Institute of International Relations, History and Oriental Studies\Humanities - Kazan (Volga region) Federal University
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Welcome to the Institute of International Relations, History and Oriental Studies

Institute of International Relations, History and Oriental Studies of Kazan Federal University was established on November 1, 2013. The historical roots of the Institute trace back to 1804 - the year of foundation of Imperial Kazan University.

Director of the Institute - Ramil Khairutdinov.

The mission of the Institute is assistance to occurrence of KFU in TOP 100 of the best higher education institutions of the world, to innovative development of the Republic of Tatarstan, Volga Federal District and the country in general, to their positioning on the international arena by organizing complex scientific researches, ensuring unity of scientific and educational space, and also formation of a highly qualified and competitive personnel of a new type capable to highly productive professional activity in the polyethnic, polykonfessional,  polycultural conditions.

Two thousand six hundred and forty three students are trained here. Among them there are 195 students from other countries. 29 Doctors of Science and 83 Candidates of Science are employed on regular basis. 12 Professors are from non-CIS countries.

The Institute trains bachelors in the following fields: History and Archeology, Oriental and African Studies, International Relations, Foreign Regional Studies, Linguistics, Anthropology and Ethnology, Cultural Studies, History of Arts, Museology and Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage and Pedagogical Education. The Institute also trains masters in the following training fields: International Relations, History and Archeology, Anthropology and Ethnology, Pedagogical Education, Art Studies (Arts History). The following training fields are to be opened soon: Records and Archive Management, and Tourism.

The Institute comprises 3 divisions, Research and Academic division, Museum of Archeology and Museum of Ethnography, Academic facility for practical trainings in Bilyarsk village in Alekseevsky district of the Tatarstan Republic, Centre for additional educational services, Research and Academic Centres and Research laboratories, Centres for Country studies.     

Institute of International Relations, History and Oriental Studies is the important participant of the implementation of Kazan Federal University Program of competitive growth.  As a result of for-profit education the income was over 88 million rubles in 2014, about 52 million rubles from Research and Development. The share of foreign professors, lecturers and researchers is 6,3% and the share  foreign students is 5,3%.

Institute of International Relations, History and Oriental Studies is closely connected with International research projects: “1914-1918 online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War” (Partners: Free University of Berlin, Bavarian State Library); “Russia`s Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922: The Centennial Reappraisal” (Partners: British Academy, British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies, Chelmson University (Great Britain), Kennan Institute (USA), University of Dundee (Scotland) and etc.).

News and announcements

08 November 2016 IMF Representative in Russia Gabriel Di Bella Visiting Kazan University
Mr. Di Bella's visit includes meetings with the government, students and faculty on November 7th – 8th.
25 September 2016 News Digest for September 22nd – 23rd, 2016
French Language Resource Center opened, Science of the Future conference closed, and colleagues from Kazakhstan visited.
24 August 2016 Kazan University Visited by UNESCO Expert Mounir Bouchenaki
Mr. Bouchenaki, Special Adviser of UNESCO Director-General and of ICCROM Director-General, ICOMOS expert, and Director of the Arab Regional Center for
26 June 2016 Kazan University Is Ready to Present New Online Russian Language Learning System
Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Russia Veniamin Kaganov visited KFU on June 25th.
01 June 2016 Changes at the Institute of Philology Forthcoming
A press briefing was held on May 31st to explain the organizational reform.
16 April 2016 Physicists Work on Miniature Detectors
Postgraduate researcher, winner of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences scholarship Anna Ivanova speaks about her participation in the project.
07 April 2016 Education in Islamic Studies Discussed at the Ministry of Education and Science
The scheduled meeting was attended by Rector Ilshat Gafurov and Director of the Institute of IRHOS Ramil Khayrutdinov.
19 February 2016 Delegation of the Muslim Board of Russia at Kazan University
The program of the visit comprised a public lecture, giving out letters of appreciation, and a meeting with the academic community.
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Head of department:Ramil Khairutdinov
Phone:+7 (843) 292-20-90
E-mail:imoiv@kpfu.ru
Address:420008, Kazan, 1/55 Pushkina
Regulation:open file