Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Higher School of Pedagogy

We are all constantly learning something. If, as a child, you meed a talented teacher, it can set you up for life, because this teacher would have instilled a love for knowledge and a capacity for learning. Such teachers are trained at the Higher School of Pedagogy. Our graduates are able to work with preschoolers and school children, as well as with adults, managing the educational process at all levels.

To achieve excellence and competitiveness of out graduates, the School, in cooperation with leading educational institutions in the region and the country, has established a number of resource centers where students and graduate students receive hands-on experience with the latest teaching methods, thus reinforce their knowledge by absorbing the necessary competences and gaining practical experience. For many years the School of Pedagogy has been successfully running its own School of Student Counsellors: a course lasts several months and gives its graduates the skills needed for work in the summer recreational and education camps in Russia and abroad.

The objective of the School is to educate highly professional teachers who are able to use the newest teaching methods and technologies to efficiently reach their teaching goals and who are flexible enough to quickly adapt to the changing learning environment and ensure personal and professional growth.

Institute of Chemistry and Biology

The Institute of Chemistry and Biology educates professionals in the natural sciences specialties that means a student dives into the world of chemistry, biology, biomedicine, and is constantly present in the modern bio- and chemical technology environment. That is why we opted for the integration of science and education as well as introduction of a large number of project activities. Naturally, we do not forget about the academic education including not only the basic or special disciplines. Special focus is on our students’ skills to present themselves and their projects which is not the least role in the achievement of a brilliant professional. Our Institute implements all stages of education, from the Bachelor’s Programme to the postgraduate training programme.

Of course, whatever direction is chosen by our students, they will be able to fulfil their potential not only in the real economy but also in science and the development sector.

One of our key objectives is to develop the students’ ability and desire to ‘be creative’, generate new products and ‘add value’, as it is common to say now. By immersing our students in an environment of research and development, we rely on our research laboratories and staff (many of whom are scientists of world reputation). The project activities in the modern world represent the main form of creating whatsoever, from a new phone model to political processes. For that reason, we could not fail to make our projects provide the basis for our students’ skills and knowledge.

Junior students will carry out theoretical projects on the fundamental and applied aspects of chemistry and biology; a task is prepared for third-year students to perform until graduation. In contrast to the conventional degree work, a project involves interaction with a potential employer and the fulfilment of real and not academic subjects. In addition, within the framework of a project, students will be assigned tasks to develop project presentations, project reports, cost estimates etc. Thus, we make the learning process as close as possible to real life, and the work on projects means the hands-on experience.

Institute of Physics and Technology

The Institute of Physics and Technology (IPT), the history of which started more than 67 years ago, is a contemporary scientific and educational institution and is a core unit of the I. Kant BFU in radiophysics, fundamental physics and technology, information and communication technologies and communications systems, information systems and technologies and information security. The main training base of the Institute is located on all the five levels of the academic building 2 at 14 Alexandra Nevskogo Street.

In the area of over 1,900 square metres there are 33 university research laboratories, multimedia rooms and specialised computer classrooms in which about five hundred students, i.e. Bachelors, Masters and PhD students in physics and technology undergo training.

A priority of the Institute is to implement a full-fledged engineering and natural science training programme for graduates, inure their key professional competencies that can help adapt to the future professional activities and lay the ground for sooner career development.

The education at the Institute is provided by more than 80 full-time teachers; qualified engineers and technicians, the invited Russian and foreign scientists; the resource centre staff responsible for practice-oriented training. A significant portion of practical training is delivered by the Hi-Tech Park Fabrika (Factory), an innovative unit of the I.Kant BFU. The key partners of the Institute are 25 manufacturing and engineering businesses and organisations in the region.

The key principles of the IPT’s operation are a close relationship between fundamental and practice-based learning; a harmonious blend of the students’ in-depth theoretical training and research activities; the engineering and applied orientation of the term papers and graduation thesis.

Close partnerships are established with the educational and research centres in the Gdansk University of Technology and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland); the University of Turku (Finland); a network of Fraunhofer research institutes (Germany); the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic); the Nikolay Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation (IZMIRAN) and others. Scientists of the Institute of Physics and Technology, many of whom have Russian and international recognition, are actively engaged in research and development.

The phystech students enrolled in five Bachelor’s and eight Master’s Programmes are offered a wide range of research and development challenges; working with up-to-date measuring and process equipment; training in the leading Russian and foreign centres; obtaining research grants; gaining the practically significant competencies at the production facilities of business partners; the research work as employees of the innovation labs; sports activities; implementation of international academic mobility; participation in Russian robotic competitions in the Robotraffic category and Russian competitions for high-tech professions etc.

Institute of Recreation, Tourism and Physical Culture

Tourism and hospitality industry, management of cultural projects, choreography, physical training and professional sports - these are the areas that our Institute is developing. Among our graduates are successful managers of travel companies, winners of the most prestigious international and national tournaments (including the Olympic Games and World Championships), winners of the dance competitions at various levels. These results were made possible by the most experienced teachers, coaches and choreographers, as well as the availability of necessary infrastructure.

The Institute has:

  • its own hotel and hostel (for hospitality training);
  • swimming pool, all-weather outdoor stadium with artificial turf, a multi-functional sports complex, courts for beach sports;
  • specialized choreographic halls.

The Institute has established working cooperation with the most successful travel companies, hotels and recreation complexes, and the leading educational centers in Russia, Poland, Lithuania and Germany.

