The University was founded on 5th February, 1960 by the USSR Government. On 22nd February, 1961, the RUDN University was named after Patrice Lumumba — one of the symbols of the African peoples’ fight for independence.
RUDN University offers any specialization e.g. technical, scientific, medical, economic, humanitarian one. 6 faculties, 10 institutes and 1 academy provide ample opportunities for getting quality education. Engineers, lawyers, doctors, diplomats, financiers, agrarians, physicists, mathematicians, linguists, journalists are taking a degree in RUDN University.
RUDN University has everything for mastering science during the university days: one can research, experiment, invent. RUDN University has over 200 laboratories, 3 shared knowledge centres with modern equipment, annual scientific conferences, grants, scholarships, joint scientific projects with leading foreign institutions of higher education, researches of federal and global scale.
Training and professionally oriented practice in the leading Russian and international companies, participation in Career Days and meeting employers give a great opportunity to receive an interesting job offer and launch a career while studying at university. As a result, after graduation a student becomes not only a specialist with a degree but a practice-oriented specialist.
In the five-story buildings - 1-8 blocks the toilet, wash basin and kitchen are on each floor. Shower cabins, laundry, ironing rooms and a luggage room are located on the ground floor. In five-story buildings, all rooms are designed for 2-3 people.
High-rise buildings are apartment dormitories. The rooms are designed for a comfortable stay of two or three people. The apartment has a bathroom and toilet. The kitchen is on the floor (9,10,11 blocks) or in the apartment (12,13,14 block). All high-rise buildings are equipped with elevators.
The library includes: 1,900,000 corpus of books and other printed publications replenished on a monthly basis; annual subscription for 300 electronic and printed publications; 6 electronic library systems with remote access via the Internet; multifunctional information retrieval system based on the "Single Window" principle available through the "User's Personal Account".
There is a Clinical and Diagnostic Center of the Medical Institute (CDC MI) RUDN on the territory of the University. Specialists of the Center provide all types of health care: planned, emergency, emergency care, examination of temporary disability, and also carry out the direction of patients for planned and emergency hospitalization, sanatorium treatment, medical and social examination.
The RUDN University campus is situated in southwestern Moscow in one of the beautiful and ecologically clean places of the city. The most “green” Russian university (according to the UIGreenMetric World University Ranking) is located nearby the parkland covered 50 hectares.
The sports and health centre (FOK). There is a skiing lodge, tennis-court, gym, stadium with bleachers. Students can choose any sport sections: football, volleyball, basketball, tennis, martial arts, rugby, badminton, arm-wrestling and others.
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