IFTE President`s greeting

I am glad to announce that III International Forum on Teacher Education (IFTE-2017) will be held at Kazan Federal University – one of the oldest universities in Russia founded in 1804.

Kazan Federal 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. The University’s new federal status obtained in 2010 poses new interesting challenges and calls for new approaches in a 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.

It’s not by mere chance that our University hosts the Forum on Teacher Education. Today the University is one of the 3 largest teacher training centers of Russia with 8000 students of teaching education; 600 lecturers and researchers specializing in the fields of education, educational psychology, defectology et al.; 24 Bachelor degree programs; 27 Master degree programs; 3 PhD (Candidate of Sciences) degree programs; 1 Doctor of Sciences degree program; 190 advanced training programs for teachers; 20 professional retraining programs – all these in teacher education alone. The University trains teachers in all the secondary school subjects and in extended education.

Kazan Federal University has a unique model of teacher training, combining the advantages of classical (more qualified staff, better laboratory facilities, multidisciplinary educational programs) and teacher training (specialization, focus on teaching techniques, psychological readiness) higher education institutions.

It is an honor for us to invite you to IFTE-2018 where your invaluable contributions will help us to organize a fruitful event. I hope you will have pleasant memories of this Forum that gives you a chance to meet colleagues, an opportunity to discuss your work and establish the ground for new collaborations and joint efforts.

Ilshat Gafurov
Rector of Kazan Federal University, President of IFTE-2018