History, Affiliations and Rankings
Kazan Federal University is the second oldest university in Russia. It was founded in the year 1804 as Imperial Kazan University after the Affirmative Letter and the Charter signed by Emperor Alexander I and later it became the Kazan Federal University. A number of large and well-known scientific schools were founded by the institution (mathematics, chemical, medical, linguistic, geological. geobotanical). It is affiliated with EUA, IAU, EURAS, and AMBA. The Russian Federation's Ministry of Science and Higher Education, as well as MCI (Medical Council of India), have also recognized it. It is also approved by WHO. In the QS World University Rankings 2021-2022, KFU is placed among the top 350 institutions in the world. According to Times Higher Education World University Ranking, it has placed in the band of #601-#800.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Kazan Federal University is Russia's second-biggest university, with high-quality infrastructure and cutting-edge teaching methods that make it a popular choice for Indian and international students. It occupies 250 acres and has 18 educational units, 2 territorial campuses, and 3 secondary schools. The University has come up with 415 laboratories and a University clinic in recent years. Over 50,000 students are enrolled in all types of programs and about 10,883 international students from 101 countries are part of the university. The campus includes 11 sports and cultural facilities, 10 museums, and 29 international academic and research centers. University offered 700+ degree programs. Some of the popular courses are mathematics, Fundamental Informatics and Information Technologies (Data Science), Geology (Stratigraphy of Oil and Gas Basins), Petroleum Engineering, Economics, International Business, General Medicine (MBBS), Dentistry, Surgery, Pharmacy, and Anatomical Museum.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Kazan Federal University is one of the top five Russian universities that the Russian government first chose to strengthen its international competitiveness among the world's top research and educational institutions. The Russian Federation's Government decided to award Kazan University the status of a federal university in 2010. Kazan Federal University was ranked 4th among 18 Russian universities and in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in the 301-350 rank category. In 2020, UNESCO has listed KFU's astronomical observatories on its tentative list. The University has produced notable personalities like Leo Tolstoy (Russian author and nobel prize winner), Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky (mathematician and geometer), Ivan Simonov (participated in the discovery of Antarctica and pioneered Antarctic studies), Oleg Morozov (Head of the Department on Internal policy of Russia's President), Konstantin Kolpakov (Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia), Ilya Gerasimov (Editor of «Ab Imperio»), etc.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Kazan Federal University community is devoted to diversity and inclusion as it houses students from diverse backgrounds of race, religion, caste, etc. University has about 11,000 foreign students from over 100 countries engaged in academic programmes. Both research and exchange programmes reflect the university's worldwide perspective. Students and teachers at KFU take part in bilateral research and exchange programmes with 290 universities in 64 countries. There are over 50,000 students, with 66% male students and 34% female students.