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About Kazan Federal University

Kazan Federal University is a Public Research University Located in Kazan, Russia

University Established in 1804 as Imperial Kazan University

Kazan Federal University is one of the oldest universities in Russia – it celebrated its 213th anniversary in 2017.

In the Year 2010, Kazan University received a federal status.

It is also one of 15 Russian universities that were initially selected to participate in the Project 5-100, coordinated by the Government of the Russian Federation and aimed to improve their international competitiveness among the world’s leading research and educational centers

More than 50,000 students are enrolled in over 700 degree programs at undergraduate  and postgraduate level (including doctoral and double-degree programs with partner universities)

The number of international students is about 11,168 from 101 countries

Research priority areas are concentrated on biomedicine and pharmaceutics, oil extraction, oil refining and petro chemistry, communications and aerospace technologies, advanced materials, and social sciences and humanities

Kazan Federal University has Almost All science Branch Courses including General Medicine with high-tech Labs and Hospitals

General Medicine (MD) Equivalent to MBBS Course in Kazan Federal University is taught in English Medium for International Students, Course Duration is 6 Years, Many Indian and International Students are studying MBBS in Kazan Federal University


The mission of Kazan Federal University has been set forth as:

– Contributing to Russia’s innovation-driven development and enhancing the competitiveness of its human capital resources through ensuring high-quality academic process, research and technological developments in priority development areas of the Russian Federation;

– Contributing to the promotion of the City of Kazan as a hub of creativity and dynamic innovation and a world-class centre of higher learning, research and academic excellence, as well as to the preservation and development of the city’s unique cultural and educational heritage in line with its role as guardian of the distinctive historical and cultural legacy of the ethnically and religiously diverse region where Europe and Asia meet.

Strategy ‘5 TOP 100’

Kazan Federal University is a member of 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project which aims at maximizing the competitive position of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market. The strategic objective of KFU is to enhance its standing and academic reputation in the field of research and development (R&D), as well as achieve international recognition for the high standards of its academic programmes and global leadership in a range of priority research areas, thus enabling the University to secure a place among the world’s top 100 universities.

Why Choose
Kazan Federal University

Facts, Figures, Rankings

  • Kazan University is an acknowledged center of academic excellence engaged in various forms of international cooperation.
  • 300+ cooperation agreements with partners from 64 countries
  • Member of 15 International Academic Associations

KFU’s academic profile

  • Over 50,000 students enrolled in all types of programs
  • About 11,168 international students from 101 countries*
  • Over 700 degree programs in various disciplines
  • 10 double-degree programs with partner universities
  • 13 institutes, 3 higher schools, 1 faculty, 2 regional branches in Yelabuga and Naberezhnye Chelny
  • ​Nearly 4,000 faculty members
  • 157 invited professors from world-renowned universities and research centers

International student mobility 2017

  • 485 incoming students
  • 326 outgoing students

KFU’s research profile

  • 150 world-class research laboratories (OpenLabs)
  • 71 international projects
  • 162 international scientific conferences and seminars with more than 1,400 international participants
  • 2,328 publications in Scopus and Web of Science

Research areas

  • Biomedicine and pharmaceutics
  • Oil extraction, refining and petro chemistry
  • Info communication and aerospace technologies
  • Advanced materials

Priority research units

  • Translational 7P Medicine
  • AstroChallenge
  • EcoOil
  • Teacher 21

Translational 7P Medicine AstroChallenge EcoOil Teacher 21

  • Nikolay Lobachevsky Scientific Library with over 5 million storage units, including 150,000 old and rare units
  • University Clinic with 836 beds and over 40,000 serviced district residents
  • 10 Museums
  • Student campus (Universiade Village Dorm Complex) for 13,000 people
  • 11 sports and cultural facilities
  • 29 international academic and research centers

KFU in World Rankings

  • The university has been ranked by QS World University Rankings since 2012, steadily climbing from 601+ to 370th place.
  •  It also has 5+ stars in QS Stars Ratings, the only university in Russia to have been so ranked as of November 2020.
  • It’s currently ranked 601 – 800 by Times Higher Education.
  • It’s also in the 201-300 bracket in University Impact and Good health and well-being rankings by the same organization.
  • KFU first appeared in Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2018 and was ranked 801 – 900 in that year and in 2019.
  • The university is present in multiple subject areas in QS subject rankings and Times Higher Education subject rankings. The most notable achievement is 90th place in THE subject rankings for Education in 2020.
  • In Russian national rankings, Kazan University has been consistently ranked among the best, including 16th place in RAEX rankings and 9th place in Interfax National Ranking of Universities.

KFU in World Rankings

  • QS World Universities 2021-  370
  • QS Stars – Five Plus
  • Times Higher Education 2021- 601-800
  • U. S. News Best Global Universities 2020 – 783
  • Moscow International University Ranking – 301-350
  • Academic Ranking of World Unviersities 2020 – 901-1000
  • Times Higher Education University Impact 2020 – 201-300

KFU in Regional Rankings

  • QS BRICS 2019 – 60
  • QS EECA 2021 – 32
  • THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020 – 134
  • Forbes Rankings of Russian Universities 2020 – 18
  • THE Eurasia Rankings – 10
  • RAEX (Russia) Rankings of Influential Universities – 15
  • RAEX (Russia) National University Rankings 2020 – 18
  • Interfax (Russia) National University Rankings 2020 – 10

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