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  1. 1. MOSCOW
  2. 2. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 2 Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia was established by theDecreeoftheUSSRGovernmentonFebruary5th,1960and was named Peoples’Friendship University. In February, 1961 it was named after Patrice Lumumba and in 1992 it was turned into Peoples’Friendship University of Russia (PFUR). In February 1975, the University was granted an award of Peoples’Friendship for its contribution in preparing specialists from Asian, African and Latin American countries. Main peculiarity of our University lies in its multicultural character.Todaythereareabout28,000graduates,post-grad- uates and interns studying at PFUR.They represent more than 500 nations and nationalities from 152 countries from all around the world. The high quality of education provided at PFUR is displayed through the success of 90, 000 of our alumni who work in al- most all countries around the world. Among them are a num- ber of Presidents and Prime Ministers, hundreds of famous politicians and successful businessmen. WithinhalfacenturyofitshistoryPFURhasbecomeaworld- known university and gained popularity as a classical univer- sity which has been holding leading positions among the best Russian higher education institutions for many years growing rapidly up in the international rating lists. According to the World QS rating PFUR is in the list of Top- 500 world universities (there are only 10 Russian universities listed inTop-500 world universities). According to joint project by the ‘Interfax’ Informational Agency and the QSWorld University Rankings 2014, PFUR is in Top-100 universities of BRICS states, and 7th among the uni- versities of Russia, CIS and Baltic countries and 1st in the in- ternalization. The University is ranked 4-6th in the National University ranking 2011/2014 held by the‘Interfax’Informational Agen- cy and‘Echo of Moscow’. Peoples’Friendship University of Russia is a great scientific centre that is taking an active part in carrying out scientific re- search and experimental development projects within the pri- orityscientificareas.PFURhasoneofthelargestsystemsof30 dissertationcouncilsinRussiaintendedtoassessscientificand pedagogical qualifications, i.e. to grant diplomas in PhD and Doctoral degree. It is due to active scientific work done by the PFUR research- ers, that provides the University with high ranking positions PFURRectorV.M.Filippov
  3. 3. WWW.RUDN.RU 3 intheRussianandinternationalrankingsystems.Accordingto Russiansciencecitationindex(RINC),PFURisranked6thinthe total number of publications among 10,500 higher education institutionsandscientificcentresinRussia;–4thamong1,000 higher education institutions in Russia, – 3rd among the uni- versities in Moscow, 17th in the index of works cited in Russia and 5th in the index of works cited in Moscow. PFUR academic team consists of 500 doctorate degree hold- ers, over 1, 200 Phd holders. There are 57 academicians and corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and other state and public academies; 28 Honored Scientists ofRussia.26peoplearehonorarymembersoftheinternation- al academies and scientific communities. More than 500 em- ployees are inventors and rationalizers. Due to their outstanding contribution in science and edu- cation and the great input into the development of friendship between the nations, 26 outstanding people from Russia and other countries were awarded with PFUR Emeritus Professors. Among them are 2 monarchs, 8 presidents and 2 Prime-Min- isters. The University has established long-lasting and firm inter- national ties with universities as well as international organi- zations worldwide. PFUR is a member-university of Interna- tional Association of Universities (IUA), founder and member oftheEurasiaUniversityAssociation;NetworkUniversityofCIS member counties, the SCO University (Shanghai Cooperation Organization), participant of programs of the Association of Academic Cooperation, member of the Black Sea Universities’ Network (BSUN) and others. PFUR has signed more than 400 agreements of cooperation with foreign universities and sci- entific centres. PFUR is a leader among all Russian universities in the to- tal number of master’s programs in English (more than 30), as well as joint master’s programs offered in cooperation with leading world universities (more than 100) which gives stu- dents an opportunity to receive 2 diplomas at the same time: one of PFUR and another one of the university-partner. PFURprovidesalltherequiredconditionsforstudiesandlei- sure, including well-developed infrastructure. PFUR campus is one of the best in Russia which has been proved by a number of awards at annual contests for the Best campus and student hostels of universities of Moscow and Russia. PFURprovidescompletesecurity:alluniversitybuildingsare equipped with modern systems and automatic fire alarm in- cluding electronic access system and modern system of vid- eo surveillance to monitor the University territory with 2, 000 video cameras. Peoples’Friendship University of Russia takes special care of students,teachersandemployees’health:PFURhasapolyclin- ic, sanatorium and Medical service centre, more than 70 de- partments of medicine, a Complex Program‘Health’. Annually PFUR students and employees undergo a complete examina- tion. Healthcare is provided with the opportunity to stick to a healthy diet and do sports- there are more than 20 cafes and restaurants with exotic traditional dishes of different coun- tries, physical recreation centre with 45 departments and 40 kinds of sport. Among PFUR graduate and post-graduate stu- dentstherearewinnersofMoscow,Russianandworldcompe- titions, including those held in 2013-2014.
  4. 4. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 4 The University, where international students come to spend 5-10 years of their life, provides all required conditions for the young people to develop and realize their potentials in more than 30 clubs, groups and studios at Interclub, and develop leadership skills and active social position at student self-gov- erning bodies. High-quality education, knowledge of foreign languages, research skills, personal contacts and international network provide demand for PFUR graduates on the labour market in Russia and abroad. PFURPressCenter
  5. 5. WWW.RUDN.RU 5 TRAINING SPEICIALISTS AT PFUR
  6. 6. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 6 In 1965, the first 288 young specialists from 47 countries of the world graduated from PFUR and in 1975 the University trained about 5,600 specialists including 4,250 graduates for 89 foreign countries. On September 14, 1960, following the order of Rector PFUR admitted the first international student which got the Student ID card №1. It was Ahmed Murad Taki from Sierra Leone. In 1966, he successfully graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and underwent a 1 year internship training. After returning to his motherland Ahmed Murad Taki worked as practitioner and headed a Medical college in Freetown for many years. The first foreign postgraduate who successfully defended the PhD thesis in 1968 was Kante Kabina from the Republic of Guinea who graduated from the Faculty of Science of PFUR in 1965. After returning to his motherland Kante Kabina worked asdirectoroftheNationalInstituteofScientificResearch,dean of the faculty in the University of Conakry and general director of Department of Bauxite. The first foreign PhD candidate who defended in 1977 his doctoral thesis for the degree of Doctor of Biological Sciences was Honmode Jayant Dattatraya from India who graduated from the Agrarian faculty of PFUR. At his motherland he headed the Department of Veterinary Medicine of the University located in Akola for many years. In 2006, PFUR awarded its 50,000th diploma. It was awarded to Jose Antiencia Villagomez (Ecuador), graduate fromtheFacultyofEngineeringwithmajorin“Automatization and Control”. As of today Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia has trained more than 90 thousand specialists from almost all countries of the world. Every year about 5,000 specialists graduate from the University. 1960 2010 2012 2013 Total number of students at PFUR 646 25009 27842 28522 - International students 589 4193 5305 5826 - Russian students 57 20816 22537 22696
  7. 7. WWW.RUDN.RU 7 Every year the proportion of Master’s students from the general student population is about 15%. In 2010/2011 academic year 2,024 students studied at Masters level, in 2011/2012 academic year their number rose to 2,342 students, in 2012/2013 academic year it reached 2,883 students. International students In 1960, 589 international students from 59 countries studiedintheUniversity.Thus,during55yearsoftheexistence oftheUniversitythenumberofforeignstudentshasincreased 10 times. Recentlytheincreaseinthenumberofinternationalstudents exists due to the students from CIS countries. Therefore, in 2014 their number at all the faculties and institutes reached 2,262 people. PFUR also admits students from far more countries now, including Asia-Pacific countries, United States and European countries. Distribution of international students at PFUR by regions 2010 2012 2014 CIS and Baltic countries 1132 1997 1764 Countries of Asia 1219 1179 1371 Countries of Africa 766 912 1002 Countries of the Middle East 547 564 530 Countries of North and Latin America 268 444 444 European countries 261 209 332 1960 2000 2010 2012 2013 2014 Number of countries represented at PFUR 59 116 143 145 148 152
  8. 8. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 8 Quality system of PFUR  iscertifiedinaccordancewithISOstandard9001:2008bya French agency AFNOR Certification in 2011;  the certificates were confirmed based on the results of a control audit by AFNOR Certification in 2012 and 2013;  receivedaRussianCertificateofQualityinaccordancewith GOST R ISO 9001:2008;  in December 2013, all higher education programs of PFUR received accreditation of Rospotrebnadzor until 2020. 24 educational programs of PFUR received international ac- creditation of European agencies. Based on the results of monitoring of the performance of federal educational institutions of higher professional educa- tioncarriedoutbytheMinistryofEducationandScienceofthe Russian Federation in 2013 PFUR was featured in the list of ef- ficient universities. Many things have changed in the University for the last few years: the number of faculties and specialties has increased, new multilevel structure of higher education (bachelor - master - PhD) has been introduced. Faculty of Russian language and general educational disciplines - 1 year Bachelor studies - 4 years Master studies - 2 years PhD studies - 3 years Starting from 2007-2008 academic year students of all faculties and specialties moved to a new system of training with the use of credit points, similar to the ECTS with the issuanceofasingleEuropeanDiplomaSupplementofhigher education in foreign languages. For all the disciplines and majors that are part of the system of credit points there is a point rating system which includes a multipoint system of credits and a methodology ofranking of students. Since 1996, PFUR has a quality management system for education. Following the Edict of the President of the Russian Federation of 12 March, 2012, PFUR obtains the right of developing and implementing its own standards of the main educational programs. Programs of higher professional education
  9. 9. WWW.RUDN.RU 9 Peoples’Friendship University of Russia has more than 150 laboratoriesandscientificcentersinwhichscientists,PhDcan- didates and students carry out research in all fields of basic and applied sciences. Thanks to the technical support of sci- entific laboratories there are 7,5 students per one laboratory space (comparing with 7,2 in 2010). Current laboratory devel- opment of teaching materials, electronic publications of study materials, laboratory ofTV and Radio service (TV PFUR) and a classroom(complexoflaboratories)ofconferenceinterpreting allow to implement many projects. The classroom of confer- ence interpretingactualized the need for a program of train- ing interpreters which is implemented at the Philological fac- ulty.Laboratoryofdevelopmentofmodernteachingmaterials and electronic publications and printing of modern teaching materials located at the publishing complex of PFUR allows to provide edition and printing of modern teaching materials and other printed materials of the University staff as well as of non-university authors. Modernizedscientificlaboratoriesprovidedevelopmentand expansionoftheresearchcapacityofPFURintoppriorityfields of science and technologies. High-tech equipment including unique allow to carry out not only R&D but also commercial research and to determine development of innovative educa- tional courses and programs for bachelor and master studies as well as programs of supplementary professional education. Technical support in educational process Joint Educational Programs with foreign universities International cooperation is an inherent part of the work of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia as an internation- al university. It is also an important instrument of securing the quality of education and its compliance with internation- al standards. Elaborationofjointeducationalprogramswithforeignpart- ners universities is an important aspect of inter-university co- operation. Peoples’FriendshipUniversityofRussiaisaleaderamongall Russian universities in the field of joint educational programs with the leading universities of the world. The University has 114 programs of Double diploma education with European, Chinese and CIS universities, including:  77 programs with universities of CIS countries;  9 programs with Chinese universities;  27 programs with European universities;  1 program with a Canadian university. Number of programs of Double diploma education 2006/2007 academic year 5 2009/2010 academic year 18 2010/2011 academic year 86 2013/2014 academic year 114 Programs of Double diploma education ensure integration into international scientific society, as well as knowledge of the main marketing technologies of universities and help to assess soberly the place of the University among all other Rus- sian and foreign educational institutions and to protect intel- lectual property.
