People's Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) is a classical international university that provides a range of training courses in all areas, including natural science, technical, medical, agricultural and humanitarian fields at 7 faculties and 10 institutes. The university employs 3000 teachers, including 2000 with academic degrees. The RUDN faculty includes both researchers and successful practitioners from various areas.
RUDN offers 117 unique courses for bachelors. Students of all specialities have an opportunity to obtain the diploma in translation on one or more of 12 foreign languages being offered. The learning system allows the student to build up individual learning paths. The international students willing to study in Russia are offered the pre-university training course (running since 1960) of the Russian language and general education disciplines.
RUDN unique methods of teaching Russian as a foreign language have been implemented successfully all over the world. RUDN teachers have been teaching Russian to foreign astronauts since 1978. Apart from traditional formats, different interactive activities, such as video classes, webinars, workshops, business role-playing, and work with electronic platforms (MOODLE) are aptly used. To make the education process more effective RUDN has launched an educational web portal, research library website, and RUDN official website in six foreign languages, which is a single point of access to more than 40 university web resources on the Internet. Wi-Fi network is available for students’ use from mobile devices in all University buildings.
Distant forms of education, including massive open online courses (MOOC) are also widely in use. All students have an opportunity to do internships and traineeships at the leading Russian and international companies that are RUDN partners. The employers are actively engaged in designing education and internship programmes. The high level of student mobility is a RUDN distinctive feature. We offer the students an opportunity to enrol on an exchange program (more than 250 partner universities). The high quality of education, foreign languages mastery, research skills, personal contacts, and extensive professional relationships provide fertile ground to start a career around the world.