Kazan Federal University
Founded in 1804, Kazan Federal University is the second oldest classic university in the Russian Federation. An internationally acknowledged center of academic excellence, it is routinely listed among top 10 institutions of higher education in the country.
In October, 2009 the University received the high federal status. This became the logical continuation of the 205 -year history of the development of Kazan University. KFU is a bright example of a classical university source of fundamental knowledge and constant development.
The main center of higher education for a vast region, KFU today employs more than 3,200 faculty members and trains over 47,000 students, who follow over 300 degree programs on the basis of 17 Institutes, 2 faculties, 3 high schools and 4 branches in nearest cities. Study programs embrace the following areas:
- Physics and Mathematics
- Natural Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Education and Pedagogics
- Culture and Art
- Economics and Management
- Service Sector
- Geodesy and Land Utilization
- Geology, Exploration and Development of Mineral Resources
- Automation and Control
- Computer Science and Computer Engineering
- Safety of activities, environmental engineering and environmental protection
The University carefully preserves the traditions of its world renowned scientific schools of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and linguistics. Presently KFU prioritizes research in the following areas: pharmacy and biomedicine, geology and petrochemistry, nanotechnologies and IT, physics, chemistry, psychology and cultural studies, humanitarian and pedagogic technologies, often taking advantage of interdisciplinary approaches.
KFU is the only Russian higher education institution which has enough housing units to accommodate all students who can choose from 26 comfortable dormitories.
KFU continues to serve as a leading national research center which is supported by 33 newly opened modern laboratories and five research sectors in Economics, Electrosynthesis of Aromatic Compounds, Applied Radiophysics and Applied Mathematical Modeling. State-of-the-art equipment has been bought for new research laboratories in physics), chemistry (6), biology (7), biomedicine (2), geology (6) and ecology (4).