Kazan Federal University

Kazan City

Kazan is a multinational and multiconfessional city with millennium history, situated in the center of Europe. The University is located in the historical center of Kazan city and it’s easy to get from the dormitory to University by underground metro. Kazan is a world-known place for international sport and cultural events like Universiade 2013 (World Student Games), FINA World Aquatics Championships 2015, 21st FIFA World Cup (2018), International Festival of Muslim Cinema, International Classical Ballet and Opera Festivals and others.

About University

Kazan University is one of the oldest universities in Russia, it celebrated its 210th anniversary in 2014. We celebrated this date 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 University has gained its international fame thanks to its distinguished scholars and graduates whose achievements have had a beneficial effect on the whole mankind. The unique culture of our University has shaped the development of Kazan and the Volga region. The University’s new federal status obtained in 2010 poses new interesting challenges and calls for new approaches in the rapidly changing world.

Today Kazan Federal University is a dynamic modern University actively participating 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. 17 Centers of excellence and 80 world-class research and teaching laboratories have been established in recent years. Our participation in the “5-100” competitive growth program designates our determination to reach the highest levels of world educational rankings. What we have achieved up to now is an evidence of the right choice of strategy – from a classical to a research university where entrepreneurial and innovative activities are represented prominently.

KFU’s Academic Profile
  • 44 350 students
  • 4 252 international students from 90 countries
  • 590 degree programs in various disciplines
  • 17 double-degree programs with partner universities
  • 13 institutes, 3 higher schools, 1 faculty, 2 regional branches in Yelabuga and Naberezhnye Chelny
  • 3 000 faculty members
  • 157 invited professors from world-renowned universities and research centers
International Student Mobility
  • 485 incoming students
  • 326 outgoing students
Faculty
  • Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology
  • Institute of Environmental Sciences
  • Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies
  • Alexander Butlerov Institute of Chemistry
  • Physical Education and Sports Academic Unit
WHY KFU?

The answer is easy for over 46,000 students enjoying their studies at the second oldest university in Russia.
With Kazan Federal University, which has always been considered as a bridge between East and West, you can discover a world of ideas, diversity and culture. You will learn, grow, and explore your potential both in and out of the classroom.
Studying at Kazan Federal University makes a difference

With 210 years of high-quality education and outstanding research in a wide variety of fields, Kazan Federal is traditionally top-rated among Russia’s higher educational institutions.

Highly acclaimed undergraduate and postgraduate education is provided by 3000 professors. Most of them hold doctoral degree while some represent influential scientific minds not only from Russia but also from the rest of the globe. It is their visionary guidance that empowers the graduates to become leaders in industry and academia.

For the last years, Kazan University has developed a robust scientific infrastructure, including 17 globally competitive research Centers of Excellence and 80 research and teaching world-class laboratories.

Looking to Live on Campus?

KFU students can live on or off campus. The university offers a variety of living facilities and comfortable apartments, including Universidad – 2013 Village dormitories with the capacity of 12000 living places. A medical center, drugstore, sports equipment rent station, copy center, laundry, beauty salon, cafeteria and other facilities are available here. Because space is limited, the application is required.

Student Activities & Organizations

Well being of students and their integration are important priorities for the University. Whoever you are, and whatever your personal identity is, you will find others like you and will have an opportunity to meet a diversity of people, who will widen your horizons, challenge your assumptions and with whom you can share your particular beliefs and experiences.

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