"You represent the Union of Rectors uniting the principals of almost all higher educational institutions of the country, and this association has well-deserved recognition. Together with the Government, you face the key challenges of improving the national higher education, and here the organization, the Union of Rectors, plays an important, literally indispensable role, acting as a constructive and interested partner." From V. Putin's speech at the meeting with the Russian Union of Rectors, Moscow, August 24, 2011.
"Students are the largest and most dynamic part of the university corporation, they are serious and reckless at the same time, hungry for knowledge, with a drive for everything new and respect for tradition, always ready to help each other. Yes, they do need a lot of care, but they are our future. We can say they are the very sense of existence of the University." From the speech of Rector of the MSU, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences V.A. Sadovnichiy, Moscow, January 25, 2008.
"Aspiration for creative work, for the new content of education is an integral part of the strategy of higher education development for years to come." From D. Medvedev's speech of at the 9th Congress of the Russian Union of Rectors, March 20, 2009.
"Our task is upbringing. There is no excuse for high school if it fails in its ultimate goal of bringing a highly intellectual personality with moral values." From the speech of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus' at the 9th Congress of the Russian Union of Rectors, Moscow, March 20, 2009.
"The Russian Union of Rectors sees the prospects for legislative regulation of the educational system in preparation and adoption of the Education Code of the Russian Federation, reflecting the modern approaches to the development of the state education system towards improving its quality level, innovative orientation and competitiveness." From the resolution of the 8th Congress of the Russian Union of Rectors, Moscow, June 8, 2006.
"Education is the most important resource for the development of intellectual, spiritual and moral potential of the whole nation, and the very future of our country in general, and of our children depends on its successful development." From the speech of President of the Russian Federation V. Putin at the 8th Congress of the Russian Union of Rectors, Moscow, June 8, 2006.
"It is essential to create a mechanism which, in a collegial and professional form, would determine the social needs, match them with the potential of the education system and help to achieve their optimal compliance. Our Union of Rectors will be an element of this mechanism." From the speech of the first President of the Russian Union of Rectors V.N. Vinogradov at the 1st Congress of the Russian Union of Rectors, November 25, 1992.

Events

1 October 2019
On September 23, 2019, the 8th Forum of Rectors of Russia and Japan gathered at Lomonosov Moscow State University the representatives of the top universities of the two countries. The main topics of the 2019 event were health and medicine, human resources exchange and regional development.
20 September 2019
September 17, 2019 President of the Russian Union of Rectors, Rector of Moscow State University Viktor Sadovnichy and Rector of Peking University Hao Ping have opened the Second Assembly of the Association of Classical Universities of Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China on the sidelines of the 7th Forum of Rectors of Russian and Chinese Universities.
28 March 2019
On March 27, the First Forum of Rectors of Russian and Kyrgyz Universities "Development of Science and Education – Investing in the Future" was held in the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek during the visit of Russian president Vladimir Putin to Kyrgyz Republic.
26 March 2019
March 25, 2019 Moscow University hosted the International Forum “Universities, Society and the Future of Mankind”. The forum has gathered over 1 500 participants including 100 guests from foreign countries and international organizations to exchange experience and to promote a consolidated approach the phenomenon of higher education in the global world.
3 December 2018
November 30, the International Conference “The Third Mission of the University” the was held at the Fundamental Library of Moscow State University. The participants have exchanged views on social mission of educational institutions and the best practices that promote the development of interaction between universities and society.
26 November 2018
November 24, 2018 the international campus of the University of Tehran at the island of Kish has hosted the 4th Forum of Rectors of the Universities of the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Rectors and heads of 13 Iranian and 17 Russian universities attended the forum.
15 October 2018
October 12, 2018 Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University, President of the Russian Union of Rectors Professor V.А.Sadovnichy in league with the Deputy Minister of Higher Education of the Republic of Cuba Oberto Santin Cáceres have held the 4th Forum of University Rectors of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Cuba.
14 October 2018
The 3d Forum of Rectors of Russian and Ibero-American Universities chaired by the Rector of Moscow University, President of the Russian Union of Rectors Professor V.A.Sadovnichy held October 11, 2018 in the Moscow State University Intellectual Centre – The Fundamental Library.
5 March 2018
On February 19, in Beirut (Lebanon), Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University, the President of the Russian Rectors’ Union, academician V.A. Sadovnichy together with the Secretary General of the Arab Universities Association professor Sultan Abu-Orabi held the first Forum of the Federation of Russian and Arab University Presidents.
30 October 2017
On October 27th, 2017, Lomonosov Moscow State University hosted the 3rd Rectors’ Forum for Top Universities of the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Forum was held in the Imperial Hall of the historic building of Moscow State University on Mokhovaya Street in presence of the the leaders of 20 Russian and 13 Iranian universities and was chaired by the President of the Russian Rectors’ Union, Rector of Moscow State University Professor V.A. Sadovnichy, and the President of Rectors Summit of Leading Universities of Iran, President of University of Tehran Professor Mahmoud Nili Ahmadabadi.
27 February 2017
On February 20th, one of the oldest universities in Europe - Sorbonne - held a anniversary meeting of the Academic Council of the Consortium of partner universities of the French University Colleges of Lomonosov Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University, which was attended by Rector of Moscow State University academician V.A. Sadovnichy.
V.A. Sadovnichy told in detail about the activities of the working group he heads of the Russian Rectors' Union to establish a new international university rankings "Three university's missions," which is different from all existing ones by the indicator of the role of the university in the life of its country, in the preservation of national traditions and the continuity of generations.
27 May 2016
May 25, 2016 the I Congress of the "Society of Russian literature" held the meeting of the section "Teaching of Russian language and literature at universities as the strategic priority of the education policy in a multinational state." The initiators and section moderators were Doctor of philology, professor, Vice-rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University T.V. Kortava and Doctor of Philology, professor, Dean of the Faculty of Philology at Herzen RGPU N.L. Shubina.
At the X Congress of the Russian Union of Rectors the President of RUR, Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Full member of the Russian Academy of Science, V.A. Sadovnichy suggested the creation of interactive inter-university scientific and educational project "University Department" based on "University without Borders" platform, with the use of which a student of any Russian university not only can hear the lectures of prominent scientists, public figures and statesmen via videoconference, but also to ask them questions.
The Center aims to consolidate psychological and pedagogical potential of the leading academic and research centers in Russia applicable to the methods of working with gifted children, and to co-ordinate inter-regional cooperation and multidisciplinary endeavour of work with gifted children.
On October 28, 2015 the Intellectual Center of the Fundamental Library of Lomonosov Moscow State University hosted the Forum of Rectors of higher educational institutions of Russia and Iran.