A.M. Butlerov Chemistry Institute
Chemical Faculty was formed on the basis of Chemistry Chair, organized in 1804, the year of Kazan University formation. Kazan Chemistry School had started its formation and development in 1835-1837 from opening of the chemical laboratory of Kazan University.

Most important events:
  • the birthplace of Russian organic chemistry;
  • the place of discovery of element Ruthenium;
  • the birthplace of organophosphorus chemistry.
This chemical laboratory of Kazan University is defined by historians as "The Cradle of Russian Organic Chemistry". Kazan Chemistry School gave the world a galaxy of outstanding scientists whose works constitute the golden fund of world chemical science. Famous chemists: K.Klaus, N. Zinin, A.Butlerov, V. Markovnikov, A. Zaitsev, F. Flavitsky, E. Wagner, A. Arbuzov, B. Arbuzov, A. Pudovik, A. Konovalov, O.Sinyashin, etc.

A.M. Butlerov Chemistry Institute was formed in 2003 on the basis of previously independent chemical departments of Kazan University: Chemical Faculty and A.M. Butlerov Scientific-Research Institute.

Today, the A.M. Butlerov Chemistry Institute includes 7 chairs and 8 research departments: chairs / departments of inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, medical chemistry, chemistry of high molecular and organoelement compounds, chair of chemical education, departments of stereochemistry, industrial chemistry and environmental chemistry.

 A.M. Butlerov Chemistry Institute of KFU is one of the oldest and leading scientific-educational centers in Russia. 
  • well-known supervisors;
  • student grants for research;
  • unique equipment;
  • participation in international conferences.
About 35 full professors and 70 PhD work in Chemistry Institute. Among professors there are: one Academician and two Corresponding Members of the Russian Academy of Sciences and one Corresponding Member of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. Chemical Institute the Institute of Chemistry trains 660 people (580 students and 80 graduate students). Аmong them 40 foreign students and post-graduate students, which is 6.0% of the total number of students Students from more than 15 countries have got high education or PhD degree in our institute.

You can choose Chemistry Institute to receive the Bachelor degree. If you have bachelor degree, you can enter to magistracy to receive the Master degree. International double-diploma Program acts within the framework of Master Program «Chemoinformatics and Molecular Modeling». After education in two universities (the first year in Kazan Federal University, Russia and the second year in the University of Strasbourg, France) one can receive two diplomas.

Institute graduates are in demand:
  • Bachelors of chemistry work as assayer, engineers, technologists in Russian and foreign companies, institutions and universities;
  • Bachelors of teacher education work in the management bodies and institutions of the Ministry of Education (schools, technical schools, colleges, high schools);
  • Specialists and Masters of chemistry work as a researchers in the laboratories of academic and industrial research institutes and also can work as teachers in higher education institutions.
 Our graduates occupy leading positions in Russian and foreign companies and universities!
Elabuga Institute of KFU
Elabuga Institute of KFU is a significant scientific, educational and cultural center of the Kama region dating back to 1898. For a century, more than 50,000 specialists in the field of education have been trained here.

In 2011 the Institute joined Kazan (Privolzhsky) Federal University. The priority activity area of Elabuga Institute of KFU is determined as SAU (Strategic Academic Unit) “A Teacher of the XXI Century” (training teachers for a changing world) held in the framework of the Program of improvement the competitiveness of main Russian universities among the world’s leading research and educational centers (Project 5-100).

Alongside with the teacher training the Institute prepares specialists in such areas as applied informatics, linguistics, transport processes technology, economics, management, jurisprudence, vocational training. A close cooperation has been established with the enterprises of the Kama industrial cluster and the Special Economic Zone “Alabuga”. Thanks to the practice-oriented training of specialists graduates of the Institute are competitive on the labor market and even undergraduates receive invitations from employers.

Nowadays 58 Bachelor’s, Master’s and Postgraduate educational programs are functioning at the Institute. More than 4,300 students and undergraduates, including more than 500 foreign students study here; 70% of 200 working teachers have academic degrees and titles.

Elabuga Institute of KFU has substantial educational facilities and equipment:
  • 5 educational buildings; 
  • educational and research laboratories with the latest equipment;
  • an information and library complex;
  • a training television studio; 
  • a museum complex; 
  • three hostels;
  • a student café; 
  • an educational and sports complex;
  • a sports and health camp “Burevestnik” (“Petrel”).
All students have the possibility to take part in extracurricular life of the Institute – sport, science, volunteering, leisure, student self-governing. The Institute is a participant of the federal project on the modernization of the teachers training education, implements grants of the President of the Russian Federation, of the RHSF (Russian Humanitarian Scientific Foundation).