  10. 10. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 10 Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is in the forefront of all the universities engaged in elaboration of educational pro- grams in foreign languages. International impact of such pro- grams is reflected in the growing adaptation of PFUR gradu- ates to the global labor market. Thus, in 2014 the University has 31 master’s programs in English, French and Spanish for foreign and Russian students. Educational programs in foreign languages Admission of students to PFUR Number of programs 2010 9 2012 19 2013 27 2014 31 In 2014, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia has 9 postgraduate training programs in English. Choice of your future profession and the university which can give you knowledge and skills that will be relevant in the labor markets in the near future is an important decision in anybody’slife.TheDiplomaofPeoples’FriendshipUniversityof Russia as a traditional university which offers high quality ed- ucation that meets international standards is highly valued by employers. Due to this fact the number of those who want to study in PFUR is steadily rising. In 2014, the total number of applications submitted to the University reached 30,099 which was 1.936 applications more than in 2013 (28,163) and 5,767 applications more than in 2012 (24,332). In 2014, admission of full-time students was carried out in 51 majors, with only 5 of them having contract spaces with payment of tuition fees.
  11. 11. WWW.RUDN.RU 11 In 2014, 15,798 applications were submitted to 748 state- funded places which led to 21,12 applicants per 1 state-funded place. The enrollment competition for 18 majors was 30 and more applicants per one state-funded place.
  12. 12. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 12 Preparatory courses of the Russian language for interna- tional students started their work in 1960, whereas other 6 faculties (Engineering, Historical and Philological, Medical, Agronomy, Faculty of Science, Economics and Law) started in September, 1st , 1961. In the 1990s, new faculties started functioning at PFUR (Ecological, Economics, Law, Philology, Humanities and social sciences, Upgrading skills for teachers of Russian as a foreign language, Upgrading skills for medical workers), as well as newinstitutesofForeignlanguages,Worldeconomyandbusi- ness, Distant education, Hospitality and tourism, Gravitation and Cosmology, new systems of pre-university education and continuing professional education were developed. In 2000, Chair of Policy in Higher Education with the status of UNESCO Department was initiated. In2011,Educationandresearchinstituteofcomparativeed- ucational policy started functioning at PFUR, and in 2013 the Institute of applied technical and economical expertise start- ed its work. In 2014, subject to the structural changes at PFUR, Faculties of Medicine and Law were reorganized into the Institutes of Medicine and Law. Today Peoples’Friendship University of Russia consists of 7 major faculties, Faculty of the Russian language and general disciplines,7educationinstitutes,2educationandresearchin- stitutes,InstituteofMedico-Biologicalproblems,3facultiesof upgrading skills, 3 all-University departments, more than 150 labs as well as 2 Centres for Collective usage. Faculty of Science Number of departments: 17 Total number of students – 1,057: 792 bachelor’s students, 251 master’s students, 14 specialists ~ 150 PhD students Tel: +7 (495) 952- 26-44 Е-mail: sci@pfur.ru Engineering faculty Number of departments: 16 Total number of students – 2,159: 1,370 bachelor’s students, 456 master’s students, 333 specialists ~ 160 PhD students Tel: +7 (495) 952-08-29 Е-mail: rudneng77@yandex.ru Faculties and institutes
  13. 13. WWW.RUDN.RU 13 Medical Institute Number of departments: 44 departments and 2 courses Total number of students – 3, 730: 476 bachelor’s students, 8 master’s students, 3, 246 specialists ~ 1, 350 PhD students, clinical residents, internship residents Tel.: + 7 (495) 433-27-94 Е-mail: med.dekanat@pfur.ru Ecological Faculty Number of departments: 8 Total number of students - 381: 324 bachelor’s students, 55 master’s students, 2 specialists ~ 70 PhD students Tel.: + 7 (495) 952-89-01 Е-mail: natchernykh63@mail.ru Agrarian Faculty Number of departments: 10 Total number of students - 981: 534 bachelor’s students, 123 master’s students, 324 specialists ~ 100 PhD students Tel.: + 7 (495) 434-70-07 Е-mail: agro@pochta.rudn.ru Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Number of departments: 14 Total number of students – 1, 998: 1, 438 bachelor’s students, 375 master’s students, 185 specialists ~ 250 PhD students Tel.: + 7 (495) 434-32-66 Е-mail: dekanat.fgsn@gmail.com Philological Faculty Number of departments: 9 departments and 1 course Total number of students – 1, 969: 1, 284 bachelor’s students, 344 master’s students, 341 specialists ~ 200 PhD students Tel.: + 7 (495) 434-37-45 Е-mail: filfak-rudn@mail.ru
  14. 14. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 14 Faculty of Economics Number of departments: 12 Total number of students – 2, 210: 1, 488 bachelor’s students, 527 master’s students, 195 specialists ~ 200 PhD students Tel.: + 7 (495) 434-43-15 Е-mail: economy@rudn.ru Institute of Law Number of departments: 10 Total number of students – 1, 323: 889 bachelor’s students, 338 master’s students, 96 specialists ~ 220 PhD students Tel.: + 7 (495) 433-14-80 Е-mail: urdekanat@mail.ru Faculty of the Russian language and general educational disciplines Number of departments: 8 Total number of students – 850 (full-time) Tel.: + 7 (495) 433-01-01 Е-mail: podfak@pfur.ru Institute ofWorld Economy and Business Total number of students – 675: 522 bachelor’s students, 39 master’s students, 114 specialists Tel.: + 7 (495) 433-40-29 Е-mail: info@imeb.ru Institute of Foreign Languages Total number of students – 614: 525 bachelor’s students, 62 master’s students, 27 specialists Tel.: + 7 (495) 434-71-60 Е-mail: inyaz@rudn.ru
  15. 15. WWW.RUDN.RU 15 Institute of Hospitality andTourism Total number of students - 436: 282 bachelor’s students, 28 master’s students, 126 specialists Tel.: + 7 (495) 434-15-91 Е-mail: igbit@rudn.ru Institute of International Programs Total number of students – 38: 6 bachelor’s students, 32 master’s students Tel.: + 7 (495) 434-65-01 Е-mail: imp@rudn.ru Institute of AppliedTechnical and Economic Research and Expertise Number of departments: 8 25 bachelor’s students 200 master’s students 26 PhD students 4 doctorate students Tel.: + 7 (495) 787-38-03, ext. 2051, 2409 Е-mail: iptie2014@yandex.ru Educational and research institutes Educational and Research Institute of Сomparative Educational Policy 22 master’s students 8 PhD students Tel.: + 7 (495) 787-38-03, ext. 1679 Е-mail: dakata60@mail.ru Educational and Research Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology 10 master’s students 9 PhD students Tel.: + 7 (495) 434-66-82 Е-mail: a.yefremov@rudn.ru
  16. 16. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 16 In 1960, 194 teachers and researchers started training stu- dents from Asian, African and Latin American countries. The academic and research team included 4 Doctoral degree hold- ers, professors and 26 PhD holders, associate professors. Tenyearslater,initsanniversaryyear(1970)PFURacademic team consisted of 864 people (84 Doctoral degree holders and 388 PhD holders). Today total number of PFUR employees has reached 5, 000 people with 2, 464 teachers (506 Doctoral degree holders, 1, 153 PhD holders), with potential and skills to provide quality training of specialists and carrying out scientific and research work in the outlined research frames. Among the academic and research team at PFUR there are:  15 academicians and corresponding members of Russian academies of sciences;  42 members of public academies;  28 Honorary scientists of RF;  15 Honorary doctors of RF;  6 Honorary lawyers of RF;  4 Honorary cultural workers of RF;  2 Honorary economists of RF;  2 Honorary inventors of RF;  10 Honorary workers of higher school in RF;  25 Honorary University professors;  132 Honorary workers of higher professional education in RF. Academic and research team at PFUR
  17. 17. WWW.RUDN.RU 17 Honorary Doctorates 26 foreign and Russian political and public activists, outstanding scientists received the title of Honorary Doctors of PFUR. Viktor Antonovich Sadovnichy 1995 Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Rector of the Lomonosov Moscow State University Otto Hervardt 1995 MD, Head of the Pathology Institute in Heidelberg University Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva (1945 – 2001) 1997 King of Nepal (1972 – 2001) Ulrich Kunat 1997 MD, Professor, Dr. (Clinic & Surgery) of Free University of Berlin Saito Rakuro (1923 – 1995) 1995 President of Japanese Association of FormerWar Prisoners (1979-1995) José Eduardo dos Santos 1998 President of the Republic of Angola
  18. 18. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 18 El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba 2001 2001 President of the Republic of Gabon (1967 – 2009) Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki 1998 President of the Republic of South Africa (1999 – 2008) Sam Nujoma 1998 President of the Republic of Namibia (1990 – 2005) Georges Lochak 1998 Professor, Chief researcher of the French National Research Center, President of the Louis de Broglie Society, Senior Editor of the“Annales de la Fondation Louis de Brole”magazine Sheik HasinaWajed 2000 Prime minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh ChingizTorekulovich Aitmatov (1928 – 2008) 1999 Writer and public figure, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kyrgyzstan to Benelux and France (1994 – 2006)
  19. 19. WWW.RUDN.RU 19 Olusegun Obasanjo 2001 President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999 – 2007) Franz Halberg (1919 – 2013) 2006 Director of the Chronobiology Center of Minnesota Peter Dutkevitch 2006 Professor, Director of the Institute of Europe and Russia at Carleton University of Ottawa Karim Kazhimkanovich Massimov 2007 Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Matsuura Kōichirō 2008 Former Director-General of UN for the matters of educations, research and culture (1999 – 2009) Jan Sadlak 2008 Chief of Section for Higher Education Policy at UNESCO - CEPES, Paris (UNESCO-CEPES) (1999 – 2009)
  20. 20. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 20 Willi Eger 2014 Director of the Centre for scientific calculations of Heidelberg University Institute of applied mathematics (Germany) QianTang 2014 UNESCO Assistant Director- General for Education Daisaku Ikeda 2014 Japanese humanist, philosopher, writer, poet, founder of the Soka University, Japan Mahinda Rajapaksa 2010 President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Bharrat Jagdeo 2010 President of Co-operative Republic of Guyana (1999 – 2011) Yevgeny Maksimovich Primakov 2011 President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2001 – 2011), academician and a member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences Her Royal Highness Princess of the Kingdom of Thailand Chulapon Mahidol 2012 Her Royal Highness professor, Doctor of chemistry Princess of the Kingdom ofThailand Rafael Correa Delgado 2013 Constitutional President of the Republic of Ecuador
