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Peoples’ Friendship University Of Russia

Year of foundation: 1960
City: Moscow
Address: Ulitsa Miklukho-Maklaya, 6, Moscow, Russia [Show map]

The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia , also known as RUDN University, is an educational and research institution located in Moscow. It was established in 1960 to provide higher education to students across the globe.

By 1975, the University had more than 5,600 graduates, among them 4,250 people from 89 foreign countries. That year, the University was awarded the Peoples’ Friendship Order for achievements in training experts for Asian, African and Latin America countries.

RUDN University has more than 150 educational programs with leading foreign universities. In the academic year 2018/2019, there were 102 double degree programs, including 56 programs within the CIS Network Universities and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization University and 46 bilateral cooperation programs with partner universities from the UK, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, China and France.

The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is one of the leading state higher educational institutions of Russia. The university has a multiprofile structure of faculties and majors. More than 77,000 graduates of the university work in 170 countries, among them more than 5,500 holders of PhD and Doctorate degrees. Lecturers train specialists in 62 majors and lines of study. More than 29,000 graduate and postgraduate students from 140 countries studying at the university as of 2014. They represent more than 450 nations and nationalities of the world. It has a team of 4,500 employees, among them 2,826 teachers. The university intellectual fund comprises more than 870 author’s invention certificates and 150 patents of the Russian Federation in practically all fields of the university’s scientific research.

Our alumni

Many foreign and Russian political and public figures, scholars and scientists have become PFUR Emeritus Professors. They include the presidents of Namibia, Angola, Sri Lanka, the South African Republic, Gabon, Guyana and Nigeria; the prime ministers of Bangladesh and Kazakhstan; a UN Chief Executive Officer on Education, Culture and Science; and a Director of CEPES.

The Institute for Medicine was founded in 1961. It has more than 2,300 students and 43 departments and 2 independent courses. It has 420 lecturers – 5 academicians and 2 corresponding members of the Russian academy of medical sciences; 24 academicians and corresponding members of social academies, 15 Honored scientists of the Russian Federation , 3 laureates of RF State Prizes, 2 laureates of government State Prizes, 132 full professors and 220 PhDs. The Institute for Medicine PFUR has a first-class reputation both in Russia and abroad; its fame rests on the scientists working at the faculty and the graduates. Nowadays, more than 6400 professionals that have been educated at the Institute for Medicine are working in more than 110 countries of the world. In numerous laboratories with up-to-date diagnostic and research equipment, students attempt penetrating into the mysteries of structure and functioning of the human body and learn how to diagnose diseases and apply innovative methods of treatment. The members of the Institute for Medicine are actively implementing educational programs aimed at teaching new medical technologies to medical staff.


Today, the Institute for Medicine of PFUR is equipped with 14 novel clinical laboratories; in the training process, computer testing and TV broadcasting are used. For refinement in practical treatment, subdivisions of computer tomography, liver fiber scanning and andrology have been created.

In 2018, more than 800 students took part in academic exchange programs with leading foreign universities. By analogy with the European credit system (ECTS), based on the results of studies, a graduate of RUDN University gets a European standardized diploma of higher education. The university has strong scientific researches in the fields of: mathematics, physics, medicine, chemistry and foreign languages. RUDN University conducts various research in the field of medical microbiology, pharmacy as well..

For its 59-year history, the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia has gained worldwide fame and won a well-deserved reputation as a classical university, which for many years occupies the highest places among the best Russian universities and is rapidly rising in international rankings.

Student Life

The university campus feels like a city inside a city with various sports facilities, several stadiums, clinics, library and cultural center. The university is famous for producing theoretically and practically advanced specialist. With representatives from 155 countries, 500 nationalities.

The students who want to have more than one profession widen their competences and receive another degree and also take courses of further vocational education programs. Dreamers enroll at RUDN University, ideologists study in RUDN University and professionals graduate from RUDN University.

Annual tuition fee – 10500 USD