There are some scientific and research groups: “Innovative technologies in the field of multicultural education”, “Development of gifted schoolchildren in the educational space of the federal district”, “Law and socio-educational aspects of preventing juvenile and youth offenses”, “Differential equations and their applications in mathematical modeling”, “Monitoring and bird protection”, as well as groups on “Archeology and Ethnography” and “Regional Historical Studies”.

Such scientific trends and schools as “Problems of the theory of differential equations, algebra and geometry”, “A man in the cultural – historical and legal space of modern Russian society”, “Laws of development of the personal and professional potential of a specialist”, “Typology of the text. Evolution of genre forms in Russian and foreign literature”, “Linguistic Culturology and Regional Linguistics”, “Ecological and Biological Aspects of the Structural and Functional Organization of Living Systems”, “The Russian Province: Historical and Contemporary Socio-Cultural Problems” are being developed.

The teaching staff has worked out and is testing the first textbook on Russian robotics for schools. Among the Institute’s scientific partners are the University of Texas in El Paso (the USA), the Department of Educational Sciences of Dresden Technical University (Germany), the Institute of Foreign Languages and Media Technologies of the University of Greifswald (Germany), the Institute for the Promotion of Intellectual Integration in Vienna (Austria), the Teachers Training University of Hunan (China), the Belorussian State Teachers Training University (Belorussia).

The intensive collaboration with academic science has led to a significant growth of scientific publications abroad. The International D.Stakheev, M.Tsvetaeva and M.Makhmutov Readings attract the attention of scientific community. More than 500 teachers from Russia and foreign countries annually participate in the International Festival of School Teachers. Such projects as “Children's University”, “Interesting Science – to School”, "IntelLeto” (Intellectual Summer) are urged to awake children’s interest for science.
Higher Institute of Information Technologies and Intelligent Systems

 The Higher Institute of Information Technologies and Intelligent Systems (ITIS) is an innovative IT Department of Kazan Federal University, which was founded in 2011 jointly by the Ministry of Information and Communication of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan Federal University and the world's IT top brands. The Higher Institute of ITIS focuses on applied teaching and research and combines state-funded and grant models of learning. Starting from the second year of studies at the University students have their traineeship in the leading IT companies on a year-round basis, work on research and development in the labs created jointly by IT business and the Higher Institute of ITIS. Such approach makes students on-fire specialists.

ITIS delivers full-cycle education in the direction of preparation ‘Software Engineering’ including Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD’s degree programs. Students acquire various specializations such as developer of complex corporate solutions in Java/.Net, developer of mobile applications, developer of AR/VR systems and computer games, developer of web applications, IoT applications for smart cities, developer of intelligent software for robots.

ITIS is engaged in research and development in the areas of Intelligent Robotics, Data Mining, High Performance Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies in Education, IoT and Intelligent Social Urban Environment, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Next Generation Bio-inspired and Neuromorphic Computers. The industrial partners of ITIS are Russian and international companies such as ICL Services, BARS Group, Document Management Systems, Informatics, 1C, National Bank, Sovcombank, AkBars Digital Technologies, Simbirsoft, MERA, FIX, ACI Worldwide, Samsung and many others.

Institute of Computational Mathematics and Information Technologies

The Institute of Computational Mathematics and Information Technologies was established in 1978 and is one of the largest IT-Institutes in Volga region of Russia. It produces experts competent in a wide range of state-of-the-art computer applications in education, science, industry, and management. The Institute carries out research in the areas of fundamental mathematics and computer science. 12 computer labs allow mastering modern information technologies, to work on term papers and diploma theses. The Institute maintains close working contacts with large domestic and foreign IT companies, as well as cooperation with leading universities and research centers.

The Institute incorporates 8 major departments:

  • Department of Applied Mathematics,

  • Department of Computational Mathematics,

  • Department of Mathematical Statistics,

  • Department of Theoretical Cybernetics,

  • Department of Data Mining and Operations Research,

  • Department of Programming Technologies,

  • Department of System Analysis and Information Technologies,

  • Department of Information Systems.

The Institute offers several bachelor and master programs managed by corresponding departments. The departments are deeply integrated and perform both teaching and research in various areas of mathematics and computer science:

  • Fundamental Mathematics,

  • Mathematical Modelling,

  • Information Security,

  • Machine Learning,

  • Big Data & Data Mining,

  • Cloud Computing,

  • Parallel & High-Performance Computing,

  • Theory of Algorithms and Complexity,

  • Software Engineering.

The Institute employs over 100 staff members including 27 professors (higher doctors).

