Kazan Federal University
Kazan (Volga region) Federal University (KFU) is located in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. Founded in 1804 as Kazan Imperial University, Kazan University received federal status in 2010, and is the second oldest Russian university still in existence. The famous mathematician Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky was its rector from 1827 until 1846, and in 1925 the university was renamed in honour of its most famous student, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin). Kazan University is known as "the birthplace of organic chemistry" due to works by Aleksandr Butlerov, Vladimir Markovnikov, Aleksandr Arbuzov, and the birthplace of Electron Spin Resonance due to the work Evgeny Zavoisky.
By order of the Russian government, since 2 April 2010 Kazan University has been reformed as the Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University and has been expanded to incorporate the Tatar State University of Humanities and Education, the Kazan State Finance and Economics Institute, the Tatarstan Presidential Institute of Public Administration and the Elabuga Pedagogical University.
Official website: kpfu.ru
Rector: Ilshat Gafurov
KFU is one of just a few educational institutions in Russia which offer modern comfortable housing for all non-resident students. KFU student campus is located in the Universiade Village built in Kazan to accommodate participants of the XXVII World Summer Universiade 2013. It is a residential micro-district with capacity of about 12,000 people. The Village has been declared a “Health territory”. All conditions for comfortable life are created in the campus. A medical centre, drugstore, sports equipment rent station, copy centre, laundry, beauty salon, cafeteria and other facilities are available here. The Village project was awarded a diploma “For special contribution to a socially significant infrastructure creation for youth and sport development” at the world contest FIABCI Prix D’Excellence.
Today Kazan University is an acknowledged centre of academic excellence and actively participates in international cooperation.
Kazan Federal University:
- 44,000 students
- Including 2106 foreign students from 90 countries
- KFU offers 486 educational programmes
- 8 dual diploma programmes
- 9 programmes taught in English
- More than 3000 academic staff
- 190 cooperation agreements with partners from 54 countries
- 47,000 applications from school-leavers in 2015
- 7000 members of staff
- More than 1000 PhD students
Main areas of research at KFU:
- Biomedicine and pharmaceuticals
- Oil extraction, refining and petrochemistry
- Information communication and space technology
- Experimental materials
- QS World University Ranking 2015 - 551-600
- QS University Rankings: BRICS 2015 – 72
- World University Rankings 2015 - 301-350
- BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015 – 31
- Scientific articles published on the Web of Science database in 2014 – 900
- Scientific articles published on the Scorpus database in 2014 – 1640