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

18 June 2017 Kazan University is One of the Most Attractive Russian Higher Education Institutions for Chinese Students
KFU is represented at the 12th Forum of Universities of Russian Far East, Siberia, and Northeast China in Harbin.
07 June 2017 Researchers from Canada and USA to Join Paleoclimatology Studies in Bolgar and Sviyazhsk
Several representatives of interested parties met with Rector Ilshat Gafurov on June 6th.
19 May 2017 Kazan University Represented at KazanSummit 2017
The plenary session of KazanSummit and Russia Halal Expo took place in Kazan on May 19th.
05 May 2017 Kazan University to Promote Russian Silk Road Routes for Inclusion in UNESCO World Heritage
Volga Passage and Caucasus Passage are the two parts of the Northern Silk Road situated in Russia.
29 April 2017 Kazan University Plans to Promote Ibero-American Studies
Rector Ilshat Gafurov and Acting Director of the Institute of Latin America of RAS Violetta Tayar served as signatories of a cooperation agreement.
22 April 2017 Confucius Institute of Kazan University Celebrated Tenth Anniversary
The big date was marked with a visit by Ambassador of PRC Li Hui and a delegation of Hunan Normal University.
13 April 2017 Rector Ilshat Gafurov's Visit to Saint-Petersburg
A series of meetings with academic institutes and universities was held on April 12th.
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Head of department:Ramil Khairutdinov
Phone:+7 (843) 292-20-90
Address:420008, Kazan, 1/55 Pushkina
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