The Institute for the Humanities

The Institute trains specialists in philology, history and philosophy. Students of the Institute of Humanities live in the world of words, texts, meanings, spiritual traditions of all humanity. They interract with the world, using the latest technologies. They feel free in the plurality of languages, cultures and historical periods. The universality of liberal education allows the Institute graduates to have non-standard creative thinking, erudition and the ability to self-educate. The Institute has partner universities in Europe and fosters intellectual exchange of students and staff, thus forming a common space of research and education in the Baltic region and beyond.

The Institute of Applied Mathematics and Informatics

The Institute focuses on education and research in priority areas of modern science, including mathematical modeling, artificial intelligence, automated control systems, computer technology and networks, computational mathematics, information and computer security, environmental monitoring and algebraic geometry. After all, mathematical science and mathematical research form the basis of modern technology, energy generation, industrial development and help to solve environmental problems. Creative thinking, based on deep fundamental knowledge, allows students and graduates to set the most ambitious goals successfully achieve them.

The Institute of Economics and Management

The Institute trains specialists in economics and management, who are sought after by national and international companies. The Institute offers degrees in management of corporate finances, corporate management, marketing, sales management, and financial planning and controlling. It has developed successful partnerships with universities, companies and business associations in Russia and Europe to ensure the best quality of training.

The Institute of Law

A good lawyer is the backbone of any organisation. An excellent lawyer is a guarantee of success. That is why the Institute’s alumni are sought after by regional and international employers.

Students can choose from four fields of study – international and European law, law in public administration, corporate law and protection of property, and criminal justice.

The Institute cooperates regulatory bodies, legal companies, and leading universities in Russia, the US, and Europe. The Institute focuses on practice-oriented training and boasts modern infrastructure. The legal advice clinic of the Institute provides hands-on legal experience to students and service to clients under the supervision of the Institute’s professors. The Institute cooperates with universities in Germany, Finland, and Norway. The Institute of Law regularly organises international conferences and summer school and invites prominent professors and lawyers from across the world.

The Institute of Medicine

The combination of thorough academic education and hands-on training in the leading hospitals of Russia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany makes graduates of the Institute of Medicine competitive not only in the Kaliningrad regional labour market, but also abroad.

The faculty of the Institute include eminent professors from the institutes of Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Smolensk, Orenburg, Omsk and Krasnoyarsk, who have been recruited by the I. Kant Baltic Federal University and have moved to Kaliningrad.

The Institute has well-equipped clinical departments, laboratories, research facilities, a clinical simulation centre and anatomy facilities, and a well-stocked library. The centre of clinical diagnostics is a good testing ground for the latest discoveries and breakthroughs made at all levels - from students to professors’ research.

The Institute of Medicine keenly cooperates with the leading medical universities in Russia, Poland, Germany, and Lithuania. It has become a tradition that professors from Germany, France and Denmark give lectures to students of the Institute. The Institute of Medicine is launching several exchange programmes for students to develop academic mobility.

The Institute of Nature Management, Spacial Development and Urban Planning

Planet Earth, the country, region, town and building where we live and work is our home. The Institute trains specialists who aspire to make our common home, planet Earth, a better place.

Students of the Institute acquire basic knowledge and develop practical skills in geography, geoecology, and oceanology focusing on the Baltic Sea studies. The Institute trains specialists in design, construction, restoration, and land management.

To ensure efficient and high quality training, the Institute has equipped its laboratories with cutting-edge technology. Undergraduate and postgraduate students analyse the composition of water and soils, test construction materials and perform geodesic measurements and cadastre surveys, produce architectural and urban planning designs. Fieldwork is done on the coast of the Baltic Sea in the village of Rybnoye. Students of the Institutes are regular participants and winners of international competitions and exhibitions.

The Institute of Social Technologies, Humanities and Communication

Communication is key to development and progress in today's world. The effectiveness of communication and social interaction is a decisive factor of achieving success in a large corporation, and a small startup company. Effective communication is important for building up a within a community (or a company), or achieving success in the outside world. Students of the Institute can obtain all these professional communicative skills during their studies. Top professionals - practitioners in the field of psychology and translation and interpretation studies, journalism and advertising, promotion, political science and sociology assist students in implementing practice-oriented and yet, exciting projects, cultivating professional qualities such as creativity, ability to work in a team, creativity and entrepreneurship. The Institute cooperates with educational institutions of Europe and the United States.

The Institute of Transport, Logistics and Maintenance

Despite the progress in the post-industrial era, the modern world is still in need of blue-collar workers - those who are good at working with both their brain and hands. They are those who construct and maintain buildings, fix cars, manage complex industrial machines, and are engaged in logistics and labor protection. At he Institute, you can receive both secondary vocational (Russian "collegiate") and higher education. There are also two Master Programs (Service Station Management and Transportation Management) and a post-graduate program.

The Institute has a state-of-the-art infrastructure that includes 14 laboratories of engineering and technical profiles: technical assessment and repair of motor vehicles; metrology and standardization; strength of materials and structures; electrical engineering and electronics; road surface assessment and traffic flow measurement; oil and gas equipment maintenance; mechanical engineering; mechanical processing; mechatronics; and others.

There is a Research and Education Center (REC) for Mechanical Engineering and Shipbuilding at the Institute. The infrastructure of the Institute includes a unique aviation center for training and retraining of specialists for the aviation industry with a real, decommissioned, Boeing 737 aircraft.


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