Agrarian & Technological Institute

Agrarian & Technological Institute (ATI) was founded on the 1st of September 1961 and since then it has trained specialists in agronomy, zootechnics and veterinary. Over the last 10 years there were new specialties: land management and land cadastre, landscape architecture, standardization and metrology, veterinary and sanitary examination. A new program in specialty “Veterinary” is opening this year in English.

Teaching and learning activities

The competitive advantage of educational process is the industrial training which takes place in veterinary clinics, at the agricultural enterprises, in agribusiness holding companies, stations on fight against animal diseases, land management, estimated, realtor organizations and business structures, at the enterprises of city gardening and improvement, green construction.

ATI provides the future experts massive opportunities for formation of competences – there are many facilities in the territory of ATI: an agrobiotechnological laboratory and a greenhouse on the roof for agronomists; a workshop of landscape architecture and design for landscape architects; a center of veterinary science and medicine for veterinarians; a laboratory of an assessment of lands for carrying out field researches in the field of use of lands and the land registry for land surveyors and other professional laboratories.

Bachelor-students get a basic natural-science education. Master course provides a wide choice of profile programs. For example, “Technological management in zoobusiness”; “Modern biotechnologies in animal husbandry”; “Technologies of quality control and food products and productions safety”; “Management in technologies of geodesical and cadastral works” and others.

Close connection of educational process, science and real production provides a great variety of educational and work practice in various regions of the Russian Federation on the basis of the large profile companies and the research organizations.

The students of ATI participate successfully in professional competitions and exhibitions: in 2011 and 2012 they won the victory at the international festival “Imperial Gardens of Russia”. In 2015 four gardens upon the projects of students of the “Landscape Architecture” department were implemented on Maynau's (Baden-Württemberg) island within the annual international exhibition “Seasonal Gardens”.

Scientific activities

Students take part in the scientific researches conducted by professors and associate professors of ATI. Today 112 doctors and candidates of science work at the Institute. 20 scientific study groups, 10 scientific seminars, and also innovative laboratories of clinical methods of researches in various areas create favorable conditions for scientific activities.

The postgraduate course includes study training on 12 specialties, such as: “Protection of plants”; “Genetics and Selection”; “Veterinary science”, etc. For example, in 2015 the postgraduate student Wafula Arnold Mamati passed Ph.D. defense in English on specialty “Protection of plants”.

Extra-curricular activities

More than 100 sporting, cultural, professional events are annually carried out at the institute: competitions of students’ projects, round tables, master classes, competitions “Miss and Mr. of ATI”, excursions to the museums, meetings with graduates. The students of ATI are actively engaged in sports activities: football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, tennis, track and field athletics, chess, hockey, swimming, etc.

Academy of Engineering

Academy of Engineering has brought up a lot of generations of talented engineers. The combination of many years’ experience, international trends and innovative technologies provides a high level of education. High qualified specialists of different engineering directions are trained here. Over 2500 future engineers, design engineers, geologists and power engineers are receiving not only theoretical knowledge but also practical skills here. All the educational programmes are developed according to CDIO (Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate) ideology.

The lecturers of RUDN University Academy of Engineering not only deliver lectures but also work with gifted pupils, give masterclasses and seminars for the licentiates. They consult a lot of project teams and give an expert commentary in various engineering areas. They are co-authors of hundreds of inventions and heads of research of global scale. Throughout the whole period the heads of leading enterprises are involved in training in order to hold round tables to make the students aware of the innovative technological and managerial decisions.

International activity

During their studies our students have an opportunity to do different practical training and internship in foreign higher education institutions and enterprises under the auspices of IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience). The Academy realizes joint master’s programmes with Jönköping University (Sweden) and CIS Universities. Students take part in the UniCredit scholarship exchange programme between Russia and Serbia i.e. «Study Abroad Exchange Programme». They do training in developing software at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington, USA. The leading universities of Germany, France, China and other countries are the partners of RUDN University. In particular, that is the reason why a lot of attention is given to learning foreign languages – in parallel to the main programme the students are given a certificate of a translator.

Ecological Faculty

Ecological faculty of RUDN University is Russia's flagship in environmental education and innovative research in the field of environmental protection.

