World-Class Russian Education!

The goal of Project 5-100 is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.




RUDN University

Year of foundation: 1960

Location: Moscow

Total students: 32,000 / International students: 9,000

Faculties: 16 / Departments: 162

Faculty: 2,800

Rector: Vladimir Filippov


RUDN University is a comprehensive university bringing together students from 155 countries. It offers a multilevel system of higher education (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D., medical residency). It includes 5 faculties, 10 institutes and one academy – all helping to train creative specialists. There are 472 education programmes and over 150 dual-degree programmes with partner universities all over the world. 73 programmes are taught in English and Spanish. RUDN is an active research hub with state-of-the art infrastructure of 200 facilities.

Multidisciplinary research areas:
  • Physical and chemical study of substances and materials
  • Nano biotechnologies
  • Metabolomics and pharmaceutical science
  • Personalized medicine
  • Mathematical modeling in multidisciplinary research
  • Gravitation, cosmology, astrophysics, space systems and technologies
  • 5G technologies and the Internet of Things, etc.

International collaboration and partnerships

RUDN is the leader in dual-degree programs and inclusive programs with the leading QS-500 universities in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, China, Colombia, The Netherlands, Portugal, USA, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Chile, Sweden, South Africa and South Korea. The university has concluded more than 250 cooperation agreements with foreign universities and research centers, including:

  • University of Heidelberg (Germany)
  • Munich Technical Institute (Germany)
  • MBA International School of Beijing University (China)
  • International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University (The Netherlands)
  • Ohio State University (USA)
  • Cardiff University (UK)
  • University of Bergen (Norway)
  • National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Free University of Brussels (Belgium)
  • University of Bologna (Italy)
  • Technical University of Berlin (Germany)
  • University of Hamburg (Germany)
  • University of Twente (The Netherlands)
  • Universidad Complutense (Spain)
  • University of Strasbourg (France)
  • Charles University (The Czech Republic)
  • University of Pisa (Italy)
  • University of Porto (Portugal)

RUDN has opened 5 Centres of Russian Language and Pre-University Training at universities in Dominican Republic, Ecuador, China, Jordan and Morocco. There are 20 specialized classes in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Russian Language in 14 countries. RUDN representatives go to different countries to hold Olympiads to attract talented entrants – the winners get the right to study at RUDN with the grant from Government of Russia.

RUDN is an active participant in network university cooperation. It is the head organization of the CIS Network University Consortium. It is the head of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Network University. RUDN is also a co-coordinator of the International Theme Group “Economy” of the BRICS Network University.

Distinguished alumni

International graduates:
  • Gideon Juma Mohamed Shoo (Tanzania), general director of G&S Media Consultants
  • Karim  Massimov (Kazakhstan), Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Mujawamariya Jeanne d’Arc (Rwanda), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Rwanda to the Russian Federation
  • Rajesh Rajan (India), president of the Indian Association of Clinical Cardiologists
  • Raghav Djugendra Singh (India), chairman of the board of directors of Uralred-met JSC
  • Sudhir Gupta (India), chairman of the board of directors of Amtel Corporation
  • Abdramane Sylla (Mali), Minister for Malians Abroad and African Integration of Mali
  • Margarita Guevara (Ecuador), Health Minister of Ecuador
  • Titos Christofidis (Cyprus), Under Secretary to the President of Cyprus, President of the Committee for Sports of Cyprus
  • Muhammad Ibrahim Musa (the Republic of Djibouti), the Minister of Civil Construction, Urban Planning and Ecology of Djibouti 
Russian graduates:
  • Konstantin Artyukh, deputy chairman of Rosbank 
  • Dmitry Akhanov, managing director, director for relations with the United States and Canada of RUSNANO, president of RUSNANO USA, Inc.
  • Gregory Balykhin, member of the Russian State Duma, head of the Federal Agency for Education (2004-2007)
  • Vladimir Gusakov, managing director of government relations of the Moscow Stock Exchange (MICEX), member of the board of directors of Russian Railways
  • Yury Korchagin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the RF to Argentina and Spain
  • Andrey Klishas, chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Constitutional Law and State Building
  • Yury Pilipenko, the president of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers of the Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Platonov, chairman of the Moscow City Duma (1994-2014 ), president of the Moscow Commercial and Industrial Chamber
  • Konstantin Remchukov, owner, CEO and editor-in-chief of Nezavisimaya Gazeta
  • Mikail Shishkhanov, chairman of the board of MDM Bank, owner of Europlan leasing company