The future of the Tatar people is one of the primary concerns of the Department. It makes great efforts to train national personnel able to work for the benefit of the Tatar people and to keep up with the times.It provides the opportunity to study the Tatar language, literature, arts, history of the Tatar people.
Another feature of the university is that since the first year of their study students are involved in research activities, which help to develop their research skills. The department has several scientific groups working in different fields. Students participate in academic conferences on topical issues of Tatar linguistics, literature, history and culture,win prizes at competitions of various levels.
The departmenthas well organized professional development courses for the teaching staff. There are postgraduate and doctoral courses in the following areas: Tatar literature, modern Tatar language, methods of teaching language and literature, comparative typology of languages. Master degree courses work in areas of the Tatar language, Tatar literature, linguistics, translation theory, philology. There are DissertationBoards for doctoral and candidate theses in the sphere of the Tatar language and literature.
Those, who choose philology as their future profession, are sure to have exciting student life in the university. Students have lots of opportunities to enjoy their leisure time. For them there is the youth theater "Mizgel",the Tatar folk choir, the dance club "Kazkanaty." The most successful among them is the theater "Mizgel". It celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. During this time the theater company has successfully produced such serious works as "Үzebezsaylaganyazmysh", "Kyrlarym-tugaylarym", "Hay bulmasa, Yoldyz bar", "Satashu" byTufanMinnullin "Ulkaytty ", "Mәhәbbәtturyndaҗyr " by AngamAtnabaev, " Kүzlәr " by HabibFatkhulin" Әytelmәgәnvasyyat "," SulphurYөrәk " by AmirkhanEniki," Kyrkazlaryartynnan” by IldarYuseev," Sagyshlarym - homer agyshlarym " by A.Dudarev etc.
The work of literary and artistic associations "Әllүki" and "Ilһam" has been most successful and fruitful. The works of the members of the literary associations are annually published in the collection "Ilһamkanatynda”. To date, the first two volumes of this collectionwere published (in 2008 and 2010.). Due to the efforts of the creative association "Әllүki" the poetry contest “ShygrySabantui” (“Poetical Sabantui”) is held annuallyamong the students of different educational establishments.
Students of our Department have their own periodical - the newspaper "DARELFӨNYN." As early as in their first year the students have the opportunity to publish their worksand try their hand as journalists.
The students of the Tatar philology live in comfortable hostels situated in the city center and in the Universiade Village.
Technical equipment of the University and its departments in particular is worth mentioning. Almost all thelecture rooms of our department are equipped with video screens and video projectors. There are computer classes with Internet access. The university is proud of its library which gives splendid opportunities for doing scientific research, reading up for classes, tests and exams.
The Department of Tatar Philology of the Institute of Philology and Arts of Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University provides high-quality modern education for those who are interested in language, literature, history and culture of the Tatar people.
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