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About Kazan Federal University

Kazan Federal University is an acknowledged centre of academic excellence engaged in various forms of international cooperation. It is located in Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, a city where representatives of Islam and Christianity have coexisted peacefully for more than 400 years.

Founded in 1804 as Kazan Imperial University, it is one of the oldest universities in Russia and is associated with Vladimir Lenin, author Leo Tolstoy, seven Nobel laureates and modern statesmen. Its 210th anniversary in 2014 was celebrated as another token of the university’s dedication to its longstanding academic mission as one of the leading educational institutions in Russia and in the world.



Kazan Federal University has gained international fame through its distinguished scholars and graduates whose achievements have had a beneficial effect on the whole of mankind. The unique culture of the university has shaped the development of Kazan and the Volga region. The university gained a new federal status in 2010, which poses interesting challenges and calls for new approaches in the rapidly changing world.

Today, Kazan Federal University is a dynamic modern university engaged in local and international cooperation, networking with academia and industry, boosting the region’s human resources development as well as top-level research and innovation in different areas. Twelve centres of excellence and 70 world-class research and teaching laboratories are currently working within the framework of the university’s development programmes.

Kazan Federal University is a participant in Project 5-100 whose goal is to maximise the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.

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