  21. 21. WWW.RUDN.RU 21 Science at PFUR
  22. 22. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 22 PFURtakesanactivepartinresearchanddevelopmentwork in priority research areas in close cooperation with many re- search institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences and oth- er leading scientific organizations from Russia, CIS and foreign countries. Every year in PFUR master and doctoral theses are defended and scientific and technical patents on inventions in different areas of priority are obtained on a regular basis. Main scientific achievements of PFUR: PFURhasbeenfeaturedinscientificorganizationsrankings for the last 5 years, according to the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI): Among more than 10,500 scientific organizations and universitiesofRussia: 3 6th place in the number of scientific publications; 3 17th place in the citation index. Amongmorethan1,000scientificorganizationsofMoscow: 3 3rd place in the number of scientific publications; 3 5th place in the citation index. PFURisranked2nd amongallscientificorganizationsofRus- sia in the number of national patents obtained for the last 10 years (2002-2012), following government-owned cor- poration Rosatom and followed by the Ministry of Industry andTrade of the Russian Federation. In the number of grants among 105 Russian universities PFUR ranks: 3 10th , according to the Russian Foundation for Basic Research; 3 4th ,accordingtotheRussianFoundationforHumanities. 500 employees of PFUR are inventors and innovators. PFUR obtained 870 inventor’s certificates and 160 patents of the Russian Federation. PFUR registered 2 scientific discoveries. PFUR founded and modernized: 3 45 scientific-educational centers; 3 150 scientific-educational laboratories; 3 2 Centers of collective use; 3 Scientific-educational center on Nanotechnology. PFUR obtained 10 RF President’s Grants for young scien- tists. Among top-priority scientific fields are: biomedical technologies in living systems; nanoengineering, energy and resource saving technologies and new materials; environmental management; information and telecommunication technologies, computer software systems for nanotechnology and bioinformation technologies; cultural, social and economic dynamics of innovative development of Russia in the context of international cooperation; management for competitive advantage of high-tech industries; problems and perspectives of development of rocket and space industry of Russia; innovative development of CIS. Guarantee of a high quality education based on the pres- ervation of its fundamental nature and correspondence to the current and future needs of the individual, society and the state is the main task of the education policy of Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. This task is successfully ful- filledthankstobasicandappliedresearch,useofresearchre- sults in the educational process and integration of PFUR into the world educational space. Scientific research and funding of science
  23. 23. WWW.RUDN.RU 23 The most significant projects of PFUR: ContestofStrategicdevelopmentprogramsof2012–2016 3 287 million rubles of funding as of 2012 – 2014; 3 33% of it goes to science. 3 in the frame of SDP more than 30 thousands rubles are planned to be spent on events on“Modernization of sci- entific research process and innovative activity”in 2014. Contest of Development programs of activities of student associations of 2012-2013. Annual funding reaches 20 mil- lion rubles, 8 million of which goes to “Science and inno- vation”. Contest of Development programs of activities of student associations of 2014. Funding reaches 14 million rubles in total,6,9millionofwhichgoesto“Scienceandinnovation”. Large contest which is part of the project“Development of cooperation between Russian universities and industrial enterprisestocreatehigh-techproductionofuniquedrugs”. Totalfundingasof2013–2015reaches342million rubles, including 100% of external financing: 40 million rubles in 2013, 55 million rubles in 2014. In 2014, the victory of a research team led by A. Skubachevsky in the competition for the right to receive Grants of the President of the RF for State Support ofYoung Scientists and Leading Scientific Schools (2014 Contest of scientific schools) became an important achievement for PFUR. Grants are given for 2 years to finance the costs of basic and applied research, including the priority areas of science, technology and engineering of the Russian Feder- ation.
  24. 24. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 24 Scientists of the University participate in scientific projects included in the following federal target programs (FRP): Name of the programme/grant 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Federal target programme“Russian language”(2011-2015) 12 13 15 9 8 Federal target programme“Scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel of innovative Russia”(2009-2013) 35 39 29 6 - Federal target programme of Education Development (2011-2015) 1 1 1 7 Federal target programme“Research and development in priority areas of science and technology sector of Russia”(2007-2013) 1 2 1 - Russian Foundation for Basic Research 31 28 38 30 29 Russian Foundation for Humanities 15 25 26 25 21 The President of the RF for State Support ofYoung Scientists and PhDs 2 1 5 6 3 In the frame of international projects and grants PFUR conducts research on request of the United Nations, Interstate fund of humanitarian cooperation of the participating states of the Commonwealth of Independent States and foreign companies. Number of research conducted in the frame of national and international programmes and grants
  25. 25. WWW.RUDN.RU 25 Number of research conducted (external sources) Source of financing 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Federal targeted programmes 33 48 48 40 14 State order (basic part/plan) 33 28 27 23 24 State order (project part/scientific and technological programmes) 17 18 18 7 3 Programmes of different funds and grants (RFBR, RFH etc) 42 46 53 64 55 Other 2 0 7 9 10 President’s grants 3 2 1 5 6 Contracted studies 56 59 55 65 69 Other sources 3 8 13 16 29 Total 192 210 222 230 224
  26. 26. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 26 One of the key indicators of active scientific and methodical work of faculty and graduate students of the University is publica- tionofscientificarticles,monographs,textbooks,manualsandothermaterials.HighlevelofscientificpotentialofPFURscientists is confirmed by acknowledgement of their achievements by national and foreign scientific community. Indicators of publication activity of PFUR inWoS, Scopus WоS1 SCOPUS Articles Citation index h-index Articles Citation index h-index Cumulative as to 06.30.2012 3729 9185 34 2966 6545 31 Cumulative as to 06.30.2013 4188 10336 35 3188 7219 33 Cumulative as to 06.30.2014 4392 11202 35 3459 9016 35 Cumulative as to 01.11.2014 4507 11821 37 3571 9190 37 Publication activities of professors and scientists of PFUR 1 In the InCites (Thomson Reuters) system WоS:  average citation of 1 article – 2,62 (2,47 in 2013)  average citation of 1 SP – 6,18 (5,11 in 2013) SCOPUS:  average citation of 1 article – 2,57 (2,26 in 2013)  average citation of 1 SP – 4,98 (3,57 in 2013) Publications in the chemistry field account for more than one third (31,3%) of all PFUR publications in SCOPUS and for more than 40% of all PFUR publications inWoS.
  27. 27. WWW.RUDN.RU 27 Russian Science Citation Index database Peoples’Friendship University of Russia profile (as to 28.11.2014): 2014 (cumulative) Total number of publications in RSCI 34014 Total number of citations of publications 43507 Number of authors 3775 Number of authors registered in Science Index 2129 h-index (Hirsch index) 60 According to RSCI as to 28.11.2014 Name of the indicator 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total number of publications per year 2789 3277 3704 4158 4734 2764 Number of articles included in the Higher Attestation Commission list 1365 1764 2143 2361 2513 1854 Number of publication with the participation of foreign organizations 118 150 139 135 150 27 Number of citations of all publications per yest 3392 4059 5885 6829 7572 4482 Figures for the five years (2009 – 2013) by areas of knowledge Area of knowledge Number of publications Number of citations Natural sciences 2436 5136 Engineering sciences 1081 487 Medical sciences 2977 2203 Agricultural sciences 537 167 Social sciences 4720 2276 Humanitarian sciences 1922 325
  28. 28. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 28 The positive dynamics of growth in the number of international conferences held at Peoples’Friendship University of Russia is registered, while the number of all-Russian conferences remained at the same level. TheUniversityPlanofinternationalconferencesisincludedintheConsolidatedactionplanoftheMinistryofEducationandSci- ence of the Russian Federation on an annual basis. International and all-Russian conferences held at PFUR Number of international and all-Russian conferences held at PFUR Total number of conferences International conferences All-Russian conferences 2010 106 46 17 2011 96 36 20 2012 116 29 29 2013 138 51 20 2014 150 53 24
  29. 29. WWW.RUDN.RU 29 ThetrendsinthedevelopmentofhighereducationinRussia require close ties between education and scientific research, especially in the priority areas of science and technology, thus the University considers the area of scientific and research work of students one of the most important areas of its devel- opment. The fields of activity in the frame of Students’scien- tific research correspond with the priority R&D areas of PFUR. In 2014, the number of students engaged in different forms of R&D reached 1,500 people. The University departments hold 75 scientific study groups with the total number of par- ticipantsofmorethan1,200students.ThePFURStudentscien- tific society leads an active work as well. In 2014, Peoples’Friendship University of Russia held a total number of 50 scientific and scientific-practical conferences of students, graduates and young scientists with 10 of them be- ing international and 13 – all-Russian. ThestudentsparticipateinR&Dactivityofthedepartments. Each year the interest for scientific research is rising which is reflected in the publication activity of students. Students’scientific research Students› scientific research in 2012 – 2014: 2012 2013 2014 2015 (plan) Number of full-time students involved in paid research and development work 213 301 303 310 Number of students’publications 1215 1420 1430 1400 Number of students’projects submitted to national, international and other contests 73 180 213 246 Number of President and Government scholarships for students 12 13 12 12 The students of PFUR actively participate in implementing scientific research results in production. In 2014 30 students worked in small innovative enterprises founded at the prem- ises of PFUR. R&D activity is funded from different sources: scholarship programs,grants,extrabudgetaryresourcesofPFUR.Students get included in research teams engaged in funded scientific activity (303 students in 2014).