Our goal is to unite those who love wildlife, who are ready to protect our world and improve our environment. Teachers focus on improving the students' enthusiasm and understanding of the earth sciences, as well as on the formation of specialized skills for the sustainable development of environmental initiatives.

We are proud of our students being able to implement the first in Moscow university project on the separate collection of garbage at the People's Friendship University. We hope that based on our example, all Russians will learn not only to think green, but to act green as well.

We learn to act, based on solid knowledge and global experience. Interdisciplinary classes contain information from biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, geography, atmospheric sciences. This allows students to acquire wide professional horizons and learn to make informed decisions on the basis of the experience gained. It has allowed our educational programs to successfully integrate into the international educational standards.

Research fields: environmental management of energy resources; sustainable energy development; integrated waste management; rehabilitation of soil and water contaminated with heavy metals, oil and oil products; recovery of landscape integrity; radioactive waste management; HSE-management in the oil and gas sector; diagnosis of adaptive reserves of the organism; correction of a psychophysiological state of a person; increase of human stress resistance; economic criteria of environmental efficiency of enterprises; biocommunication.

International cooperation

RUDN University Ecological faculty cooperates with many foreign scientists:

  • Wang Zhen Tsyn – Director, Institute of Ecology of Shandong University, China;
  • Kuliash Meyramkulova (Dr.) – Eurasian National University named after LN Gumilev, Kazakhstan;
  • Sergei Sedov – Instituto de Geología, UNAM, México;
  • Valerio Agnes – the director of the Italian-Russian Environmental University, Italy;
  • Guy Eames, Alexander – a member of the Green Building Council RuGBC, United Kingdom;
  • Leitao Zhang – Lanzhou City University, China;
  • San Sot – Institute of Biology, Medicine and Agriculture of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Cambodia;
  • Fuad Bagirov – the general director of the Green Building Council of Azerbaijan (AzGBC), Azerbaijan;
  • Pier Paolo Franzese – Professor Parthenope University of Naples, Italy;
  • Xiang Wei-Ning – a professor of the Pedagogical University of East China, and many others.
  • Due to decent qualification, our graduates can work in teams of highly skilled ecologists working today for the sake of a common future.

Economics Faculty

Economics Faculty has existed in RUDN University since it was founded in 1960. The Faculty trains highly qualified specialists in such spheres as Finance, Insurance, Banking, Auditing, Consulting, Management and Marketing.

Our professors are graduates from the leading Russian and foreign universities and had completed internships in the real sector economic companies; a lot of the professors have PhD; there are also classes taught by famous experts in the named spheres. There are over 2200 students enrolled in our Faculty today; a third of them are foreigners.

Material and technical basis and infrastructure of the University and Faculty include:

  • modern spacious and well-lit lecture-rooms;
  • wireless Wi-Fi network;
  • multimedia classrooms;
  • up-to-date library books, including e-books;
  • direct access to the info services and the source database of state and commercial structures, monetary and financial exchange websites;
  • fitness centre with various departments;
  • medical-outpatient polyclinic institution.

The Faculty organises annual scientific, theoretical and practical conferences at intercollegiate, All-Russian and international levels, dedicated, for instance, to various development perspectives of BRICS countries, the economic safety issues, international labour migration, development and management of geo-economic strategies in different countries.

Students of Bachelor’s programmes, Master’s programmes and post-graduate courses have the opportunity to study optionally several foreign languages, as well as form individual educational paths, by suggesting topics and directions of research works and projects. There are free courses with numerous partner universities within the academic mobility of students training programmes. There are also dual diploma programmes in partnership with universities in France, China and Great Britain.

All Faculty programmes were accredited by German agency FIBBA in 2012 – 2014, which certifies the recognition of education quality at the international market of educational services. Our Faculty takes part in foreign educational programmes and projects, including the ones in European Union. We organise educational tours to Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, Peru, France, Serbia, Slovakia, and the CIS countries.

Cooperation agreements which function in the Faculty provide the possibility to have internships and further job placements in public authority institutions, analytical and financial-economic departments of companies in the real and financial sectors, including foreign companies.

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The friendly and creative team of professional teachers who love their work and who know their subjects, helping to adapt to the world of specialty, to find oneself and to become competitive in the labor market. The faculty taught future historians, philosophers, political scientists, sociologists, state management professionals, art historians and diplomats.

