 28,000 students from 155 countries worldwide. RUDN has come out as  a multinational and multiprofiled university. You may get the degree as a doctor or historian, chemist or ecologist, journalist or engineer, lawyer or agronomist. Moreover, students of all specialties are offered an opportunity to get the diploma in translation.

Domestic students have an option of 12 foreign languages: English, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Korean, German, Persian, Turkish, French, Hindi, Japanese, while all international students after a year in Russia speak Russian almost as well as the native speakers. 

The multi-tiered system of education including undergraduate, graduate, PhD, and residency programmes create conditions for quality education at seven faculties, ten institutes and 156 research laboratories.

The University implements effective adaptation programmes for international students, offers an opportunity to learn Russian making use of uniquely designed training methods and techniques, as well as the opportunity to obtain a degree in English. RUDN leads among Russian universities in the number of English-taught master's programmes. 18 undergraduate and graduate courses have been accredited  internationally. RUDN students can do internships at  partner universities, and those enrolled in the joint programmes have the opportunity to obtain both the RUDN diploma and that of a partner university.

RUDN competitive advantages are as follows:

interdisciplinary research and scientific schools, recognized both in Russia and abroad;

one of the largest systems of the  higher education third tier in Russia: more than three thousand students  enrolled in the PhD, postdoc, residency or internship courses;

33 dissertation boards handling  more than 70 specialties;

joint research, including PhD students’ studies conducted under the supervision of both RUDN scientists and scholars from partner universities.

The RUDN student campus is considered one of the best in Russia. Academic and residential buildings are within a hand reach of each other on the territory of 50 hectares close to the forest plantation zone. The out-patient  clinic is supplied with modern equipment and offers a full range of medical services. Stadiums, gyms, arenas, tennis courts and a ski centre create favorable conditions for sport activities all year round. Outside classes, the university offers various leisure facilities. The culture and entertainment "Interclub" encompasses 35 artistic groups and other interest units. The quality of education, provided by the University, has been made evident by the success of more than 100 thousand graduates who work in almost every country of the world.

The RUDN list of influential alumni includes presidents and ministers, hundreds of well-known politicians, entrepreneurs, scientists, and notable figures in culture. RUDN has established the world's largest Association of RUDN Alumni and Friends. In 2010 UNESCO awarded the Golden Medal to RUDN for its invaluable contribution towards  training specialists for countries with emerging and developing economies. RUDN has been  actively engaged  to work on programmes and projects of the United Nations Organisation and the Council of Europe.  

University information

General

5+
79+

Bachelor

5+
79+

Master

5+
24+
2+
25,735
51%
49%
8,934
44%
56%
4,246
94%
6%

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

-
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International Students

4,100 USD
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Rankings & ratings

RUDN University is one of the top public universities in Moscow, Russia. It is ranked #295 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #501- 550
  • 2014
    #491-500
  • 2015
    #471-480
  • 2016
    #601-650
  • 2017
    #601-650
  • 2018
    #501-550
  • 2019
    #=446
  • 2020
    #392
  • 2021
    #326
  • 2022
    #=317
  • 2023
    #295

Ranking criteria

35.5
Overall
19.7
Academic Reputation
33.9
Employer Reputation
92.7
Faculty Student Ratio
1.8
Citations per Faculty
9.7
International Faculty Ratio
93
International Students Ratio
79.1
International Research Network
8.7
Employment Outcomes
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RUDN is a classical international university that provides a range of training courses in all areas, including natural science, technical, medical, agricultural and humanitarian fields at 7 faculties and 10 institutes. The university employs 3000 teachers, including 2000 with academic degrees. The RUDN faculty includes both researchers and successful practitioners from various areas.

RUDN offers 117 unique courses for bachelors. Students of all specialties have an opportunity to obtain  the diploma  in translation on one or more of 12 foreign languages being offered. The learning system allows the student to build up individual learning paths.The international students willing to study in Russia are offered the pre-university training  course (running since 1960) of the Russian language and general education disciplines.

RUDN unique methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language have been implemented successfully all over the world. RUDN teachers have been teaching Russian to foreign astronauts since 1978. Apart from traditional formats, different interactive activities, such as video classes, webinars, workshops, business role-playing, and work with electronic platforms (MOODLE) are aptly used. To make the education process more effective RUDN has launched an educational web portal, research library website, and RUDN official website in six foreign languages, which is a single point of access to more than 40 university web resources on the Internet. Wi-Fi network is available for students’ use from mobile devices in all University buildings.  

Distant forms of education, including massive open online courses (MOOC) are also widely in use. All students have an opportunity to do internships and traineeships at the leading Russian and international companies that are RUDN partners. The employers are actively engaged in designing education and internship programmes. The high level of student mobility is a RUDN distinctive feature. We offer the students an opportunity to enroll on an exchange program (more than 250 partner universities). The high quality of education, foreign languages mastery,  research skills, personal contacts, and extensive professional relationships provide fertile ground to start a career around the world.

RUDN University successfully combines studies, research, creative self-realisation and career opportunities for students from 152 countries of the world. RUDN offers 220 Master's programmes, with 25 English-taught courses; 148 PhD programmes in natural sciences, engineering and technological sciences, life science, medicine, humanities and social sciences. 

RUDN  has developed one of the country’s largest third tier education systems where  over 3 thousand  students take PhD, postdoc, medical residency and internship courses; 33 dissertation boards handle more than 70 scientific specialties. RUDN is proud of its  scientific schools that are recognised both in Russia and abroad. Priority research areas include chemistry, mathematics, and medicine. Intensively developing areas incorporate IT and nanotechnologies, biomedicine and pharmacy, ecology and environmental management, organization and management of space activities.

Given the RUDN specificity, the focus  is put on such University traditional areas as Russian as a foreign language,  methods of teaching Russian culture in a multicultural environment, and foreign languages. To enhance the international scientific relations the University enjoys   the potential of already existing and new educational programmes drawn up in cooperation with foreign partner institutions, the above courses are enriched by joint research programmes. In addition to the above RUDN’s cooperation with industrial enterprises and business entities is one more trend of the university activities.

RUDN engages major corporate partners, Russian, foreign and international employers to train students  and employ graduates; to design educational programmes, and to run practice-oriented courses at  RUDN partners’ premises, as well.

One of the University’s  primary objectives is to involve graduates and PhD students in research. Over 250 agreements reached with universities and research centers worldwide make it possible for the students  to engage in exchange programmes and study on double diploma programmes.  RUDN enjoys an atmosphere of optimism and cooperation, where the renowned scholars and students from many countries can work together on their research projects, sharing knowledge, expertise and ideas.

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