Kazan University is one of the oldest universities in Russia, it celebrated its 210th anniversary in 2014. We celebrated this date as another token of the university's dedication to its longstanding academic mission as one of the leading educational institutions in Russia and in the world.

Kazan 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 and the Volga region. The University's new federal status obtained in 2010 poses new interesting challenges and calls for new approaches in the 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. 17 Centers of excellence and 80 world-class research and teaching  laboratories have been established in recent years. Our participation in the "5-100" competitive growth program designates our determination to reach the highest levels of world educational rankings. What we have achieved up to now is an evidence of the right choice of strategy – from a classical to a research university where entrepreneurial and innovative activities are represented prominently.

Sincerely Yours

Ilshat Gafurov

Professor

Rector of Kazan Federal University