Educational Process

Historians study the latest methods of handling archive storage, speak at conferences and workshops, and participate in archaeological and ethnographic expeditions.

Philosophers are conducting studies that form the ability to provide creative and innovative solutions demanded not only in the scientific world, but in the business community as well. Future political scientists study to evaluate the socio-political situation. Young social scientists are engaged in research work, they study public opinion, including the electorate in the election campaigns, calculate the effectiveness of advertising and marketing campaigns, make up political parties ratings. Mastery of professional competence occurs during practical training period in the laboratories.

Future specialists in international relations are focused on the work in the global space. Students learn at least two foreign languages; learn to analyze and predict the development of foreign policy events taking into account all aspects. For mastering practical skills the students of the faculty are involved in simulation games, practical work in the Russian Foreign Ministry and international companies.

Young professionals in the field of state and municipal government study effective management mechanisms at national and regional level based on the interests of the population. They get hands-on experience during their internships in government agencies. Young fine art experts are engaged in exhibition and exposition work, they participate in theater projects and marketing activities in the arts and show business. They organize various social and cultural events to develop their skills in public relations activities, advertising, political communication, and many other activities.

The strongest students’ language proficiency is real pride of our faculty. Now we cooperate with eight successful summer language schools, students are trained in the universities of Egypt, Spain, Jordan, Ireland, China, Morocco and France. In addition, students have the opportunity to undergo training on state and bilateral cooperation.

A very attractive form of the educational process is the exchange education at the leading universities of the West and the East, and an undoubted competitive advantage is a certificate and a diploma in translation of many Eastern and European languages.

International Activity

International Activity enhances students’ educational and scientific activities. In 2003, the Faculty opened the first double degree program - Master's in Political Science with the University of Bordeaux-IV (France). Today 13 graduate programs are implemented jointly with universities in Europe and Asia, and in the framework of Network University, there are eight joint programs with the universities in the CIS. Among our partners are: the University of Bordeaux (France), Grenoble (France), Paris VIII (France), Potsdam (Germany), University of the Balearic Islands (Spain), Complutense University (Spain), Shandong University (China), Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages ( China), and others. The students enjoy the program, which is realized in cooperation with the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Masters course in English in specialty "International Relations" has been opened and it is called "World Politics: political processes and international security." About 250 masters from FGSN have already received double degrees.

Scientific Activity

Students participate in scientific activities of the faculty within a system of student scientific societies and the department. Under the guidance of reputable scientists, students prepare reports and articles for conferences. The best works are placed in the faculty collections of scientific papers. Scientific research program "Globalization and multiculturalism" which involves all lecturers and students should be noted.

Scientific and pedagogical schools with different areas of research, five inter-university research centers as well as seven scientific journals create favorable conditions for employment in scientific activities. Four Dissertation Advisory Committees are functioning at the Faculty as well as joint programs with dual management for graduates from universities in France and China are implemented.

Student Life

Students are active in extracurricular activities, participating in Russian and international forums. Popular among the student community are the following: themed evenings («Movie-party», «Dandies", "Tell me about yourself and your homeland"), intellectual games, sports competitions, competition "Miss and Mister Faculty". An important role in the organization of student activity plays the Student Committee.

Faculty of Physics and Mathematics and Natural Sciences

As far back as in 1965 three mathematics students, eleven physicists and ten chemists were the first graduates of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of People’s Friendship University. Today over a hundred students in eight major programmes study here. These programmes include business information science, applied information science, physics, chemistry, mathematics and computer sciences, mathematics, applied mathematics, fundamental information science and information technologies.


Many years of experience and traditions allow to organize education effectively and individually. Students get basic knowledge during their first years of study. Then they have specialized disciplines in accordance with the profession they have chosen. For example, the physics curriculum includes enhanced training in physics and mathematics in combination with special courses of both fundamental and applied character in plasma physics, radioelectronics, elementary particle physics, gravitation theory and astrophysics, continuum mechanics and biophysics. And in future chemistry students will become specialists in manufacturing and improving innovative medicinal products, nanocatalysts of chemical reactions, analysis of biological activity of organic and complex compounds, modern methods of research of substances and their properties.