  30. 30. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 30 Dissertation Councils 30 dissertation councils for the defense of the PhD and Doc- toral dissertations work in PFUR today and provide training of highly qualified staff in 15 branches of science and 67 special- ties including: 9 in the Institute of Medicine; 4 at the Faculty of Science; 4 at the Faculty of Social and Humanitarian Sciences; 2 at the Faculty of Engineering; 3 at the Philological Faculty; 3 in the Institute of Law; 2 at the Faculty of Economics; 1 at the Agrarian Faculty; 1 at the Ecological Faculty. In 2013, in Dissertation councils of PFUR and other organi- zations 405 theses were defended by post-graduate students, doctoral candidates and employees of the University and oth- er Russian and foreign organizations:  50 PhD dissertations;  355 Candidate dissertations. Foreigncitizensdefended57Candidatedissertationsinclud- ing 52 theses defended in PFUR dissertation councils. Data on Defense ofTheses by the University employees in 2010 – 2013 2010 2011 2012 2013 DSc PhD DSc PhD DSc PhD DSc PhD Number of Defenses ofTheses (by PFUR employees) 22 38 9 37 18 22 10 49 The year 2013 was full of changes in reorganization of the Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Federation. In February 2013,V. Filippov, rector of PFUR, was appointed chairman of the Higher Attestation Commission. Following the Decree of the Government of the Russian Fed- eration in 2013 Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia was elected as one of the 10 Universities for approbation of“Elec- tronic HAC”system. In November 2013, the website of the PFUR Dissertation Councils (dissovet.rudn.ru) began to work. It conducts the check of theses using the“Antiplagiat”system.
  31. 31. WWW.RUDN.RU 31 Information about intellectual property objects registered in Rospatent can be found in the UNI database “Intellectual property” in the “Patents and certificates”. Database contains notonlyinformationaboutobjectsregisteredbyPFURbutalso objects, titles to which belong to the University employees. As to December 1st, 2014, database contains information about 469inventions(titlesto349ofwhichbelongtoPFUR),65util- itymodels(titlesto44ofwhichbelongtoPFUR),133software and databases (titles to 84 of which belong to PFUR). All ob- jects of intellectual law registered by PFUR in Rospatent are registered as intangible assets. Patents obtained by professors and Scientist of PFUR Results of intellectual activity 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Number of applications for a patent on objects of industrial property 20 31 11 19 14 Number of obtained patents on objects of industrial property 22 18 11 30 20, is a US patent Certificate of software registration 2 3 2 27 23 Certificate of database registration - 1 - - -
  32. 32. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 32 Training of high qualified staff is one of the main fields of concern of the University faculty and staff in the contest of innovative changes in the education system of the Russian Federation. In 2013/2014 academic year 3,227 people were trained at all modes of training of high qualified staff. In 2014, PFUR in cooperation with the leading European partner universities realizes 23 programs of a double scientif- ic management. PFUR is ranked 1st among Russian universities in the pro- portion of postgraduate education which is equal to ap- proximately 20% of students of BEP (with master studies taken into consideration this figure reaches 30%). PFURisranked4thamong29nationalresearchuniversities and8federaluniversitiesintermsof«Overallperformance of post-graduate and doctoral studies». The effectiveness of doctoral studies reached 50% in 2013 (the average figure among Russian universities is 36%). The effectiveness of post-graduate studies reached 60,8% in 2013 (the average figure among Russian universities is 32%). Training of high qualified staff Total number of students (Russian and foreign citizens) at all modes of postgraduate studies Doctoral candidates All but dissertation Post- graduate students Seeker of the candidate degree/foreign interns Resident medical practitioners Interns Total 2010 19 26 489 236 277 381 1428 2011 18 17 508 182 296 365 1386 2012 23 24 511 140 258 372 1328 2013 19 36 590 203 332 401 1581 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Number of post-graduates among 100 students 9,6 8,9 8,8 10,9 10 Number of international students 573 602 635 759 868
  33. 33. WWW.RUDN.RU 33 In 2013, the University participated in the competition for the admission quotas to graduate school and residency for the first time and received a state accreditation of basic education programsincluding145programsofpost-graduatestudies,54 for residency and 22 for internship programs. In 2014, the total number of the University programs of training of high qualified staff reached its historical high of 267. 10 PFUR post-graduate students received President and Government scholarships for 2013/2014 academic year and 6 postgraduate students received scholarships of the PFUR Academic Board. PFUR partnerships and cooperation  Roscosmos, Russian Federal Space Agency Russian space systems, the leading enterprise of the rocket and space industry specialized in developing, producing, supervis- ing and exploiting space information systems.  Rosatom, State Atomic Energy Corporation  Zarubezhgeologia, specialized organization for exploration works abroad  Rostechnologii, state corporation established to promote development, production and export of hi-tech industrial products.
  34. 34. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 34  ORKK, United Rocket and Space Corporation  Lukoil, international oil company  Gazprom, leading gas company  Alrosa, Russian mining corporation  National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute and 35 R&D Institutes of RAS  Lomonosov Moscow State University, Saint Petersburg State University, Moscow Institute of Physics andTechnology, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University (ETU), St. Petersburg Mining University, South Federal University, Russian State University for the Humanities, Diplomatic academy and MGIMO  Foreign educational and scientific centers – more than 200 agreements on bilateral cooperation with foreign universities.
  35. 35. WWW.RUDN.RU 35 Peoples’Friendship University on the international arena
  36. 36. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 36 InternationalcooperationisanintegralpartofPFURactivity asaninternationaluniversity.Itservesanimportanttoolinse- curing quality of education and international academic stan- dards.  Ranked 1st in the Reuters Agency’s rating of classical uni- versities in terms of internationalization  Ranked 1st in the National rating of universities for 2012/2013intermsofdevelopmentofinternationalactiv- ity (internationalization)  Ranked 1st among the universities of CIS countries and Baltics in terms of internalization  Ranked 1st among the BRICS universities in terms of in- ternalization  Ranked in the World Top-500 in the QS World Universi- ty Rankings 2014  82nd in the QS BRICS ranking  84th in the QS World University Rankings in terms of the number of international students  Among 20 best Russian universities according to Webo- metrics global ranking Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is a member of the following international organizations:  member of the International Association of Universities (IAU);  memberoftheEuropeanAssociationofUniversities(EAU);  founder and member of the Eurasian Association of Universities;  member of the Francophone University Association (AUF);  member of the European Association for International Education;  member of the «N+I» Network of Engineering Universities (France);  member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Program on Institutional Management in Higher Education (OECD PIMH);  member of the International Association of Russian Language and LiteratureTeachers (IARLLT);  member of the Institutional Network of the Universities from the Capitals of Europe;  member of the Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN)  member of the Observatory of the Great Charter of Universities;  founder and member of the International Network for Cooperation among the Universities of Europe and Central Asia (UNINET-ECA);  founder and member of the Academic Network of the Universities from East and South Europe(AIMOS);  member of International Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence IREG  memberoftheEuropeanUniversitiesContinuingEducation Network (EUCEN) PFUR in international organizations
  37. 37. WWW.RUDN.RU 37 PFUR initiated organizing the CIS Network University and today it serves its national and international coordinator. PFUR Rector heads the international and national Rectors’ meetings of the SCO University Board of Rectors. PFUR initiated the foundation of the BRICS Network Univer- sity. Having started inter-university master’s program ‘Interna- tional security of the human rights’in 2009, PFUR became the leadingUniversityoftheConsortiumbetweentheMoscowState Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), RSHU, PFUR, Ka- zan Federal University, Perm State National research Universi- ty and Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. PFUR is participant of programs and forums of UN, UNESCO and Council of Europe. PFUR has founded the Chair of Policy in Higher Education with the status of UNESCO department. Structure of the International Office  Department of CIS and Baltic countries  Department of African countries  Department of North American and Latin American countries  Department of Asian countries  The Department of the Middle East  The European Department  Department of academic mobility  Institute of International Programs  National information centеr on academic recognition and mobility  Academic-research Institute of Comparative Educational Policy  Center of strategic research of Asian-Pacific region  Centre of Francophone International interuniversity cooperation One of the most important strategic tendencies in the development of the University is inviting most prom- inent international professors and activists in the sphere of education to give lectures and special cours esatPFURupontherequestofthefacultiesandinstitutes. Annually there are about 200 professors and lecturers from our partner –universities visiting PFUR and about 300 PFUR lectures visiting our partner–universities.
  38. 38. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 38 Level of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students academic exchange There are more than 500 exchange students having visited PFUR within the academic mobility program in accordance with the agreements of cooperation with an average annual amount of 400 – 450 students in 2010 – 2013. In 2014, more than 300 international students arrived at PFURtocarryoutstudiesandtakeupinternshipswithinofthe studentexchangeprograminaccordancewiththeagreements between the governments on cooperation with foreign universities. The recent years can be characterized with a rise of popularity and variety of forms of such progressive types of student exchange as summer (holiday) schools. There are more than 100 students visiting PFUR summer schools.
