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RUDN University

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) integrates education, research, creative self-realisation, career opportunities for 28,000 students from 152 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 90 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 is member of the International Association of Universities, the Eurasian Association of Universities, the European University Association, and the European Association for International Education. RUDN has been  actively engaged  to work on programmes and projects of the United Nations Organisation and the Council of Europe.  

This institute is rated 4 Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
471-480
2014
601-650
2015
601-650
2016
  • 57.9
    Faculty Student
  • 84.7
    International Students
82
2014
84
2015
70
2015
74
2016
99
2016
BRICS Rankings
  • 43.80
    Overall Score
  • 42.1
    Academic Reputation
  • 83.4
    Faculty Student
  • 100
    International Students
82
2014
84
2015
70
2015
74
2016
99
2016
EECA University Rankings
  • 50.20
    Overall Score
  • 58.1
    Academic Reputation
  • 32
    Employer Reputation
  • 75.8
    Faculty Student
  • 39
    Faculty Staff with PhD
  • 27.8
    Citations per Paper
  • 5.6
    International Faculty
  • 99
    International Students
  • 55.9
    Web Impact
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,289
International
16

Number of students

20,227
Postgraduate 22%
Undergraduate 78%

Number of international students

5,261
Postgraduate 29%
Undergraduate 71%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

67 Undergraduate Courses

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136 Postgraduate Courses

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