Joint Double Degree Master Programs

Students can enroll to 2 selective joint double degree master programs organized together with Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) and Shenzhen University (SZU). Students will learn both fundamental sciences and applied expertise. Duration of both programs is 4 semesters. The first year of the study is spent at the home University, and during the second year students go to their host Universities.

In the 4th semester students prepare their Master thesis, which should be written under the supervision of a professor from either KFU or a partner University and should be written and presented in English. Upon successful completion of the Program students shall be awarded a KFU and CTU/SZU Double Degree comprising the Russian diploma of Master's degree and the Master of Science level of CTU/SZU.

Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology

Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology (IFM&B) is a rapidly developing and achieving the goals of the institute as part of the KFU. IFM&B is the core of the unique biomedical cluster of KFU created to implement the latest research and development. Training of specialists is carried out at the international level. The curriculum has been adapted to correlate with European curriculum. To integrate education and science the IFM&B actively recruiting lectures and scientists from universities of world importance and support the educational process with the use of world level scientific equipment. The IFM&B has powerful resources from laboratories equipped with the latest laboratory equipment to medical centers (simulation center, experimental medicine center, phantom class, microscopy center and many more) which are aimed at obtaining high-quality training for future specialists. Students of IFM&B have a unique opportunity to undergo training in partner organizations in different regions of Russia and scientific centers of the world.

Institute offers educational programs of medicine (Specialist degree): Medical Biochemistry, Medical Biophysics, Medical Cybernetics, General Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy; General Medicine, Dentistry (in English).

Biology graduate programs: (Bachelor's degree) Biology, Pedagogical education with two training profiles – biology and English; (Master's degree) Biology Biology: Pharmacology (in English).

As part of the enlarged group 06.06.01 Biological Sciences graduate chooses a post-graduate program graduate in biochemistry, physiology and biochemistry of plants, bioengineering, genetics, biotechnology, mathematical biology, bioinformatics, botany, zoology, microbiology, ichthyology, hydrobiology, physiology and ecology.

Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies
Kazan Geology School blends modern technology with classical university traditions. Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies is a powerful Russian centre researching hydrocarbon deposits, core material and reservoir fluids. The Institute actively develops modern methods to prospect for and develop structurally complex hydrocarbon reservoirs using newest stimulation technologies. Its multi-functional 3D GEO Centre relies on geological and hydrodynamic modelling software from leading designers. Modern equipment and skilled personnel enable the Institute to pursue a vast range of projects, from the study of core samples and fluids with traditional methods to complex modelling experiments with in-situ heavy oil and bitumen recovery.

The Institute offers the following programmes:
Bachelor’s degree: Geology and Geochemistry of Combustible Minerals, Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, Oil and Gas Business.

Master’s degree: Geology and Geochemistry of Oil and Gas, Stratigraphy, Geology of Mineral Deposits, Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology Urbanized Areas, Prospective Geoinformation Technologies in Geology and Geophysics, Modern Geophysical Technologies of Prospecting and Exploration of Hydrocarbon Deposits, Complex Data Analysis in Petroleum Geosciences and Development of Heavy Oil and Natural Bitumen.

PhD degree: Palaeontology, Geology, Prospecting for Oil and Gas Deposits, Hydrogeology, Lithology, Geophysics and Geophysical Methods of Investigation, Mineralogy, Crystallography.

Stratigraphy is a masters programme which the Institute has implemented in collaboration with Freiberg University of Mining and Technology since 2015. The Institute offers optional vocational courses jointly with its partners Tatneft, Gazprom, Geotech, Bashneft, Schlumberger, Sersel, Trimble etc.
Institute of International Relations

The history of the Institute of International Relations of KFU dates back to 1804, the moment when the Imperial Kazan University was founded. In a modern - form, the institute was established on November 1, 2013. Today the Institute of International Relations of KFU is one of the elite, innovative and successful modern educational and scientific centers of Kazan Federal University. IMO is rightly proud of its high quality professional education, fundamental scientific training, active research projects, broad international recognition and a profound study of foreign languages.

At present over 4,700 students, among them more than 600 foreigners (about 13% of all students) from 41 countries, are trained here. Scientific and pedagogical activity is provided by high-level scholars. The Institute provides training for students in all levels of higher education: bachelor's, master's, postgraduate courses. Two or more languages are taught in all areas of training at the Institute. In total, the Institute conducts training in 22 foreign languages, including English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Turkish, Arabic, Farsi, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Persian, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Swahili, Afrikaans, etc.