Seminars are given and scientific experiments are carried out in training and research laboratories with modern equipment and powerful computers. Professors, post-graduate students and students do their research and implement its results in their academic activity. Leading scientific and educational centres of Russia and foreign countries, where the students have an opportunity to do training and gain practical experience, cooperate with the faculty departments.

The faculty has such partners as University of Canada, Germany, Finland, SAR and Institute of Experimental Physics (Slovakia) and Institute of Chemistry of the Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technologies (Vietnam).

Extracurricular activity

It is difficult to study at the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics and Natural Sciences but it is very interesting at the same time. One can master professional skills in classrooms and in laboratories. Students take part in academic competitions and specialized contests, make speeches at conferences and publish their works in scientific journals.

At the same time, the students life is not limited to academic activities. The Faculty of Physics and Mathematics and Natural Sciences of RUDN University is famous for its theatre, rock concerts, KVN teams (i.e. teams of the Club of the Cheerful and Sharp-witted) and many other talented students.

Faculty of the Russian Language and General Studies

Faculty of the Russian Language and General Studies is known as preparatory among the students. It was founded in 1960 and is still one of the core facilities of training foreigners in Russia under the programmes of pre-university training not only in the Russian language but in many other disciplines.  It’s in this faculty that the methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language have been created and developed further. These methods are widely used both in Russian higher education institutions and abroad. These methods allowed to realize such vital process in world politics as joint learning of Russian in multilingual classes. It takes the foreign students a year to acquire the Russian language in the scope which allows them to communicate, to study at the main university faculties together with the native speakers and in future it allows them to use Russian as an intermediary language in their professional activity.

The lecturers create multimedia courses and root new intensive learning methods. They participate in developing state standards on teaching Russian as a foreign language and actively develop a state testing system for foreign citizens.

The faculty programmes are aimed at the students who want to have a degree at RUDN University or other universities of the Russian Federation and to enter a Master’s degree or postgraduate programme in Russian in the following specializations: engineering and technical and technological one, science, medical and biological, economic and humanitarian specializations. According to the profile the training programmes include not only Russian but other general subjects.

The duration of studies is two or three terms. After completion of the course and successful assessment one can continue studies in the main RUDN University schools and departments. The language classes are held in groups of 8-10 people and other subject-oriented classes are held in groups of 16-20 people. After completing the course students acquire Russian at B1 level (under ALTE common European standards). 
Hotel Business and Tourism Institute

The goal of the Institute is to train high-class professionals for the hospitality industry.


RUDN Hotel Business and Tourism Institute has repeatedly won the professional and creative competitions in Russia and abroad. Numerous letters of recognition from the Moscow city council, Russian Government, international organizations and world-renowned companies is another proof that the work of the Institute is very successful.

Among the teaching staff of the Institute are leaders and managers of tourist and consulting companies, well-known international hotel chains, event-agencies and restaurants. That is why the classes are of practice-oriented nature: students realize professional research projects, undergo practical training, and participate in master classes held by leading experts.

Such remarkable courses as "Event Management in Hospitality", "Fundamentals of Developing a Tourist Product", "Drinks of the World" and creative projects of HBTI students like “Restaurants Forum", "Russian Seasons”, "Fireworks of Drinks" have gained international recognition. More than 1,100 of Institute graduates are successful in all the inhabited continents, in dozens of countries the world over.

International Cooperation

HBTI is a member of the following international organizations:

  • World Tourism Organization (UNWTO);
  • World Association for Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training (AMFORHT);
  • The European Association of Hotel Business Schools and public EURHODIP power.
  • Partners

    HBTI partners are:

    • a chain of Marriott Hotels, as well as Renaissance Monarch, Ararat Park Hyatt, Lotte, Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya and many others;
    • tourist companies such as Sodis, Viking Travel, Natalie Tours, Sunrise Tour, DSBW, TUI and others;
    • exhibition companies (Euroexpo and ITE);
    • event-companies such as Jet Set Sports, Teatro del Gusto and many others.
    • Extracurricular activities

      Among the extracurricular activities are:

      • "Hospitality Workshop" – the students professional community;
      • International Students Club;
      • "Wind Rose" – students choir;
      • "Vector of Travelling" – travel club and many others.
Institute for Medicine RUDN University

Institute for Medicine RUDN University was formed in July 2014 by joining to the Medical Faculty the following branches: the Center of Simulator Education, the Center of Liver Research, the Ophthalmology Center, the Center of Dental and Maxillofacial Implantology and the Faculty of professional development for medical teachers and health care employees RUDN University. But its history started in 1961 when the first students entered the “General Medicine” specialty.

