Kazan Federal University (KFU) was founded in 1804 and is one of the oldest higher education institutions in Russia. The history of the University is deeply connected with such household names as Nikolai Lobachevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Vladimir Lenin, just to name a few. In 1812, Kazan University opened its Pedagogical Institute which prepared teachers for Siberia, the Caucasus, and the Volga region of Russia. The University is situated in one of the biggest Russian cities, Kazan, which is often regarded as a bridge between Europe and Asia, Christianity and Islam.
Today, Kazan Federal University is one of Russia’s leaders in education and scientific research. More than 50,000 students (9650 of them are foreign ones) study here following 160 various educational programmes. KFU boasts of 22 academic schools, many of which are well known across the globe. At different times 9 Nobel Prize winners worked at the University.
After joining the Russian Academic Excellence Project (Project 5-100) Kazan Federal University has managed to gain international recognition as one of the leading research and education centers in the world. Today, the University holds a high position in all prestigious international rankings. Recent KFU’s transformations facilitated progress not only in the fields of chemistry, physics, biology and humanities but also in medicine and education which are now considered to be the main two priorities for our country.
This year KFU celebrates its 215th anniversary and we are happy that our rich University heritage continues to fuel our new aspirations and ambitions.
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Ulanbek Mambetakunov, the Vice President of the Kyrgyz Academy of Education, took part in the VI international forum on teacher education. According to the press service of the Kyrgyz Academy of Education, U.E. Mambetakunov notes that the main goal of the forum is to present, discuss and promote relevant scientific and educational research in the field of teacher education in times of transformation, choice and challenge; exchange of experience and discussion of questions on promising forms of academic and methodological support for innovative teacher education, new developments and achievements in the field of educational technologies, as well as strengthening academic cooperation between Russian and foreign teachers.
According to the KAO press service, Professor Mambetakunov presented a report “On the current state of teacher training in Kyrgyzstan” as part of the research group session “Strategies for the transformation of teacher education” (the goal of the group is to study modern transformation processes in teacher education, their genesis and development prospects, evolution of curricula, Russian and foreign management strategies in the field of teacher training). The moderator of the group was Professor Kalimullin (director of the Institute of Psychology and Education).