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 45,000 students 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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