  39. 39. WWW.RUDN.RU 39 Informatization of PFUR
  40. 40. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 40 PFUR leads an active work aimed at developing and implementing new information systems and modernizing the existing ones. Special attention is paid to the set of actions on elaborating the unified information system. Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total number of working computers in the educational process 2126 2239 2268 2203 2280 Number of classrooms with free access to the Internet (including classrooms with wireless access) 108 115 121 122 125 Number of classrooms with multimedia projectors 181 195 207 235 250 Number of wireless broadband internet access points to the PFUR network 63 79 167 271 560 Since2002,intheUniversityhasbeensuccessfullyfunctioning the PFUR educational portal (EP) which is a structured web- portal with websites distantly updated by registered users. EP is intended for constant use by all university units and faculty in order to transfer part of the classes from classrooms to its webpages and to broaden the opportunities of the professors and students. EP is an automatized system which unites all educational websites of all professors, disciplines, majors, departments and faculties on the Internet. In 2014, the PFUR EP contains 71,000 units of educational materials (against 45,000 in 2010). Information support of the educational process
  41. 41. WWW.RUDN.RU 41 Studyandresearchinformationlibrariancenter(Scientificli- brary) provides information support of the research activity at the University. The scientific fund of the SRILC (SL) in print and electronic formats is presented in the Electronic librarian system (PFUR ELS). In cooperation with large international consortiums SRILC (SL) organizes connection to electronic sources in Russian and English. Information on scientific and scientometric databases is presented on the website in the section“Electronic sources for scientific activity”and“Open electronic sources”. SRILC(SL)conductsscientific-practicalseminarsandrealizes programs of supplement education. Information support of scientific research
  42. 42. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 42 Information support of the employees’activity PFUR is actively working at the information support of the activity of administrative staff. Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Percentage of orders issued in electronic document management system (compared to total volume of orders) 28 35 32 32 33 Percentage of administrative staff using e-mail for working tasks 80 80 80 80 84 Total volume of mail sent (Gb) 90 109 142 144 192,8 Name 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Percentage of publications presented at the scientific library in electronic format among all the publications 5,6 5,8 15,31 17,89 18,50
  43. 43. WWW.RUDN.RU 43 System of continuing education at PFUR
  44. 44. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 44 System of continuing education at PFUR is:  30 departments of CPE – education centres, institutes and faculties of upgrading skills which train specialists in ac- cordance with the changing demands of the market;  More than 1, 500 CPE programs;  Morethan1,500programsforupgradingskillsandreceiv- ing new qualifications (72 -1,000 hours’programs)  19, 827 students  1, 493 international students at CPE  24 programs offered in foreign languages  274 CPE programs and CE upon request of companies, or- ganizations, state and municipal institutions  95 programs with the use of distant education technolo- gies and methods of online education  14 summer schools with classes in English and Spanish  Centres of preparing for Cambridge ESOL, DELF, PRO, DELE, TestDaF examinations PFUR comes first among the Russian universities in the share of post-university education - ~20% students for major educational programs (~ 30% if master’s students included). PFUR is cooperating with the biggest business companies and state corporations of the Russian Federation such as RF Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Healthcare, Gazprom, Surgutneftegas, Bayer, UN, Rostechnologies, TSNIImash and others. System of continuing education at PFUR
  45. 45. WWW.RUDN.RU 45 CPE structural unit:  Institute for Advanced Studies and Retraining (IASR)  Faculty ofTraining Medical Employees (FTME)  Faculty of Training Teachers of Russian as a Foreign Lan- guage (FTTRFL)  Faculty ofTraining Foreign LanguageTeachers (FTFLT)  Higher School of Management and Economic Security (HSMES)  SPE Interdisciplinary Center“Perspectiva”  Teaching and Research Centre for Radiation and Environ- mental Control (TRCREC)  International Institute for Contractual Systems Develop- ment (IICSD)  InternationalAcademyofTelevisionandInformationBusi- ness (IATIB)  Institute of Oriental Medicine  Center for Education andTraining (CET)  Driving School  Department for Special Education  Main Russian LanguageTesting Center for Foreign Citizens  Computer testing center“TEST-COMP”of the Department of ComputerTechnology  Institute of Continuing Medical Education and socio-de- mographic research  School educational attainment for migrants CPE centers at the faculties and Institutes:  Institute of Law CPE  Medical Institute CPE  Faculty of Humanitarian and Social Sciences CPE  Ecological faculty CPE  Agrarian faculty CPE  Philological faculty CPE  Faculty of Economics CPE  Institute of Foreign Languages CPE  Institute ofWorld Economy and Business CPE  Institute of Hospitality Business andTourism CPE  Institute of International Programs CPE  SPE SEC «Nanotechnology»
  46. 46. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 46 Pre-university training:  CMSE «Unikum»  Bio-medical school“Medic” CMSE“Unikum”trains perspective students to take State Fi- nal Examination, Unique state examination and participate in creative competitions in order to enter PFUR and other Rus- sianuniversities.Moreover,theCentrealsopreparesbachelor’s students to take up master’s programs. CMSE“Unikum”offers programs for specialized classes in the Moscow and Moscow region schools. Bio-medical school «Medic» is responsible for organizing and maintaining educational process for prospective students using modern techniques in order to prepare them to pass the Unified State Exam in chemistry, biology, the Russian lan- guage (including one-to-one classes in the USE format) in or- der to help the schoolleavers enter any Russian university spe- cialized in Medical studies.
  47. 47. WWW.RUDN.RU 47 Learning languages at PFUR
  48. 48. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 48 Department of the Russian language of the Pre-university faculty headed by E. Motina was the first department estab- lished at the University. In October 1960, more than 100 pro- fessors of Russian language started to work in the University. The Department was divided into sections of Latin America, South-Eastern Asia, Middle East and Africa and study groups of international students were formed subject to their majors. Currently PFUR has 10 departments of Russian language which teach Russian to Russian and international students. Russian language is taught by about 300 professors in- cluding:  20 DSc;  136 PhD;  6 incumbent and corresponding members of state and public academies of sciences of Russia;  4honoraryworkersofhigherprofessionaleducationofthe Russian Federation. From 2010 to 2014, professors of the Russian language wrote 500 textbooks and manuals, including 104 with labels of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Feder- ationandnationalacademicassociations.Textbooksandman- uals developed at PFUR are widely used in Russian universi- ties as well as in foreign ones. For instance, the textbook by C. Khavronina and A. Shirochenskaya“Russian language in exer- cises”has been used for 50 years and published 70 times in 18 languages. PFUR specialists in Russian philology participate not only in academic but also in scientific activity as well. For the last 5 years they have prepared 2,500 publications, including:  450workspublishedinscientificjournalsfeaturedinHigh- er Attestation Commission register;  500 publications issued abroad;  45 monographs;  scientific articles devoted to the Russian language and methods of its teaching. Professors of the Russian language of PFUR maintain close scientifictieswithMoscowStateUniversity,RussianLanguage Institute of RAS, Institute of Linguistics of RAS, Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, specialists in Russian philology from Spain, Italy, France, CIS countries, India, China, Sri Lan- ka and other countries; they also participate in the work of different public professional organizations: International As- sociation ofTeachers of Russian Language and Literature (MA- PRYAL), Russian Society of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature (ROPRYAL) etc. It is worth mentioning the significant contribution that Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia made to the estab- lishment of the school of the Russian Language in Zvyozdny Gorodok (Cosmonauts’ training centre) for teaching Russian language to foreign astronauts. Programs of intensive studies elaborated in PFUR allow to spend only 3 months preparing candidates for learning technical disciplines related to space inRussian.Languagespaceprogramisalsosuccessfullyimple- mented by PFUR specialists among“space tourists”who have Russian language at PFUR
  49. 49. WWW.RUDN.RU 49 6 months or 1 year to learn Russian in order to communicate with space crew. In 1967, the University established a faculty of Refresher training for teachers of Russian as a foreign language (FRT- TRF). The faculty organizes on a regular basis scientific and methodological schools, courses, internships, distant network schools, webinars, international round tables, conferences of professors and managers of nurseries, educational institu- tions, and international organizations in full-time and part- time form. FRTTRF staff published 48 monographs, more than 250textbooks,referencebooks,dictionaries,methodicrecom- mendations including electronic, and more than 1,600 scien- tific and methodological articles many of which are featured in SCOPUS and RSCI. FRTTRF staff is the winner of such contests as“Leading sci- entific and pedagogical staff of PFUR”(2010 – 2012), and has diplomas of the International Fair“School of the year”, certifi- cate of ETS Global Institute of USA, diplomas of International Information forum“Eurasia Ring”etc. Since 1999, PFUR has a Head Russian language testing cen- ter for foreign citizens (HRLTCFFC) which is the main executive organofStateSystemofTestingRussianasaForeignLanguage established by the Ministry of Education of Russia. Today the testingsystemisusedin160universitiesinRussiaandabroad. In 2009, HRLTCFFC as part of the RussianTest Consortium suc- cessfully passed the ALTE audit. From 2010 to 2013, Head testing center tested 13,634 can- didates for TORFL certificate, 29,887 candidates for the Rus- sian citizenship Certificate and 5,753 candidates for work per- mit Certificate in the territory of the Russian Federation. From 2009 to 2013, HRLTCFFC organized and conducted tests for 96,045candidatesforCertificateofstatetestingintheRussian language in total. Foreign languages at PFUR Trainingofspecialistsindifferentsphereswhospeakforeign languages and can work as translators and interpreters has al- waysbeenoneofthetopprioritiesofPFUReducationalpolicy. Professor N. Firsova, Doctor of Philological sciences, mem- ber of the International Academy of Sciences of Higher School, isconsideredtobetherightfulfounderoftheschoolofforeign language and teaching translation at PFUR. Today PFUR has 9 departments of foreign languages which provide professionally-oriented teaching of foreign languages in accordance with the basic specialty of students of faculties and institutes. Training specialists with higher linguistic education is car- ried out by the Philological faculty and Institute of Foreign Languages; master programs of training of linguists-transla- tors also exist at the departments of foreign languages of the Faculty of Economics and Institute of Law. Teaching is provided by 285 professors of foreign languag- es including 9 DSc, 107 PhD, 16 professors and 86 associate teachers. 4 of them are incumbent members of public acad-
  50. 50. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 50 emies of science, 8 professors are Honorary Workers of High- er Professional Education and Honorary teachers of the Rus- sian Federation. For the last 5 years the staff of the departments of foreign languages prepared more than 2,875 scientific and method- ological works including 20 textbooks and manuals with la- bels, 56 monographs, 461 articles in journals, recommended by HAC of the Russian Federation, 149 publications in foreign scientific journals including 12 publications in foreign scientif- ic journals featured inWoS/Scopus databases. PFUR students study English, French, Spanish, German, Ital- ian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Persian, Latin languages in dif- ferent programs of supplementary professional education. StudentsoftheUniversitydefendthesesinforeignlanguag- es according to their majors, participate in conferences and publish articles in foreign languages, undergo internships in foreign partner universities and organizations, get enrolled in theprogramsofsupplementarylanguagetraining,participate in international competitions and win them and obtain grants for education abroad. PFUR established 2 examination centers that work today. During 2013, 284 PFUR students successfully passed interna- tionalcertificateexaminationsinforeignlanguages.PFURalso develops cooperation between its departments of foreign lan- guages and several foreign educational centers including:  Goethe-Institut  Instituto Cervantes  Institut Francais de Russie  Cambridge ESOL  British Council  The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)  Beijing Language and Culture University  Cultural Center of Embassy of Egypt  Simon Bolivar Latin American Cultural Center  Information center on French higher education “Campus France”  Russian cultural center in Amman (Jordan) PFUR departments of foreign languages successfully cooper- ate with foreign universities including universities and linguis- ticcollegesofGreatBritain,USuniversities,universitiesanded- ucationalorganizationsofFrance,Germany,Spain,SouthKorea, Latin America and Italy. In 2005, Peoples’Friendship University of Russia established a Faculty of refresher training for foreign language teach- ers which prepares specialists in training of foreign languages teachers and their methods of teaching, organizes internships and professional retraining and prepares for the foreign lan- guages proficiency exams of different levels: DELE (Spanish), DELFandDALF(French),TOEFLandIELTS(English),DaFandOSD (German).
