Discover the World
in One University!

Mission

Uniting people of different cultures
by knowledge RUDN University creates leaders to make the world better

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History

  1. 1960

    By the decision of the Government of the USSR RUDN University was founded.

    first rector of the university (1960 – 1970) Sergei Vasilyevich Rumyantsev, Honored Scientist of the RSFSR, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor.

    The preparatory faculty started Russian language classes for foreign students.

  2. 1961

    The name of Patrice Lumumba, one of the symbols of the struggle of the peoples of Africa for independence.

    Six main faculties (Engineering, History and Philology, Medicine, Agriculture, Science, Economics and Law) began their classes.

  3. 1962

    First issue of Druzhba university newspaper.

    Druzhba sport club created. First chair of the club – Chief coach of the USSR athletic team I.Mudrin.

    First student games in 6 kinds of sport.

  4. 1964

    The university was admitted to the International Association of Universities (IAU).

  5. 1965

    The first graduation of 228 young specialists from 47 countries of the world. Creation of International Student Construction Brigades (ISCB) and KVN teams.

  6. 1966

    The construction of a new educational complex of the University in the South-West of Moscow was started.

  7. 1970

    Rector (1970-1993) Vladimir Frantsevich Stanis, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor, who proclaimed the "cult of knowledge" at the University.

  8. 1975

    The University was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples for its services in training specialists for Asia, Africa and Latin America.

  9. 1990

    By the decision of the Government of Russia, the University got a new name – Peoples' friendship university of Russia.

  10. 1993

    Rector – Vladimir Mikhaylovich Filippov, graduate of Patrice Lumumba University of peoples' friendship, Doctor of Physics and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Academician, Member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Education.

  11. 1998
    2004

    Acting rector (1998-2004) Dmitry Petrovich Bilibin, a graduate of Patrice Lumumba University of peoples' friendship, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor.

  12. 2000

    The Department of Comparative Educational Policy was opened (UNESCO status).

  13. 2004
    2005

    Rector Dmitry Petrovich Bilibin, a graduate of Patrice Lumumba University of peoples' friendship, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor.

  14. 2005
    2020

    Rector – Vladimir Mikhaylovich Filippov, graduate of Patrice Lumumba University of peoples' friendship, Doctor of Physics and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Academician, Member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Education.

  15. 2006

    Graduate #50,000 José Atiensia Villagames (Faculty of Engineering,Ecuador).

  16. 2008

    RUDN hosts the rectorate, of the University of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (USCO).

  17. 2009

    RUDN becomes the head university coordinator of the CIS Networking University – a consortium of universities of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

  18. 2010

    The university was awarded the UNESCO Gold Medal for its contribution to training personnel for developing countries of the world.

  19. 2012

    The university is granted the right to independently develop and implement its own higher education programs.

  20. 2015

    RUDN entered the League of BRICS Universities, which united the most prestigious universities of the BRICS countries.

  21. 2016

    The first Russian university that was awarded "5 stars" in 5 categories: the quality of education, internationalization, infrastructure, innovation and social environment (QS Stars rating).

    RUDN is recognized as the most "green" university in Russia (UI Green Metric rating).

  22. 2017

    RUDN University rose 100 points in QS World University Rankings.

    RUDN students presented the gala concert "Discover the World in One University" at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

    Graduate #100,000 Battaray Hari (Medical Institute, Medical business, Nepal).

  23. 2018

    RUDN University rose up by 104 points in QS World University Rankings.

  24. 2019

    RUDN entered the Top-400 of the QS World University Rankings.

  25. 2020

    RUDN is #326 in QS World University Rankings, in 5 years having gone 324 positions up.

    Rector (2020 to present time) Oleg Alexandrovich Yastrebov, RUDN University graduate, Doctor of Law, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Deputy Chairman of the Expert Council of the Higher Attestation Commission on Law, Vice-President of the Association of Legal Education of the Russian Federation, member of the Higher Qualification Collegium of Judges of the Russian Federation.

RUDN University Today

representatives of 158 countries of the world

modern scientific and educational laboratories

scientific and educational centers

429

educational programs

172

joint
educational programs

79

programs
in foreign languages

34

programs -
international accreditation

Leadership

Oleg Yastrebov

Oleg Yastrebov

Rector

Student years are an interesting and eventful period in the life of any person: new knowledge, aspirations and experience, new acquaintances, friends and first love, creative and sporting achievements.

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Vladimir Filippov

Vladimir Filippov

President

From the very first days of your life in RUDN University you will find many interesting events that will affect your life and professional development.

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