Patrice Lumumba University of Peoples' Friendship (UDN) was established in 1960. In 1992 the university was renamed to Peoples' Friendship University of Russia. (RUDN University).
RUDN University as a classical university is the standard of academic freedom, a symbol of reformation and development, a carrier of new ideas and scientific knowledge.Professors and teachers, based on the needs of society, develop and provide innovative methods of training and teaching of disciplines. RUDN University has autonomy and focuses on international standards in all areas and areas of research.
RUDN University was established as an international university and even today preserves and strengthens the status of an internationally-oriented educational institution. Students from more than 150 countries study at RUDN University annually.From the first years of the University's existence, students of all specialties study the course «Country studies» and along with diplomas of specialists receive diplomas of interpreters.High level of knowledge of the graduates of the University of Russian and several foreign languages is ensured by the well-known in the world school of teaching Russian as a foreign language and a modern system of foreign language teaching.
From the first days of his stay in RUDN University the student is surrounded by the attention of the administration and his fellow countrymen, senior students, who help him join the university family.Almost all students are members of national associations (community associations), who throughout the years of study help in their studies, when solving domestic issues, organize national and international exhibitions, holidays and festivals.Friendship and life in a multinational student family helps graduates to interact with each other in professional and social activities, in business.This is facilitated by the Association of Alumni and Friends of RUDN University, faculty support funds created by graduates, monthly meetings at the RUDN University alumni club.
Continuity is one of the main traditions of RUDN University. The University honors the memory of the professors and personnel who stood at the origins of its creation. All of today's leaders of the main links of the University are their students, continuing their work.
Repeated campus of RUDN University (campus) was recognized as the best among Moscow universities.