Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University

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Year of foundation: 1804

Total students: 42 700 / International students: 4 100

Faculties: 16 / Departments: 164

Faculty: 3 382

Professors386 Associate Professors1 592 Doctors of Science530 Candidates of Science1 935 International faculty members34
Professors386
Associate Professors1 592
Doctors of Science530
Candidates of Science1 935
International faculty members34

Main educational programmes for prospective international students: 826

Bachelor's programme327 Master's programme165 Specialist programme232 Training of highest qualification personnel102
Bachelor's programme327
Master's programme165
Specialist programme232
Training of highest qualification personnel102

Additional educational programmes for prospective international students: 144

Pre-university training programmes 1 Russian as a foreign language 3 Short term courses 3 Other programmes 137
Pre-university training programmes1
Russian as a foreign language3
Short term courses3
Other programmes137

Kazan Federal University (KFU) is one of the oldest universities in Russian and was founded more than 200 years ago. It is the main educational centre of Tatarstan. Since 2009, it has held federal university status.

Today, KFU has:

  • Over 3200 lecturers and researchers;
  • 42,700 students;
  • 300 Bachelor's, Specialist and Master's Degree Programmes and Postgraduate Programmes.

The university is noted for its academic schools in mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, and linguistics. In terms of research, KFU gives priority to developments in pharmacology, biomedicine, geology, physics, chemistry, oil and gas, nanotechnologies and information technologies (IT), psychology and cultural studies, humanities, pedagogical and inter-disciplinary spheres.

KFU is a national research centre comprising 33 modern laboratories. They conduct research in the sphere of economics, electrosynthesis of aromatic compounds, applied radiophysics and applied mathematical modelling.

New laboratories in the fields of physics, biology, biomedicine, geology, ecology and chemistry will open soon.

KFU has almost 40 years' experience in teaching international students.

Today, KFU comprises 17 institutes, 3 higher schools and 3 branches in cities located in the vicinity, which specialise in the following subjects:

  • Physical and mathematical sciences.
  • Natural sciences.
  • Medicine.
  • Education and pedagogy .
  • Humanities.
  • Social sciences.
  • Economics and management.
  • Geology and mineral prospecting and development.
  • Automation and control.
  • Services sphere.
  • Culture and arts.
  • Information science and computer technology.
  • Geodesy and land management.
  • Life safety, environmental engineering and environmental protection.

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