Kazan Federal University is one of the oldest universities in Russia; it celebrated its 210th anniversary in 2014. Today’s University consists of 28 basic structural units (institutes, faculties, higher schools, and branches) which enroll more than 43,000 students. Kazan Federal University is one of Russia’s leaders in scientific research, with research being conducted by more than 200 departments, centers and laboratories in close collaboration with leading international universities and companies. In 2013 Kazan Federal University joined the Russian Academic Excellence Project (Project 5-100).As a part of this project, KFU’s mission is to maximize its competitive position in the global research and education market. In 2016, the QS Intelligence Unit (QS Star) has, through rigorous and independent data collection and analysis of performance metrics as set out in the QS Stars methodology, rated Kazan Federal University as a Four Stars Institution. 

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