Peoples' Friendship University of Russia or Российский Университет Дружбы Народов (RUDN) - public higher education institution in Russia. RUDNstarted accepting students in 1960. One of the attractions of the capital of Russia is the main campus of RUDN.

University ranking. Being one of the most prestigious universities in Russia,Peoples' Friendship University of Russia never leaves the top 20 according to national ratings. The university is in the top 5% of the most prestigious educational institutions on the planet.

Application process and the cost of tuition.

The composition of the university. Peoples' Friendship University of Russia is medium in scale, teaching no more than 19 thousand students at a time. The university accepts applications from foreign students. Today, about the quarter of all students are foreigners. The academic staff includes more than 2200 teachers and professors. Student exchange programs is one of the draws of the university. If you wish to learn more about the university’s life you can follow them on social media: Twitter, Youtube, Facebook.

Infrastructure of RUDN. The university has its own library. The university is in the European University Association (EUA).
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1960
Abbreviation RUDN
Teachers 2,168
Students 18,639
Foreigners 29%
Religion None
Academic calendar Continuous
Gender limitation No limits
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
We unite with knowledge
• Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation
• European University Association (EUA)
World ranking 650
Country ranking 14
Quality of teaching 199
International Students 87
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 650
QS World University Rankings 621
Cost of living in Moscow
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 227 423
Food 108 253
Transportation 20 55
Communications and utilities 32 55
Clothing 24 92
Sports and leisure 22 89
Total 434 967
Accommodation in Moscow USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 229
Shared room in city centre 427
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 396
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 656
Alternative title
Russian Российский университет дружбы народов
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Peoples' Friendship University of Russia - Official Description

Today Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is one of the leading state higher educational institutions of Russia. It is the only university in the world every year uniting students from 140 countries. The University has a multiprofile structure of faculties and majors, typical for classical universities of the world. More than 77 thousand graduates of the University work in 170 countries, among them more than 5500 holders of PhD and Doctorate degrees. Specialists are prepared in 62 majors and lines of study. More than 29 thousand graduate and postgraduate students from 140 countries are currently studying at the university. They represent more than 450 nationsand nationalities of the world. TRADITIONS OF PFUR Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia has inherited the traditions of classical universities and develops its own as well. Academic freedom. University and faculties Academic Councils independently determine lines of study; Departments and teaching staff independently implement various forms and methods of education; Elective disciplines take up the most significant part of curricula. International cooperation. PFUR was founded as an international university and preserves the traditions of international cooperation, developing international ties, promoting students and teachers exchange with dozens of universities in Asia, Africa and Latin America, as well...

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