The Institute has 3 departments (High School of Historical Sciences and World Cultural Heritage, High School of International Relations and Oriental Studies, High School of Foreign Languages and Translation), Archaeological and Ethnographic Museums, Scientific and Educational Centers and Research Laboratories, regional cultural centers. Wide cooperation with international and Russian scientific and educational centers, its own center for competence development UNIVERSUM+ and numerous cultural programs including the study of European and Oriental languages contribute to the high level of linguistic competence of the students and provide opportunities for professional growth and further employment.

The Institute of International Relations publishes a number of scientific journals, which publish the results of research activities of the staff of the institute and other scientific institutions. These are such publications as Kazan Islamic Studies, The Proceedings of the Society of Archeology, History and Ethnography at Kazan University, Kazan Bulletin of Young Scientists, Turkic Studies, Heritage and Modernity, Eurasian Arabic studies, Kazan linguistic journal, International relations and society.

Institute of Management, Economics and Finance

Institute of Management, Economics and Finance is an example of an outstanding academic reputation built upon rich tradition using its 200 years history as a source of strength.

Currently it offers you various undergraduate and graduate programs (Economics, Management, Public Administration, Finance, Tourism), excellent extra-curricular activities and cutting-edge career prospects.

With all the opportunities we offer you will become exactly what you want to be. Our staff made of academic experts is ready to guide and mentor you throughout your studies to ensure you get significant knowledge, outstanding skills and remarkable experience needed to achieve your goals. You will explore yourself and discover a variety of options for entrepreneurial skills training via participation in the students’ leadership board. Business clubs will provide you with a glance on the real economy and will give you a chance to test your start-up ideas.

The quality of education is guaranteed by:

  • A commitment to personal educational trajectory of each student, which will endure personal development and career promotion;
  • Internationally accredited programs;
  • Enormous possibilities for academic mobility;
  • Excellent research and teaching facilities.

Constantly expanding global links of the Institute will allow you to have access to all the novelties in social sciences.

The biggest in Russia University Campus equipped with all modern facilities will provide you with comfortable and safe living conditions on the Universiade 2013 site.

If you are ambitious enough to become a trial-blazer, to advance in academic research and to be a critical thinker you are welcome to apply to the Institute of Management, Economics and Finance ( Kazan Federal University).

Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication

The study of languages, literatures and cultures in Kazan University dates back to 1804 when Imperial Kazan University opened the division of philology. Today its successor – Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication – offers a range of bachelor, master and doctoral programs to over 3000 young men and women including more than 600 international students from foreign countries. The institute prepares experts in Russian philology, foreign languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, etc.), Russian and world literatures, design and music. It is the only institute in Russia that educates professionals in Tatar language and literature. Besides traditional courses taught in Russian, the Institute of Philology offers double degree and joint programs, courses taught in English, winter and summer language schools.

The solid and multifaceted educational programs of the institute enable its graduates to find jobs in state departments, research institutions, universities and schools, in the fields of translating, interpreting, media, and advertising, in travel agencies and international relation departments of transnational companies. All students have a unique opportunity to join non-degree programs developed in Kazan International Linguistic Center. Here students and graduates may pursue a second (third) major in English, Russian as a foreign language, translation and interpretation or master additional foreign languages and pass international language examinations such as TOEFL.

Institute of Psychology and Education

The history of KFU Institute of Psychology and Education is the history of psychology scientists and teachers from Kazan State University and Kazan State Pedagogical Institute.

Pedagogical Institute joined Kazan University as it was founded by Emperor Alexander I in 1804. In 1918, it was restructured to Kazan Pedagogical Institute. In 1994, it was renamed to Kazan State Pedagogical Institute (KSPU). Tatar State University of Humanities and Education was established on the back of the KSPU. Institute of Psychology and Education, established in 2011, has eight departments:

  • Department of Defectology and Clinical Psychology

  • Department of Pedagogy

  • Department of General Psychology

  • Department of Personality Psychology

  • Department of Pre-School and Primary Education

  • Department of Educational Psychology

  • Department of Methodology of Training and Education

  • Department of Higher Education Pedagogy

QS ranks us in the 251-300 group for education; KFU is also among the top three leading Russian universities in the field of pedagogy.

In 2018, our scientists presented their research results at the key international education conferences (AERA, BERA, WERA, ECER, ATEE, TEPE, EECERA, Cultural Diversity, Migration, and Education, Janusz Korczak Conference). KFU publishes the international journal “Education and Self-Development.” Its editor-in-chief is Dr Nick Rushby, a visiting professor at KFU Institute of Psychology and Education (former editor of British Journal of Educational Technology). In 2018, the journal was added to the Scopus database of peer-reviewed literature.

