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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

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.
15 March 2017 Employees of Embassy of India Visited Center for Indian Studies of Kazan University
Vice-Rector Linar Latypov welcomed Director of the Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Center D. Jaysundar on March 13th.
10 March 2017 Board of Trustees of Kazan University Held a Regular Meeting
Before the proceedings Rector Ilshat Gafurov showed the University's facilities to President Rustam Minnikhanov.
01 March 2017 Kazan University Applies for Merger with Almetyevsk State Petroleum Institute
After a prolonged debate the Academic Council voted 44-to-33 in favor of petition.
13 February 2017 Kazan University and Morocco: Cooperation Underway
A KFU delegation visited Tetuan and Casablanca on February 11th – 13th.
18 January 2017 World Cultural Heritage Center Established by Kazan University in Sviyazhsk
The Center will function as an educational, presentational and expo facility.
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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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