  51. 51. WWW.RUDN.RU 51 Extra-curriculum and educational work at PFUR
  52. 52. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 52 PFUR pays special attention to the development of student self-governing bodies, creation and support of various stu- dent organizations, unions and communities. The major part of the student organizations are fraternities of international students, first of which started functioning straight after the University’s foundation. In 1960, there was already a fraterni- ty of Iraq students, in 1961- fraternities of students from In- donesia, Jordan, Yemen, Cuba, Lebanon, Mexico, Sudan, Chile and Japan. In 1995, the first regional fraternity of international stu- dents was founded- Federation of students from Latin Ameri- caandtheCaribbean.In1996,PFURAssociationofAfricanstu- dents (ASSAFTSU) was initiated. In 2001- Association of Arab studentsatPFURandPFURAssociationofstudentsfromAsia– Association‘Asia’. In 1997, the first union (association) of students from re- gions (constituents) of RF was established, i.e. Association of students from Republic of Altai. In 1999 – the first fraterni- ty of students from CIS countries started its work (Republic of Kazakhstan). Today there are more than 200 student organizations at PFUR:  PFUR Student Council (established in November 2001. Co- ordinates the activities of student associations);  Student campus Council (established in 2005; coordinates activities of student dorm councils);  Student council of the sport club‘Druzhba’;  Women’s Committee (established in 1964);  Public student council of PFUR Interclub;  4 regional organizations of PFUR international students (Association of African students (ASSAFTSU) PFUR, Associa- tionofArabstudentsatPFUR,PFURAssociationofstudents from Asia and Federation of students from Latin America and the Caribbean);  107 student fraternities of international students;  16 student unions from regions (constituents) of RF;  12 faculty and institutes student communities;  13 Student Councils of hostels;  73 professional student associations. Student organizations and unions hold more than 800 var- ious events (holidays, festivals, days and weeks of cultures of variousworldnations,exhibitions,evenings,dedicatedtospe- cial dates in Russia and in the homelands of PFUR students, conferences, various sport events). Student organizations
  53. 53. WWW.RUDN.RU 53 Physical culture has always been a priority sphere for devel- opment at PFUR. Physical-recreation centre PFUR was established in 1996. Today the Department of Physical education and sport pro- vides grounds for classes with total number of full-time stu- dents of 7, 850 (408 hours for the whole period of education at PFUR). Attending classes is compulsory for the 1st and 2nd year students. What we have:  Stadium with grandstands capable of hosting 3,000 peo- ple;  Football and baseball stadium hosting 300 people  2 covered artificial turf fields for mini- football in “Me- gasphera”;  2 sport halls (each 680 square meters);  2 basketball and volleyball grounds in“Megasphera”;  Football-hockey rinks;  Run tracks (200 m and 400m);  2 jumping tracks;  15 tennis courts (6 outdoors and 9 indoors );  4 halls for athletic gymnastics (2 male and 2 female); Student sport  2 fitness halls;  Ski’s (450 pieces);  2 halls for martial arts;  2 gyms;  5 Badminton areas (4 indoors, 1 outdoor);  Chess-club;  Cardioarea:10athletictracks,4ellipticalmachinesand10 stationary bicycles On the territory of PhRC PFUR in 2014-2015:  27 teams formed in various types of sports;  45 functioning sections in 40 kinds of sports. Annually held:  PFUR Olympics in 10 types of sports  Fraternity, regional and interregional competitions  Olympicsofstudentconstructionteams‘FriendshipMerid- ian’  Mini-Championship in football, mini-football, basketball and volleyball among students  Friendly matches and PhE classes
  54. 54. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 54 TheCluboftheUniversitylocatedatOrdzhonikidzestreet,3, began its work in 1960-1961. First groups were formed: dance group, vocal group, theatrical group, art studio, light music or- chestra and pop bands. Performance groups were formed in fraternities of foreign students and according to the international principle. They preserved national traditions and customs. Today the International culture center (PFUR Interclub) hosts on continuing basis 14 performance groups:  Folk group – International dancing group “Rhythms of friendship”  Preparatory group and children’s group of “Rhythms of friendship”  Musical plastic studio“Isadora”  Studio of academic vocal“Orpheus”  Folk studio «Raduga»  Pop vocal studio Word art studio Theatrical calisthenics studio  Pop dancing studio «Gloria»  Modern dancing studio «Adel»  Exotic dance show «Amaren»  Dance group“Legendi Gor” Theatre studio  Mind games club“What?Where?When?” Today Interclub hosts 42 amateur student groups of 1,000 people in total (in 2010, there were 31 groups with 512 peo- ple in total) that unite students from Asia, Africa, Latin Amer- ica, Middle East, regions of Russia, countries of CIS and Baltic countries. Every year student groups of the University participate in 150 concert programs at venues of PFUR, Moscow, Russia and foreign countries, take part in many student festivals and win on a regular basis. For the last 5 years the total number of stu- dents who won and received diplomas has exceeded 260 peo- ple. As a result of hard work of administration and heads of the groups during the last few years the total number of all stu- dent performance groups members has risen from 673 to 1,076 people (41%) and the number of foreign members has reached 518 people which is 48% of a total number of mem- bers. The leading position among all performance groups of In- terclub belongs to the International dancing group“Rhythms of friendship”(Director – Honorary worker of Culture of the RF Valentina Ryazanova). In 2011, this group celebrated its 40th anniversary.Everyyearthegroupadmitsmorethan40people; forallyearsofitsexistencethisinternationalgrouphastaught dances of the peoples of the world to more than 1,700 people who later brought their children to the dance group. Student amateur performances
  55. 55. WWW.RUDN.RU 55 Construction teams In summer 1964, students of Patrice Lumumba Peoples’ Friendship University from 18 different countries of Asia, Af- rica and Latin America went to the virgin lands of Kazakhstan for the first time in order to help in the construction of houses andgranaries,aswellasinharvesting.Theynamedtheirinter- national group“Youth of the Planet”. ThefollowingsummerthePFUstudentsfrom25countriesof Asia, Africa and Latin America worked there. In1968,PFUfounded6universitygroupsthatworkedindif- ferent parts of USSR and helped to build the new building of the University in Moscow. PFU International constructional team existed till 1990. In 1999, upon the initiative of PFUR students, Rector and tradeuniontheInternationalconstructionalteam“Meridianof Friendship”resumed its work. Starting from 2001, the International constructional team “MeridianofFriendship”hasbeenworkingonanall-yearbasis and has become a structural division of the University. In 2008,“Meridian of Friendship”was re-organized and be- came the Center of youth student building teams“Meridian of Friendship”. Starting from 2010, apart from student building teams an agricultural team, IT team, service team and volunteer team were formed. For the last 5 years the total number of members of“Merid- ian of Friendship” has reached 1,700 students from 79 coun- tries. Therearetwoeducationalprogramsforthemembersofstu- dent building teams: School for training team leaders and Ba- sicTraining. For the last 5 years 327 students have undergone training in these schools. “Meridian of Friendship”has repeatedly won at city conven- tions of student building teams organized by the Department ofCultureofMoscowinseveralcategories:“Beststudentteam” and“Best student team of commissar’s work”.The PFUR Inter- nationalconstructionalteamalsohasDiplomasoftheGovern- ment of Moscow. The staff received the highest award of Russian Student Teams – a badge of honor for“Active work in student teams”.
  56. 56. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 56 StudentKVN(ClubfortheLightheadedandQuick-witted) PFUR Club for the Lightheaded and Quick-witted, which unites members from different subjects of the Russian Feder- ation, as well as from foreign countries, is a perfect example of bringing up culture of behavior in a multicultural environ- ment. KVNmovementinPFURstartedin1996.Decisiononholding annual tournaments for PFUR KVN Championship was made in 1999. For all years of its existence KVN has formed its sys- tem with rules and traditions. The University has its own KVN champions. The most outstanding KVN members were put down in the Book of Honor of PFUR. PFUR KVN team has more awards than any other club in the InternationalKVNClub.ItistheonlyteamontheInternational KVN Club that has all kinds of medals: Bronze medal (2003) Silver medal (2004) Gold medal (2006) The most triumphal moment for PFUR KVN team was 2007 KVN Summer cup in Sochi when the team became the Cham- pion of the Champions. KVN teams from PFUR participated in International Music Festivals inYurmala (Latvia) 10 times.They hold the record for the highest number of awards of this prestigious Festival.The first award“Big KiViN in Light”went to the team“Children of Lumumba” (in 1998), then PFUR KVN team got two awards “Big KiViN in Dark” (in 2002 and 2004), two awards “Small KiViN in Gold”(in 2003 and 2005) and the highest prize of the Festival“Big KiViN in Gold”(in 2006). The whole collection of prizes of PFUR KVN teams features Moscow Cup (won by the team “Children of Lumumba” in 1999), 5 awards of Interuniversity tournament of the South- West Administrative District Prefect Cup (won by Senior KVN team in 2001 and 2002, the KVN team RUDNiK in 2007 and 2008 and by Junior KVN team in 2012), the South Administra- tive District Prefect Cup (won by KVN Second team), Moscow MayorCup,uniqueCupsfromTyumen,Kazakhstan,theChech- en Republic, Prague, as well as certificates, diplomas and let- ters of gratitude. PFUR KVN teams participated in various Leagues of Inter- national KVN Union. Almost all PFUR teams have taken part in the Moscow league, the First league held in Kazan, Ryazan, Tyumen, St. Petersburg and Minsk, the Baltics league (Saint Petersburg),theNorthernleague(Khanty-Mansyisk),theEuro league (Minsk) where PFUR KVN team became a champion in 2002, the Central Ryazan league where the team “RUDNiK” became vice-champion in 2007, the Higher Open Ukrainian
  57. 57. WWW.RUDN.RU 57 league, the Premier league where“RUDNiK”was a semifinalist in2008,andtheHigherKVNleague(Moscow)wherethisteam became a quarterfinalist in 2009. In 2011, after 5 years of absence the PFUR KVN team re- turned to the Music Festival in Yurmala dedicated to the 50th anniversary of KVN and once again proved its right to call it- self the best musical team by winning its second“Big KiViN in Gold”. The new wave of the KVN movement owes its existence to theincumbentinternationalPFURKVNteam,winneroftheIn- teruniversity tournament for the Cup of Prefect of South-West administrative district (2012) and holder of the Cups of II and IIIMoscowfestivalsofnationalhumor“Vsesvoyi”(“NoStrang- ers”) in 2011 and 2012. After the season of 2012 in the Big League of KVN“Povolzhie”(cities of Kazan, Ufa, Tolyatti, Che- boksary) the team became third out of 36 teams who started in the beginning. In 2013, the Junior PFUR team with the support of the Se- nior team brilliantly made its first appearance in “Dzintari” concert hall inYurmala and won“Small KiViN in gold”award. In December 2013, PFUR team participated in XXV Interna- tional festival of KVN teams in Sochi and was invited to play in the Big League of the International KVN Union which means that the story of KVN in PFUR continues.