Today teaching is conducted at the five following departments: “Medicine”, “Dentistry”, “Pharmacy”, “Nursing” and “Management” (the second higher education, “Management in health care” profile). The students can also obtain the second diploma “Translator/Interpreter in the field of professional communication”. 570 teachers work here, among those there are not a dozen of international recognized scholars and full members of Russian and foreign academies of science.

The great professionals are sharing their experience with students:

  • Victor Radzinsky, the world wide famous founder of the scientific school “Fundamentals in Perinatology”. Protocols of pregnancy management and gynaecology patients care were developed under his leadership applied in Russian and foreign hospitals;
  • Valentine Moiseev, one of the greatest specialists in heart disease studies in Russia;
  • Andrey Kaprin, the director of one of the largest scientific-research oncological centers in Russia;
  • Nikolay Zagorodny, the author of the new approach in hip joint arthroplasty. A patient starts walking on the seventh day after the operation and is not in pain during rehabilitation, etc.

Institute for Medicine shows the way to the science for capable students: they work in 45 scientific associations, take part in international conferences in France, Holland, Austria, Portugal, Bulgaria, Germany. Annually further doctors are sent for seminars and practice to Semmelwies University (Hungary) and then invite their colleagues from Budapest to RUDN University.

The Institute conducts fundamental and applied research in the most up-to-date biological and medical fields. When scientific and research work, the chambers are in contact with our foreign partners: Karolinska Institutet (Sweden), Medizinische Universitat Graz (Austria), Heilongjiang state Chinese-Russian center of scientific-technical cooperation and industrial transformation (China), Trace Element Institute for UNESCO, Lyon France.

The Center of Simulator Education provides training for the further professional activity starting with the first university year. Practice-oriented education and up-to-date simulator technologies appliance help to graduate competitive specialists. Our student have represented Russia and won in the international professional competitions and olympiads a lot of times, for example, in the International therapeutical and restorative dentistry olympiad in Italy.

The Chair of Medical Informatics along with the scientific clinical center of the “Russian Railways” state company applies new methods of teaching for students and registrars with telecommunication technologies, i.e. remote module education and web medicine. Leading scientists from international universities and centers take part in medical web consultations, web conferences and also interactive webinars for the students, registrars and postgraduates. There is the Local Ethic Committee at the Institute. A lot of clinical trials on new medicines are conducted.

International cooperation

Institute for Medicine is represented in the Russian-Chinese Association of medical universities, European Association of pharmacy departments. Here are our foreign partners:

  • Semmelwies University (Hungary);
  • Jordan University of Science and Technology (Jordan);
  • Harbin Medical University (China);
  • University of Bordeaux (Victor Segalen II, France);
  • Kazakh National Medical University named after S.D. Asfendiyarov (Kazakhstan).

Institute for Medicine gives the opportunities for postgraduate studies as succession of medical education: conducts teaching on required up-to-date specialties for registrars and postgraduates. 12 dissertation councils are in operation.

The Faculty of professional development for health care employees is represented by 53 chairs, where the programs on 60 medical and pharmaceutical specialties are being implemented.

The Student Council successfully works at the Institute, consisted of several sections: education (including the quality education commission), culture, sport, foreign students’ office. The students’ theatre “Hippocrates” is a very popular place where the university students, postgraduates and teachers perform on the stage.

Institute of Applied Technical and Economic Research

Institute of applied technical and economic research (IATER) was established in 2013 at RUDN University under the auspices of the Russian Federal Space Agency ROSCOSMOS. Thanks to its dynamic development the Institute has gained recognition and support among the leading enterprises in the field of space activities and industry in Russia and abroad.

At present the Institute is working up new joint academic programmes with universities of Egypt. The major universities of the Kingdom of Thailand, India, Sudan, Lebanon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China and others are deeply interested in cooperation with IATER.

Flight control centre

Modern academic programmes of IATER include a rich theoretical basis and give practical knowledge thanks to the work of the training flight control centre (RUDN University FCC) and customer application centre (CAC) opened in 2015.

