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RUDN IS 61!

February 12, 2021

RUDN University celebrated the 61st anniversary of its foundation by holding a series of online events dedicated to the educational and scientific activities of the university. Over the years, RUDN University has graduated more than 200 thousand highly qualified specialists working in almost all countries of the world. "The university has withstood the tests that have fallen to its lot in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, and has not allowed a decrease in the quality and pace of the provision of educational services to the contingent of foreign students", - said Oleg Yastrebov, rector of RUDN University. Today, students from 160 countries study at one of the leading universities in Russia and the world. RUDN University is a recognized member of the global academic community with its own scientific and educational agenda. 

An important stage in the growth for the university was its participation in the Project to improve the competitiveness of leading Russian universities (Project 5-100). The integrated development strategy developed within the framework of Project 5-100 allowed RUDN University to show impressive results in research, educational and extracurricular activities, implement large-scale research projects, and also achieve significant growth in the quality and number of scientific publications. “Over the past five years, the number of articles in the best journals in the world has increased 10 times, the citation rate of the works of our scientists has increased 10 times, the number of publications in international co-authorship has increased nine times. This indicates the level of our competition in the world, where there are about 25,000 universities”, - said Vladimir Filippov, President of the RUDN University. 

The successful development of the university and the strengthening of its international academic reputation resulted in a significant strengthening of positions in the institutional and subject rankings QS, THE, ARWU. “We continued to grow in international rankings. We are currently ranked 326 on the QS World's Best Universities List. This is twice as high as five years ago”, - said Oleg Yastrebov.

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Thanks to a close partnership with foreign scientific and educational organizations, RUDN University students study under double degree programs at leading universities in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, and China. RUDN, together with international partners, has created 11 joint Centers for the Russian language and pre-university training, 35 specialized classes for in-depth training in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and the Russian language. For four years, RUDN University has been holding the RUDN University Open Olympiads for Foreign Citizens, in which over 10 thousand applicants from 80 countries took part.

The rector of RUDN noted that today the university staff faces new difficult tasks, but the university has everything it needs to solve them. “The challenges of 2020 have helped to redefine our potential. We have picked up an incredible pace and do not intend to stop, no matter how the circumstances develop. We have set ambitious goals for the period until 2025 and outlined priorities until 2030”, - said Oleg Yastrebov.