Peoples’ Friendship University Russia ( RUDN University) was founded on 5th February 1960 by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) Government.

The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia integrates education, research, creative self-realization, career opportunities for 28,000 students from 155 countries worldwide. RUDN has come out as a multinational and multi profiled 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.


4 research institutes:

  • Institute of Innovative Engineering Technologies
  • Joint Institute for Chemical Research
  • Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies
  • Institute of Physical Research and Technologies

11 world-class laboratories and centers:

  • Laboratory of Smart Technologies for Sustainable Urban Development under Global Changes
  • Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Mathematical Modelling in Biomedicine
  • Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Design of Sustainable Ecosystems
  • Research Centre for High-Tech Systems and Infocommunication Modelling
  • Research Centre for Molecular Design and Synthesis of Innovative Compounds for Medicine
  • Research Centre for Crystal Chemistry and Structural Analysis
  • Research Centre for Microwave-Assisted Organic Synthesis
  • Research Centre for Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics
  • Research Centre for 5G Wireless Network Simulation
  • Research Centre for Applied Probability Analysis
  • Research University Laboratory of Medical Biotechnologies


Sports and Recreation Centre

  • Multi-purpose
  • 3000 seat capacity stadium
  • 2 all-season football pitches
  • Sports club in 25+ kinds of sport
  • 15 tennis courts
  • 15+ indoor and outdoor sport halls and grounds


Digital Learning Environment

  • Electronic library systems
  • Telecommunication Training and Information System
  • Further education portal
  • Digital training simulators

Faculties in People Friendship University

The University has 14 Faculties and Academic Institutes:

  • Faculty of Medicine (English Medium)
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Philology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Ecology
  • Institute for Hotel Business and Tourism
  • Institute for World Economics and Business
  • Institute for Foreign Languages
  • Institute for International Programmes

Faculty of Medicine

Is the most popular specialty of medical profile. In PFU, students are trained to effectively treat patients, correctly diagnose diseases, and carry out preventive work among the population and much more.

The Institute of Medicine of Peoples’ Friendship University, founded in 1961 has a top-class reputation both in Russia as well as abroad. The institute’s popularity rests on the graduates and the scientists working in the institute. More than 6500 professionals that have been educated in the Institute of Medicine are currently working in more than 110 countries worldwide.

The Institute of medicine is equipped with 14 clinical laboratories and computer testing and TV Broadcasting are used in the training process.

Why People’s Friendship University?

Have over 200 laboratories, 3 shared knowledge centers with modern equipment, annual scientific conferences.

Students can invest on scientific research.

Students are trained to effectively diagnose, treat and carry out preventive work on patients.

Ultra-modern developments of 21st century.

Studying exhibits of Anatomical museum to conducting operation on interactive anatomical tables.

Trainings conducted in both classrooms and laboratories.

Trainings done at Clinical bases of the institute

Consists 4500 employees among them 2826 are highly qualified professors.

Largest Library with Russian publishers of scientific, educational, methodological literature, peer-reviewed journals etc.

Is a co-founder and member of the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers

Educational and Scientific Information Library Centre of the RUDN (Scientific Library) to access all electronic research documents.

Scientific Infrastructure which includes laboratories and research centers for conducting research.

Conducting research forums and scientific events to test scientific research results. (Students participation)

PFUR Sports

At People Friendship University students can take up any kind of sport in 45 sports facilities of the People Friendship University complex starting from democratic arm wrestling to exotic yoga. For those who prefer team-type of sports, the Peoples friendship University complex offers to join the PFUR sports club to play football, basketball, and volleyball. Other can do athletic gymnastics, tennis, and swimming. Sports facilities of the complex host PhT classes and training held in 40 kinds of sports, various sport events.

People Friendship University Library

AILC (AL) comprises 5 libraries at faculties in different University buildings with more than 2 million books in 60 languages. The electronic collection includes audio-, video material and universal and thematic databases. Magazines are available in both printed and electronic versions.

Student campus

Peoples’ Friendship University has its own campus, consisting of 13 student dormitories. The campus is located on the street. Maclay. The University provides hostel accommodation for students necessary furniture and bedding. Get to University dormitories can from the metro stations “Southwest” or “Belyayevo”


RUDN University campus is a real city in the city. Academic and housing buildings, sport facilities and several stadiums, a clinic, a library, a culture centre, numerous cafés for any taste are within walking distance on the territory of 50 hectares. The heart of the campus is the fountains — the students’ favourite area for walking. The campus is situated on the highest point of Moscow and is surrounded with a park. It takes you about 20 minutes to get to the centre of the capital.


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