In the real-time mode students can observe the preparation of space vehicle launch, the dynamic operations on orbit during docking of freight and manned space vehicles with International Space Station. Lectures at RUDN University FCC are given by experienced spacemen who have flown on orbit many times. Customer application centre presents the application of knowledge about space in various fields of economy.

Academic process

Nowadays IATER offers a number of bachelor’s, master’s and postgraduate programmes. The Institute trains future high skilled managers to be employed in the sphere of high-technology industry and multifunctional specialists whose skills will be useful thanks to space technologies in the following fields: exploration activities (oil, natural gas etc), crop yield forecast, navigational support, positioning of surface facilities, environmental assessment of the atmosphere condition, monitoring of emergencies, weather forecasting etc.

Cooperation with large enterprises in the sphere of space activities and industry allows students to obtain a considerable volume of practical knowledge in the process of their studies.

International projects

At the moment the Institute is working up such international projects as designing small mass and size satellites (Satellite grouping “Druzhba”). They will contain the devices allowing to fulfil tasks in various spheres of national economy: finding the basins of mineral resources, monitoring ecological situation in the country, control of deforestation, water pollution, ripening of crops, weather forecasting and others.

In 2016 opening of International marketing centre for development of space knowledge and promotion of space services is planned at the premises of IATER.

Institute of Law

Classrooms with multimedia equipment, a forensic laboratory, a court room, a polygraph examiner’s room, extensive training base – all the above mentioned and a lot of other things help the future lawyers to conquer the heights of their profession.

The undeniable competitive advantage of our institute is cooperation with leading foreign organizations and universities via joint master’s programmes, summer and winter schools, doing practical training. The students can receive a diploma of both RUDN University and foreign RUDN University partner and at the same time they can master a profession of a translator.


Educational process is carried out in 12 highly specialized departments. Bachelors can choose one of the two following directions: Legal studies “General profile” or “International law”. Our institute offers 20 master’s programmes. Those who want to study in English can choose the master’s programme which will perfectly meet their requirements.

These programmes include:

  • Graduate LL.M. International Private Law,
  • International Protection of Human Rights,
  • Legal Translation and Interpreting (MLTI),
  • Translator and Interpreter for Public Services and Institutions.

It should be noted that bachelor’s programme “International Law” and master’s programme “International Protection of Human Rights” have been accredited by FIBAA.

Practical Training

The students develop their professional skills in practice in the Russian organizations e.g. State Duma, Federation Council, General Prosecutor’s Office, Federal Centre of Forensic Science, Supreme and Constitutional Courts, leading Bar Councils and in international companies e.g. Clifford Chance LLP, Baker&McKenzie, PwC Legal, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. When the students get in the professional environment they gain experience watching the arguments of the parties in court, corporate disputes, negotiations etc.


One of the priorities in scientific research is studying legal trends in regulation of education and development of science not only in the Russian Federation but studying the national distinctive features of the legal system of foreign countries.

Most academic staff of the institute have scientific degrees and ranks. They have practical experience in law. Thanks to them the students get the first professional acknowledgement and win international competitions e.g. the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition; Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition; Telders International Law Moot Court Competition; the Martens Readings in International Humanitarian Law, etc.

5 Dissertation Committees in 11 fields of study work at our institute. Experts confer PhD and Doctor of Science degrees. Postgraduate students do training and take part in programmes of scientific and academic exchange in the European countries annually. The students present their theses in Russian and English.

Our lecturers take part in academic exchange programmes with leading universities of the world and their publications are indexed in the foreign citation indexing bases Web of Science and Scopus.

Extracurricular activity

Future lawyers always remember that good rest is an earnest of fruitful work. That is why they hold creative events, excursions about Moscow and other cities of Russia, meetings with interesting people. “Knights of Cross” is a traditional event for students at our institute. Our sportsmen are famous all over the world. Olympic champions, World and European champions are among the students and postgraduate students of RUDN University Institute of Law.

The Faculty of Philology

The Faculty of Philology today is a renowned educational and research centre in the field of linguistics, communication, culture and psychological sciences. Diverse Bachelor’s programs in philology, linguistics, journalism, PR, television and psychology guarantee graduates employment in various fields of the labor market.