Institute of Social and Philosophical Sciences and Mass Communication

Institute of Social and Philosophical Sciences and Mass Communication – is a growing unit, which continues and promotes long-standing university tradition of Kazan. Education obtained at the Institute enables graduates to successfully work in different socio-political and humanitarian areas of society, as well as in public and media communications. The Institute seeks to merge deep theoretical learning with applied inquiry.

Institute graduates have jobs in governmental structures; information-analytical services, public authorities, political parties and public associations, sociological firms, in religious institutions, sociological firms, teach in colleges and schools. The journalists already in their first year realize their creative potential in the local and national media.

Employees of the institute are actively published in international journals. More than 50 articles in international journals included in Scopus data base were published in 2016. Foreign professors work in the institute . In the 2017-2018 school year, we train nearly 150 foreign students

All non-resident students residing in dormitories of Universiade Village - the best student campus Russia

Bachelor and master programmes:

  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Conflict studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Journalism Advertizing and public relations

English-language program is master program in Religious studies: “Trans-national migration and religious adaptation”.

Research fields:

  • Prevention of extremism and counter-terrorism in the Russian Federation and Tatarstan.
  • Ethnopolitics and federalism.
  • The methods and forms of harmonization in the multiethnic and multiconfessional region of interethnic and interfaith relations.
  • University graduates Factors of competitiveness in the labor market. Organization of training throughout their lives, based on multicultural education and upbringing of tolerance in the Russian Federation and Tatarstan.
  • Tradition and innovation in education: a view of the teacher and student.
  • Reviews of the effectiveness of distance learning technologies.
  • Positioning ethno-confessional relations in the media space. Tatar-speaking media as a factor in the harmonization of ethno-confessional relations.
Kazan (Volga) Federal University Naberezhnye Chelny Institute (affiliate)

KFU Naberezhnye Chelny Institute (affiliate) is a leader in the engineers’ training for the automotive and mechanical engineering, energy, construction in the Kama innovative production cluster of the Republic of Tatarstan (including the city of Naberezhnye Chelny and five most perspective municipal districts of the Republic).

Personnel’s engineering training is conducted in close cooperation with the country's auto giants like PJSC "KAMAZ", "Ford Sollers" as well as with the leading energy and construction companies.

The developing of practical skills is one of the main concerns of the institute management. KFU Engineering Center, created in 2013, operates on the basis of Naberezhnye Chelny Institute. The result of the Center’s activities is the conclusion of comprehensive agreements on cooperation with the leading world companies in the field of robotics and flexible manufacturing systems and high-tech equipment: Kuka, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Fastems, Haier, etc.

The laboratories from "KAMAZ" PJSC, "Ford Sollers", "Haier" and other companies operate in the Engineering Center. The unique laboratory of flexible manufacturing systems producing the complicated shaped body parts for KAMAZ trucks has been opened there as well as the OpenLab research laboratory called "Development and research of advanced materials", where the joint projects together with the world-class scientists are conducted. The Engineering Center is going to open more than 20 scientific and educational laboratories in the field of advanced manufacturing technologies.

Since 2014 KFU Naberezhnye Chelny Institute has been cooperated with the CDIO initiative as part of the innovative educational platform for the next generation engineers’ training for the directions like "Motor vehicle construction" and "Motor vehicle production technology". In the institute the special contract training with PJSC "KAMAZ" is organized.

Today KFU Naberezhnye Chelny Institute has six departments with 30 chairs, Engineering and Economics College with 10,000 students enrolled. Apart from the technical areas the institute presents the training for economics, law, social and humanitarian spheres.

Lobachevskii Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics
In Kazan Federal University mathematical sciences has the ongoing tradition, which start from the day of foundation in 1804. Today Lobachevskii Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics (LIMM) consists from nine departments, dozens of scientific projects and about five hundred students.

Our advantages:
  1. Supreme professional skills (90% of the faculty have the PhD), 
  2. The continuity of generations (26% of the faculty are under 35, 2 out of 3 of them have the PhD degree), 
  3. We are open for dialogue we are looking forward to hear your opinion. 

We have Bachelor programs for:
  1. Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling, 
  2. Applies Mechanics (Engineering Mechanics), 
  3. Mathematics and Computer Science: Data Science,
  4. Mathematics in Digital Economy, 
  5. Teacher Training: Mathematical and IT Education. 

Bachelor program on Financial Mathematics and Financial Technologies is considered to be open in 2020.

We have Masters programs for:
  1. Fluid Mechanics,
  2. Solid Mechanics,
  3. Subterranean Fluid Mechanics of Oil and Gas Fields,
  4. Optimization Theory and Extremal Problems,
  5. Geometry and Topology,
  6. Mathematics and Computer Science,
  7. Algebra (in English). 

Also, we have PhD level education.