Final meeting of KFU Academic Council in 2013-2014 academic year was held on June 27.
KFU Rector Ilshat Gafurov opened the meeting with the words of congratulations to KFU President Makzum Salakhov, elected the President of Tatarstan Academy of Science on June 16. The head of the university expressed his hope that the nomination of Makzum Salakhov would contribute into the development of cooperation between KFU and the Academy of Science of Tatarstan.
The reorganization of several KFU units was discussed at the meeting. Thus, the department of anatomy, physiology and health protection will be transferred from the Institute of Physical Education, Sport and Restorative Medicine to the Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology, whereas a number of departments of the Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology will be united. The Institute of Computer Mathematics and Information Technologies will lack the department of informatics and computer technologies and the department of applied information. Both these departments will form a department of engineering and software that will be included into the Higher School of Information Technologies and Information Systems.
It was decided to rename Naberezhnye Chelny Branch of KFU into Polytechnic Institute of KFU. The proposal to rename the Institute of Physical Education, Sport and Restorative Medicine into the Institute of Physical Education and Sport was also supported. The names of several departments of the institutes mentioned above will be changed. Then the opening of new bachelor and master programs was brought up for discussion.
A significant decision to incorporate the Institute of Economics and Finance and the Institute of Management and Territorial Development was reached at the meeting. An important piece of news was the fact that Kazan Branch of Russian State University of Trade and Economics is to merge into the KFU structure. Besides, the members of the Academic Council were informed that an agreement on entrance general education network was signed with the University of Management TISBI.