Institute of Environmental Sciences\Natural Sciences - Kazan (Volga region) Federal University
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Welcome to the Institute of Environmental Sciences

Institute of Environmental Sciences was established in August 2014. Before that, the Insitute bore the name Insitute of Ecology and Geography (since May 2011) and included the oldest Faculty of Geography in the country and the USSR's first Department of Ecology of Kazan State University (KSU) then joined by the Faculty of Education and Geography of the Tatar State University of Humanities and Education.

There have been established training and research laboratories with world-class facilities. Since 1812 the Meteorological Observatory has been in action. The Institute has three stations for field practice.

The highly-qualified scientific and pedagogical staff consists of 17 Doctors of Science and 41 Ph.Ds of Science. The total number of employees is over 100 people.

There are over 700 students doing all modes of study. Training is conducted in 4 Bachelor and 5 Masters Programmes.

The faculty conducts research in the following priority areas of development of science, engineering and technology of the Russian Federation:

PRESENTATION of the Institute of Environmental Sciences




News and announcements

14 December 2016 New Technologies and Products Presented at VuzPromExpo
Minister Olga Vasilyeva visited the KFU's booth at the biggest higher education tech expo in Moscow.
15 October 2016 Eco-Friendly Replacement for Surfactants Researched at Kazan University
The KFU Biocontrol Lab has found proof that biosurfactants are effective in oil recovery.
21 July 2016 Third Science Night – Water Safety, CPR Training, and Stem Cells
The third – and the biggest – installment of PRO Science project was held on July 20th.
02 February 2016 Antibiotic Resistance Research Ongoing at Kazan University
The workgroup is headed by Associate Professor Polina Galitskaya who recently received a RFBR grant for the project.
22 January 2016 Ecologists of Kazan University Help Local Agricultural Producers
Population growth leads to undesired consequences, some of which are lack of food, environmental pollution, and spread of resistant infections.
01 December 2015 New Ways of Petroleum Waste Treatment
Researchers at Kazan University found an innovative method of neutralizing oil extraction waste by microbes.
Head of department:Selivanovskaya Svetlana Jurevna
Phone:+7 (843) 236-50-62, 236-50-18
Fax:+7 (843) 236-50-18
Address:420097, Kazan, 5 Tovarisheskaya str.