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.
Institute of Computational Mathematics and Information Technologies

Institute of Computational mathematics and information technologies as a part of Kazan federal university prepares well-qualified experts whose knowledge and skills are of great demand practically in all spheres related to IT.

Professional activity of graduates of the Institute is covers technical support and software service, making computer programs, designing information systems, modifying computer systems, using infocommunication technologies, monitoring and control of computer systems. Graduates of the Institute of Computational mathematics and information technologies work in international high tech companies such as Microsoft, Facebook, Oracle, Intel, Dell, Samsung, HP, etc.

Institute has a more than a thirty-years history. Our friendly and well established teaching team has advanced knowledge and moreover is ready and loves to teach students, to prepare them for life and work outside the University.

The infrastructure of the Institute provides the best conditions for study and research. The team of our students participated at final round of 39th ACM ICPC, and the name of our graduate can be found in Google Hall of fame.

And finally our university campus is the best in Russia, there are all the necessary conditions for comfortable and safe students life there. In addition Kazan city which has more than a thousand year history is famous for its friendly and tolerant attitude to all religions and nationalities.

Institute of International Relations, History and Oriental Studies

Institute Of International Relations, History and Oriental Studies of KFU sets an example of a University developing extensively in the context of the modern world. Institute offers Applicants and Bachelors a wide range of Program tracks: International Relations, Foreign Regional Studies, Oriental and African Studies, Anthropology and Ethnology, History, Cultural Studies, Museology and Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites Protection, Tourism, Teacher Training with two majors, Linguistic Studies, History of Arts.

Institute provides favorable conditions for learning 15 languages (European, Oriental). Our students can obtain supplementary linguistic competences in the training and cultural centers, undertake language traineeship in Morocco, China, Egypt, Korea, Japan, Germany and other countries. The Institute fosters intensive introduction of innovative solutions both in academic and scientific spheres. Particular attention is given to the projects that serve as a transition "bridging" studentship and research.

The International Archaeological School, hold annually since 2014 in Bolgar, is one of such projects aimed at developing research skills of the future experts. Here, renowned scientists, including leading foreign scientific and educational centers share their experience with their younger colleagues in the area of preservation and development of historical and cultural heritage. Every year those schools train more than 200 undergraduate and graduate students, including more than 40 foreign citizens.

International Scientific School for Transnational history was also organized in 2015 as part of common scientific and educational environment formation. It is planned to host School of Antiquity perception in 2016 in close cooperation with the Free University of Berlin.

2014 saw the opening of Resource Center for the development of Islamic Education and Islamic Studies Education. An official decision was made in 2015 to establish International Coordination Center ISLAMICA on the premises of the Institute Of International Relations, History and Oriental Studies. The center is intended to accumulate scientific potential in the sphere of Islamic Studies.

Modern World

Cross-disciplinary research integrating Natural and Humanitarian Sciences is gaining popularity and significance in the contemporary world. Center of Excellence Archeometry, which brings together research laboratories responsible for in-depth analysis in various fields of science is the major contributor to organizing interdisciplinary research.

It is worth highlighting the foundation of World Cultural Heritage Resource center. Research carried out in the center make a thorough contribution and provide comprehensive knowledge about the nature of a human being, its natural and cultural habitat.

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 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.

Leo Tolstoy 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 – Leo Tolstoy 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 400 international students from 20 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 Russian 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, оbject design or master additional foreign languages and pass international language examinations such as TOEFL.