Students of the faculty get not only fundamental knowledge but also practical experience indispensable for the future career, working as interpreters at international sport and cultural events like world championships, conferences and symposia. Future journalists make newspapers, TV and radio programs in the faculty studio with state-of-the-art equipment, work as interns in Russian and international media-holdings and are employed there after graduation. Young PR specialists work in large communication agencies, business structures and governmental bodies.

Students studying psychology work as counselors in the psychological assistance offices at the faculty. Philologists teach Russian and literature at secondary schools and universities as part of training.

It is a faculty of creative people regularly getting awards at Russian and international competitions. The faculty hosts Days of Journalism and PR where students display the results of their work and get prizes from honored guests- TV stars. Future psychologists hold Weeks of psychology with workshops, trainings and psychological experiments. There is student theatre staging various plays. During Days of poetry and literature students meet famous Russian and foreign writers. Student conferences and TV- bridges allow future professionals to be in touch with potential colleagues overseas. Regular excursions organized by the faculty help students get to know each other better. Foreign languages are one of the faculty’s strengths. Students graduate with an interpreter’s diploma in one or more foreign languages.

The faculty is one of the leaders in teaching Russian as a foreign language with professors regularly conducting seminars and teaching Russian in the universities of Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Master’s studies

Masters are trained to be employed in various business structures, educational and research centres. They study integrative technologies in applied psychology, organization of information production, modern international journalism, business communications management, literature studies, theory of translation etc.

There are two Master’s programs taught in English- Applied International Journalism and Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Double-diploma programs Management in Culture and Intercultural Communication (with Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) and Russia – Europe: Languages and Culture (with Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3) give the students invaluable experience of studying abroad and two diplomas – one of RUDN University and the other of a European university. The SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) university realizes Master’s program Psychology and Pedagogy, while the CIS Network university – The Russian Language and Literature.

International activity

The university has more than 40 partner-universities, among them Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Bologna University (Italy), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), Université de Strasbourg (France), Université Bordeaux (France), Uppsala Universitet (Sweden), North–East Pedagogical University (China) and others. Acting agreements allow undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students spend from a few weeks up to a year on a study placement at universities of Europe, Asia and Latin America. Every year more than 50 international students from various universities come on academic mobility programs.

The faculty participates in Erasmus+ European student academic mobility program, which allows spending up to one year at a partner university. The faculty regularly hosts lectures and master classes of foreign professors, poets, writers and journalists as well as conferences and seminars in Russian and foreign languages.

Summer schools

International students come to study at summer schools like the Russian language school (all levels) and take specialized programs in journalism and intercultural communication (taught in English) and get credit points upon completion. Students of the faculty in turn go to summer schools at universities in England, Spain, Italy and China.

Research activity

Priority research direction is “Personality in the context of globalization processes: society, language. Information”. Research is inter-disciplinary and cover a wide range of humanitarian issues. Projects are supported by grants of Russian and foreign funds. There are three PhD and doctoral theses defence boards at the faculty.

The Institute of Foreign Languages of RUDN University

IFL is the biggest linguistic structure of RUDN University. The IFL Bachelor’s course prepares future translators, diplomats and teachers. More narrow specializations are offered by the MA course.

Our students study not only European languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian) but also the eastern ones, the most popular of which are Arabic and Chinese.

The Institute of Foreign Languages of RUDN University is accredited by the London Chamber of Commerce as the International Test Centre of LCCI International Qualifications. After completing their studies, students pass international certification exams which give them the opportunity to work and study abroad.

Science and international activities are especially vital at IFL. Professors, academicians and PhDs actively promote scientific achievements of young scientists all the way from their term papers to thesis presentation.

From the very beginning of their studies students are encouraged to participate in international scientific conferences organized by IFL and its foreign colleagues. Every year IFL publishes collected student articles “The first steps in big–time science”.

All of the above gives the students a wonderful opportunity to graduate from IFL not only with a prestigious diploma but also a range of scientific publications. International cooperation is one of IFL’s top priorities. The Institute often welcomes representatives of different diplomatic missions. Students meet with ambassadors of foreign states and foreign embassy representatives.

Within the framework of international activities students (under the guidance of their professors) regularly participate in short-term practical studies and visit different countries.