  58. 58. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 58 University Newspaper «Druzhba» (Friendship) is the official publishing organ of the Peoples’Friendship University of Rus- siathatrepresentsitsnumerousstaff:students,professorsand employees.The first issue of the newspaper was published on February 5, 1962. It was circulated among participants of the solemnmeetingtomarkthePFUanniversarywhichtookplace in the Kremlin Palace of Congresses in order to show them the newly born newspaper.The publishing organ was founded by theUniversityAcademicCouncilupontheinitiativeoffraterni- ties and student organizations. Today the newspaper circulation has reached 2,000, and certain issues include 20 pages of A4 format. Announcements andnewissuesinelectronicformatcanbefoundattheofficial website of the University. The newspaper is published in color and distributed free of charge. In its pages the paper highlights the scientific and business life in PFUR, international matters, events in PFUR culture and sport life, students’problems, publishes materials on healthy life. The Publishing organ of «Druzhba» also issues a“Bulletin of the complex safety of students and employees of PFUR”. First-year students of the Philological faculty (majoring in Journalism and Public Relations) have their year round train- ing in the newspaper editorial board. University Newspaper «Druzhba» (Friendship)
  59. 59. WWW.RUDN.RU 59 Student life and its organization
  60. 60. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 60 Student hostels Catering There are more than 8, 000 people living at PFUR dorms an- nually, 60% out of which are students from CIS countries and Middle East who inhabit upon the national basis. Students who arrive with their families are offered separate rooms. PFUR Campus is:  13 buildings of student dorms (7 5-storeyed buildings and 6 tall dorms); 8academicbuildings-allwalkingdistancefromeachother;  electronic surveillance system in all students’ dorms and on campus; electronicaccesssysteminallfacilities,security,automatic fire alarm and alerting system;  PFUR police station;  international students adaptation centre;  communal service and amenities;  sports complex;  research library;  PFUR Publishing House;  polyclinic and Medical centre; “Interclub international culture club”;  driving school;  kindergarten;  children’s health camp «Yuventa»;  PFUR museum. Every nation has its history, traditions and, of course, pecu- liarities of its cuisine. In order to enjoy the world national cui- sines at full length, you need to visit the places where it was initiated.Youneedtovisitcanteens,cafesandrestaurantsnext to the University. On the territory of PFUR you can find:  2 canteens, 22 cafes, 2 restaurants, 10 buffets.
  61. 61. WWW.RUDN.RU 61 Healthcare at PFUR MedicalserviceisprovidedtoPFURstudentsandemployees in accordance with the treatment and rehabilitation facility:  Polyclinic #25  In-patient clinic (for emergency care and rehabilitation of PFUR students)  PFUR Medical centre  Health and recreation resort Activities:  Annual medical examination of all students, PFUR aca- demic team and employees; Preventiveinspectionofinternationalstudentsbeforethey start their studies at PFUR;  Consulting teaching and academic team of the Institute of Medicine and Faculty of Upgrading skills of healthcare workers;  Offices for diagnostics (Ultrasonography, endoscopy, ar- throscopy);  Office for computer tomography;  Liver fiber scanning lab. Inaccordancewiththeconceptofdemographicpolicyofthe RF for 2020, PFUR has worked out‘Health’program. A number of events in accordance with the offered program is aimed at examining, curing, rehabilitating and preventing disorders of reproductive health state of PFUR students during the years of their studies. In 2011, PFUR became the winner of All-Russia contest in the nomination‘Healthy University’.
  62. 62. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 62 Research library was established in May 1960. January 1, 1967,thelibraryhad350,000units.AnnuallytheLibraryre- ceived 50, 000 books and brochures, more than 1, 200 units of Russian and foreign literature.The Library fund in foreign languages consisted of 15, 000 units. In December 1983, new building for fundamental library was established with the territory of 7, 500 sq.m. Total ter- ritory of the Library including all the University buildings is over 9, 000 sq.m.The library fund included 1, 219, 500 units in January, 1984. In 1989, an experimental project of automated system‘Li- brary 2’ (MSU) was launched, to be later followed by new versions of the system. Since 1990, new materials arriving at the library have been registered in the Electronic cata- logue and the books that came before 1990 were also added to the catalogue. ‘Automated system of loan’ was launched and started working at the library in the Main building since 2002. In2006,theLibrarystartedworkingintheAutomated information library system‘MARK-SQL’. In2008,PFURResearchLibrarywasreorganizedintoStudy and research information Librarian center (Research library). The major task of the library is to provide resources for edu- cation process and scientific and research activities.The Cen- tre assistants carry out informational and educational and cultural work. Todaytotallibraryfundofprintedmaterialsisover1,800,000 units. Annually the Centre receives about 20, 000 units. The li- braryfundisunique,itincludesprintedandelectronicversions of unites in Russian and foreign languages. The total amount of the fund is 90, 000 units in 70 languages. In 2009, the website of the Library was launched http://lib. rudn.ru, which became a unique platform to access the library services and information content. In 2011, a new Electronic-library was created using the ‘MegaPro’program which allows the librarians and library at- tendants to use cloud technology and services. ELS is the first ELS created by the University. ELS was officially registered as the means of Mass media and data base which allows to get access to the library resources from the Internet, search need- ed materials and get access to the full versions of the books. Today the ELS includes 5, 500 full text materials, over 380, 000 bibliography notes. The Library is connected to 36 universal and professional text and bibliographic databases for study and research.You can also get information materials online. September 1, 2011, presentation centre ‘Rare book’ was opened. The collection consists of 3, 000 books of XVII-XXI c. There you can find old books, limited editions, hand-writ- ings, mini-books and many other rare books in different for- eign languages in different fields of studies. Part of the col- lection is presented in the electronic version and is already accessible with ELS. Since March, 6, 2012, a bilateral agreement between Study and research information Librarian center (RESEARCH LIBRARY) and Research Library MSU was signed, so both PFUR students and academic team can use the funds of both universities. Study and research information Librarian center (RESEARCH LIBRARY)
  63. 63. WWW.RUDN.RU 63 NumberofreadersofPFURResearchlibraryisestimatedto be over 27, 000. Automated loaning system with coding and RFIDtechnologieshasbeenlaunchedatthelibrary.Electron- ic version is available to the readers on the Internet. System of online ordering is working effectively.There isWi-Fi func- tioning in the library halls. Library workers constantly give lectures and hold sem- inars on the library database. They organize exhibitions of contemporary authors and thematic exhibitions; create in- formation materials within different fields of their activity. PFUR library takes an active part in the life of the Univer- sity. On November, 21, Russian literature meeting took place with participation of the Russian President V.V.Putin. There were various sections working, hosting contemporary writ- ers, translators, publishers, producers, teachers and descen- dants of Russian classic writers. Research library is visited by official foreign delegations and individuals, famous workers of art and education. PFUR Libraryprovidesgreatinformationsupporttotheeducation- al centres of different countries.
  64. 64. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 64 PFUR Publishing House PPC of PFUR was formed in January 1997, on the basis of Publishing and printing house of Peoples’Friendship University of Russia. Today PPH is one of the leading university publishing hous- es, which annually prints out about 400 units with circulation of 150, 000 copies. According to the rating of the Russian university depart- ments by the Russian Central Institute of Bibliography, PPH is:  Ranked 5th in the number of items to publish;  Ranked 10th in the total amount of printed works pub- lished. The authors publishing at PPH are leading PFUR professors, teachers and researchers. Experienced editing team of PPH allows to publish literature almost in all fields of studies. Besides books, PPH also publishes 4 scientific journals: ‘PFUR Vestnik’, ‘Contemporary mathematics’, ‘Construction mechanics of engineering constructions’ and ‘Metaphysics’. The ‘PFUR Vestnik’ is published in 21st thematic series. 20 of which are included in the list of Russian cited scientific journals. Works published in‘PFURVestnik’are counted when standing for PhD thesis in order to receive the status of a PhD or Doctoral degree holder. 2011 2012 2013 2014 Types of impression Number of titles Volume (printed sheet) Number of titles Volume (printed sheet) Number of titles Volume (printed sheet) Number of titles Volume (printed sheet) Monographs 36 589 33 516 43 712 40 520 Proceedings of conferences and collection of scientific papers 102 2156 102 2117 105 2025 98 2451 Textbooks 217 3041 245 3215 346 3868 344 3587 Training and methodical appliances 272 732 329 973 242 650 231 1034 Scientific books, belles-lettres and others 19 348 19 359 20 249 34 143 In total: 646 6866 728 7180 756 7504 747 7735
  65. 65. WWW.RUDN.RU 65 PFUR Alumni
  66. 66. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 66 PFUR has a good reason to be proud of its alumni.Within 55 years of its work, Peoples’Friendship University of Russia has had more than 90, 000 specialists who work almost in every part of the world. In order to keep network alive, Association of PFUR AlumniandFriendswasfoundedin1996tohelpthePFURalumnitodevelopbusinessandculturalcooperationwiththeUniversity. 1965 1975 1985 1995 2005 2014 Number of graduates PFU/PFUR 227 747 898 1140 3261 5700 Title of the Faculty/Institute Number of graduates (people) Medical Institute 15,085 Engineering Faculty 14,153 Law Institute 10,373 Philological Faculty 9,894 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 8,964 Economics Faculty 8,548 Faculty of Science 7,040 Agrarian faculty 5,498 Ecological Faculty 1,898 Institute of Foreign Languages 1,524 Institute ofWorld Economy and Business 1,500 Institute of Hospitality andTourism 1,000
  67. 67. WWW.RUDN.RU 67 PFUR has trained more than 30, 000 specialists, masters, bach- elors, PhD and Doctoral degree holders for Asian, African, Latin American, Middle East, European and CIS countries. Countries with most number of students studying at PFUR in the Soviet and modern times: 1. India more than 1, 500 2. China more than 1, 500 3. Lebanon more than 1, 200 4. Syria more than 900 5. Sri Lanka more than 780 6. Nigeria more than 700 7. Columbia more than 650 8. Peru more than 630 9.Yemen more than 620 10. Jordan more than 600 Creating a unique database‘Alumni’in 2012 on the basis of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM allowed PFUR to systemize and summarize all the existing information and data on the PFUR alumni. Thus, the Administration obtains a full list of over 85, 000 alumni as well as such data groups as of: RF Embassies (123) Russian cultural and scientific centres (72) World alumni Associations (62) Alumni Associations of Soviet and Russian universities in the regions: Region Number of Associations Asia 13 Middle East 14 Europe 11 Latin America 9 CIS 5 Africa 10 In order to provide cooperation between the University and the Alumni of Russian (Soviet) universities who are living in different countries, there were 40 agreements signed with the Alumni Associations of Soviet and Russian universities. PFUR alumni are demanded everywhere and hold high po- sitions in the world. Among them there are presidents and prime-ministers, more than 50 officials of Ministries and gov- ernmentagenciesin37countriesaroundtheworld.133alum- ni work for Embassies of 47 countries. In 2012, PFUR held IIIWorld Forum of Alumni of Soviet and Russian universities where there were 1, 009 alumni coming from 140 countries among which 687 foreigners. The alumni represented more than 50 universities of Russia and the USSR. PFUR ALUMNI Employment PFUR alumni receive help at the PFUR Career Centre which has the following functions: To support the functioning of the web-portal ‘PFUR – in- ternships and employment’; To arrange research on the employment needs of students at all faculties; To monitor labour market and potential employers; Toinformstudentsaboutthevacanciesofthepotentialem- ployers; To attract organizations for students’internships on a con- tractual basis; To arrange internships with a chance of further employ- ment
  68. 68. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 68 Index of the‘PFUR – internships and employment’web-portal: Index/period 2012/2013 2013/2014 Unique number of portal visits 249,201 1241632 Number of employers 360 676 Offered positions without internship 126 150 Offered vacancies over 3, 400 over 4, 000 Offered internships 218 240 International organizations on recruiting company’s ads 113 123 Created portal pages for career info from employers 129 512 Index of the Career Centre Index/period 2012/2013 2013/2014 Number of affiliated partners 424 676 Number of arranged master-classes/presentations by employers 31 40 Number of Career Days/Fair ofVacancies held 4 6 Number of organizations-participants of the Career Days 64 70 Career Centre and TV are co-operating with more than 600 state and commercial enterprises and organizations and are ready to establish partner relations with Russian and foreign companies-employers. The following facts confirm the high demand in our grad- uates: Participants of the Career Days carried out by PFUR Career CentrearethebestRussianandinternationalorganizations, as well as the Russian government agencies (Moscow Gov- ernment, Moscow region Government, Gokhran of Russia, Rosfinnadzor and others). AnnuallyPFURstudentsareofferedpermanentpositionsin more than 1, 000 organizations. Share of graduates working in their field of studies (within the next 3 years after graduation) in 2013-2014 is 88, 2%. AccordingtoRostrud,shareofPFURgraduatesregisteredas unemployed is less than 1%.