In turn, students from abroad come to the Summer school within the program “Intercultural Dialogue – East and West”. Within the scope of the program of professors’ mobility together with the annual master-classes, presentations and lectures held twice a month (and sometimes more often) IFL is visited by foreign scientists – professors, academicians and experts. They give the students an opportunity to broaden and deepen their knowledge, experience the culture of other countries without leaving their university.

For example, academic exchanges are based not only on short-term courses but also on double diploma programs. So, students can simultaneously get a RUDN University diploma and diplomas of Catholic University of Lille (France) and Napier University of Edinburgh (UK). IFL is proud of its “Institute is our family” program, thanks to which each student can feel the professors’ care. IFL is famous for its friendly, almost family atmosphere.

Each course features a special program. The first-year students immediately find themselves in the IFL state on IFL planet, second-year students travel to the multicultural world of second foreign languages, during the third year everybody can feel that “My profession is superb!” and year four is devoted to science. As for MA students, their program is called “Future Indefinite”.

IFL is proud of its student English Theatre “The Stage”, young singing and dancing, recitation and sports stars. Workdays go hand in hand with stunning celebrations – becoming a citizen of IFL Republic, Christmas Meetings, “You’re Simply the Best” competition and many more.

Employment troubles are out of the question for IFL graduates. They are in great demand on the labor market and many find their first jobs during studying or internship. Teaching, diplomacy, consulates and ministries, business, tourism, journalism, show-business – that’s not the full list of spheres where IFL RUDN University graduates work.

People of all generations can participate in our complementary education programs. Advanced training (including individual options) is available to all those interested. Anyway, it’s better to come and see for yourself. In IFL we’re always happy to see you! Welcome!

The Institute of World Economy and Business

The Institute celebrated its 25th anniversary in December 2015. The Institute has trained over 2000 specialists in the spheres of economics, advertising, management, marketing and linguistics. Our graduates have leading positions in state structures, large international banks and transnational corporations. According to statistics, 75% of students, who graduated from IIEB, find jobs in their speciality immediately after graduation, the rest 25% do so within a short period of time.

There are 3 Bachelor’s programmes, 7 Master’s programmes and an MBA programme in IWEB. One of the competitive advantages of the curriculum organisation at our Institute is programme method of training. This form of organising the studies gives the opportunity to react flexibly to the changes on labour market and employers’ requirements, to adjust educational programmes taking into account the changes in science, world economy, new advertising techniques and managerial decisions.

Another advantage is the fact that we are able to invite the leading experts – practitioners in the spheres of economics, advertising, management and marketing – to give lectures, hold workshops and seminars, organise round-table discussions and business club meetings. Such lessons allow students to acquire professional practical skills and see the issues in the named spheres in a new light.

Apart from basic and professional subjects, IWEB students learn two foreign languages within the basic educational programme, which gives them the chance to put their communicational, professional and competitive skills to best use at work. Master’s programme is taught optionally in three languages, which are Russian, English and Spanish.

Our graduates get state diplomas of the appropriate level of training and diplomas of further education in language programmes. Various scholarship programmes run in IWEB give the opportunity to all students to apply their capabilities in professional, scientific and public fields.

We have adaptation programmes for foreign students. They all can learn the Russian language, as well as our customs and traditions, visit excursions in Moscow and other Russian cities. Each foreign student has an adviser (one of Russian A-students) who helps them in theirs studies and IWEB student life. It is worth mentioning, that IWEB organises internships for foreigners in Russian companies and banks. During this period foreign students can get practical work experience, compare the systems of different spheres in Russia and their native countries and adopt the advanced management experience in various sectors of the national economy of our country.

IWEB has been a member of Russian Organisation of Business Education since 1990. MBA programme is one of the forms of further education and has been realised since 1992. It is one of the first successful MBA programmes in Russia, which has trained over 600 people from Russia and other countries. The students in this programme are experts from large state and commercial companies and institutions, bankers, representatives of small and medium-sized businesses.

The classes are given by top-managers of the largest Russian and foreign companies, such as JSC “Oil Company LUKOIL”, JSC “Gazprom” – CC “Yamalnazinvest”, Sberbank of Russia, Nestle, Adidas, Coca-Cola, Healty, L’Oreal, CC “Ressony” and others. Our Institute’s slogan is “Career, quality, success”, and it says it all.