  69. 69. WWW.RUDN.RU 69 System of social development at PFUR
  70. 70. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 70 As of today PFUR has a social infrastructure which allows pro- fessors, staff and students to obtain all kinds of services: healthserviceatclinic№25attheFacultyofrefreshertrain- ing of medical staff (FRTMS), at PFUR Medical center;  network of public catering establishments in academiс buildings and campus;  the facilities on campus include shops, dry cleaning, con- sumer service enterprise, banks etc. Such infrastructure allows professors, staff and students to obtain these services directly in the academic buildings and in the territory of the University. PFURstaffandfacultyenjoysocialbenefitsandgetfreecon- sultations from specialists of FRTMS and MC at clinic №25. In case of emergency the University provides assistance in hospi- talization to the clinics, where the faculties of the Institute of Medicine are located. PFUR Department of Social Development pays great atten- tion to students. There are specialists who supervise students ofdifferentsocialcategories:orphans,invalids,victimsofCher- nobyl etc. In 2014, more than 15 million rubles were allocated to the assistance to orphan students. In November 2000, the University established a kindergar- ten №896 which works 247. 40 children aged 3-6 attend this kindergarten. The University also founded a children’s health camp “Yu- venta”forchildrenofprofessorsandstaffwhichhasrepeatedly won a review competition of children’s country camps of Mos- cow organizations for the best educational work. Besides, the University campus dorms provide children’s rooms for students’children. All students can make use of services and obtain transport cards and pension insurance policies. In 1997, in order to implement its social policy PFUR found- ed a Department of Social Development which includes the following divisions: Sector of“Family, Motherhood and Childhood” Sector of“Recreation and Health” Sector of“Financial and welfare support for employees” Sector of“Pension and health insurance” The Social Insurance Fund is used to pay: benefits for temporary incapacity for work maternity benefits allowance in early pregnancy child birth benefits monthly maternity-leave provision In 2014, the sum of such social insurance benefits exceeded 28 million rubles. According to the collective agreement children of the Uni- versity staff can study in PFUR on concessional terms. Special honor and respect are paid to the veterans.The Uni- versity does its utmost to help these people. Attention is paid even to those veterans who don’t work in the University any- more.
  71. 71. WWW.RUDN.RU 71 History of PFUR
  72. 72. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 72 February 5, 1960 Following the Resolution 130 of the CPSU Central Committee and USSR Council of Ministers Peo- ples’Friendship University was founded. ObjectiveprerequisitesfortheestablishmentofthePeoples’ Friendship University developed at the turn of the 50s-60s. Massive release of Asian, African and Latin American countries from the colonial and semi-colonial dependence, a significant increase in the number of students from these regions, geo- political needs – these factors necessitated the establishment of a higher education institution, which would not only train highly qualified personnel for the countries that have taken the path of independent development, but also develop the best educational programs and work with foreign students. The establishment of Peoples’Friendship University on the 5th ofFebruary1960wasahistoricalnecessity.Inamatterofdays, this news spread around the world. February 21, 1960 During his official visit to Indonesia Ni- kita Khrushchev , Chairman of the Council of Ministers, deliv- ered a great speech at the National University of Indonesia Gadjah Mada, in which he declared that the Soviet govern- ment in its wish to assist countries in preparing their nation- al personnel decided to establish the People’s Friendship Uni- versity in Moscow. March 17, 1960 Following Resolution 317 of the USSR Council of Ministers Peoples’Friendship University was given a number of buildings to arrange the faculties and organize the educational process, as well as student dormitories: training building of the Academy of the General Staff of the USSR Min- istry of Defense (Ordzhonikidze street, 3), most of the barracks at the Pavlov street, and a complex of buildings of the military boarding school at the 3rd Cable street.
  73. 73. WWW.RUDN.RU 73 March 24, 1960 The rules of admission to the Universi- ty and the Resolution of the USSR Council of Ministers on the appointment of Sergei Rumyantsev as the rector of PFU were published in the press. October 1, 1960 Classes began at the preparatory depart- ment of the University, which enrolled 589 students from 59 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America and 57 Soviet stu- dents.194professorsandstaffmembers,including4DScpro- fessors and 26 PhD, associate professors, began to train spe- cialists for the countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. October 1, 1960 PFU founded a Scientific library.
  74. 74. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 74 November 17, 1960 Column Hall of the House of Unions held a grand opening ceremony of the University. February 1961The University was named after Patrice Lu- mumba—aCongolesepoliticalandsocialactivistandasym- bol of the African peoples’fight for independence. April 8, 1961 A decision on constructing a complex of buildings for the University was made and appropriate in- structions on the allocation of land for construction and de- sign were given. The University was offered an extensive plot ofland(70.5hectares)inthe42quarterofSouth-westerndis- trict of Moscow.
  75. 75. WWW.RUDN.RU 75 September 1, 1961The main faculties: Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Economics and Law, Faculty of History and Philology, Faculty of Medicine and Agricultural faculty started classes. February 5, 1962 The first issue of“Druzhba”– authority of the Board of PFU – was published (withV. Kerov as editor). March 1962 Sport club“Druzhba”was founded.
  76. 76. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 76 October 2, 1962 Construction of the 1st building of PFU dorm in the 42 quarter began. 1962 An international student construction team of the University was formed. 1962-1963 First University Olympics were held.
  77. 77. WWW.RUDN.RU 77 February 3, 1964The first defense of the thesis of gradu- atestudentI.MukhametzyanovforthedegreeofPhDinphys- ical and mathematical sciences“Problems of stability of mo- tion during permanent and parametric perturbations”under academic supervision of Professor A. Galiullin took place in PFU. May1963TheauditoriumoftheLomonosovMoscowState University held a meeting of students, faculty and staff of MSU and PFU with the Cuban political leader, Comandante Fi- del Castro. May 1963 Astronaut GermanTitov visited students of PFU. March 27, 1964 The first Student Scientific Society in the history of PFU was founded at the Faculty of Medicine.
  78. 78. PEOPLES’FRIENDSHIP UNIVERSITY OF RUSSIA 78 September 15, 1964 USSR Council of Ministers adopt- ed Resolution 768“On the construction of Peoples’Friendship University of Patrice Lumumba” which allowed the construc- tion of academic and auxiliary facilities. June 29, 1965 The Kremlin Palace of Congresses held the first graduation ceremony of 228 specialists including 184 students from the countries of Africa, Asia and Latin Ameri- ca. Chairman of the Council of Ministers A. Kosygin welcomed the alumni, students and professors.The ceremony concluded with a concert of amateur talent groups of students from the countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Soviet Union. June25,1965ApressconferenceofSovietandforeigncor- respondents with professors, teachers and the first graduates of PFU was organized by the State Committee for Cultural Re- lationswithForeignCountriesofUSSRCouncilofMinisters.The participants of the conference pointed out the growing popu- larity of the University.
  79. 79. WWW.RUDN.RU 79 April 9, 1966 The solemn laying of the first stone of the new educational complex of Peoples’ Friendship Universi- ty designed for 4,200 students and graduate in the 42 quar- ter of South-western district of Moscow took place. The rec- tor of PFU Rumyantsev laid under the foundation of the first block a brass capsule with an Act of the start of construction and a metal board with an inscription “On April 9, 1966 the construction of the educational complex of Patrice Lumumba Peoples` Friendship University started”. June 1966 The first graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Medicine was held. 93 foreign students from 35 countries and 10 Soviet students graduated, including Ahmed Taki Murad from Sierra Leone, the owner of a student card № 001. September 1966 The construction of a building for hu- manitarian faculties started in Miklukho-Maklaya street. December 1970Vladimir Stanis was elected PFU rector.

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