Honorary Doctors

 MINTIMER SHARIPOVICH SHAIMIEV – April 24, 2015- State Counselor of the   Republic of Tatarstan, the First President of  Tatarstan (1991-2010).  Chairman of the  Board of Trustees of the nonprofit organization “The Republican Foundation for the   Revival of Historical and Cultural Monuments of the Republic of Tatarstan”.

 Prof. PETER MICHAEL SCHMITZ - February 11, 2016 -  Professor of Justus Liebig   University Giessen, leading expert for International Agricultural Policy and its   economic impact, Supervisor of Partnership Agreement between KFU and Giessen   University (2003 - 2016)

 Prof. Dr. MUSTAFA VERSAN KOK28 February 2019, the President of Middle East Technical University, Turkey, leading researcher in the field of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering.

 NURSULTAN ÄBISHULY NAZARBAYEV – October 1, -  the first President of Kazakhstan. In December 2012

 SERGEI VADIMOVICH STEPASHIN September 29, 2016 – Doctor of Law, Russian politician who served as Prime Minister of Russian Federation in1999 and Chairman of the Accounts Chamber of Russia (2000 – 2013).


Prof. VLADIMIR I. MINKINFebruary 26, 2015 - Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Research Supervisor of the Southern Federal University


Prof. ALEXEI A. STAROBINSKYSeptember 23, 2014 – Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Major Research Scientist at the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics in Moscow, Russia.  His name is related to two major discoveries. In 1973 he calculated emission of particles from the rotating black hole, and in 1979 he developed the first realistic theory of cosmological inflation, which is now the corner stone of cosmology. 

YITZHAK KALDERON ADIZES September 23, 2014 - founder and Director of Adizes Institute, one of the leading world expert in Management. The author of the Adizes Methodology. Leadership Excellence Journal named him one of the Top 30 Thought Leaders in the United States, and Executive Excellence Journal put him on their list of the Top 30 Consultants in America.

Prof. MARAT M. YUSUPOV – March 20, 2014 – Doctor of Biology, a leader of “Structure of Ribosome” research team, University of Strasbourg (France), head of the KFU joint laboratory “ Genomics, Proteomics and Biotechnology “, member of KFU International Academic Council.

Prof. HENRY R. ALLOULMarch 20, 2014 – professor of physicist, Paris-Sud University (France), Research director at National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and physics professor at the L'Ecole Polytechnique, France. Head of KFU International Centre for Magnetic Resonance, member of KFU International Academic Council.

Prof. VALERY V. LUNINDecember 27, 2012 – member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Faculty of Chemistry, Head of the Department of physical chemistry, Moscow State University (Russia).

Prof. Dr. WERNER LEHFELDTFebruary 20, 2012 - well-known German Slavist, corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Honorary Doctor of  the Moscow Institute of Russian Language by the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Member of KFU International Academic Council.

Prof. RENAD Z. SAGDEEVDecember 8, 2011 – Russian scientist in spin chemistry and nuclear-magnetic resonance spectrometry, member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Head of the International Tomographic Center (Siberian Branch of RAS), Laureate of the Russian Federation State Prize. 

Prof. RYOJI NOYORI June 29, 2011  - is a Japanese chemist, the President of the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research RIKEN (2003 – 2015),  the Laureate of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2001.  Member of KFU International Academic Council.

Dr. HALIT EREN - October 7, 2010 - Director General of the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), Turkey. Member of the Executive Board and Second Chairman of the Cultural and Solidarity Foundation of East European Turks; Founding Chairman of the Center for Balkan Civilization (BALMED) since 2007; member of UNESCO International Coordination Committee for the Safeguarding of Iraqi Cultural Heritage (2011).

TARJA HALONEN – October 7, 2010 – Finnish politician, the 11-th President of Finland (2000 – 2012).

Prof. MICKHAIL PIOTROVSKYOctober 7, 2010 - Outstanding cultural worker, world-famous scientist-orientalist, the Director of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg (Russia).

VALERY D. ZORKIN May 27, 2010 - the first and the current Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. 

Prof. VITALY L. GINZBURG June 25, 2009 – an outstanding Russian theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, Nobel laureate in Physics (2003). 

Prof. YEVGENY M. PRIMAKOVMay 29, 2009 - Russian politician and diplomat, Prime Minister of Russia (1998 – 1999), President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2011, a member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Dr. STEFAN HORMUTHMarch 3, 2009 – a German social psychologist,  the President of University of Giessen (1997-2009), the Vice-President for International Affairs of the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) (2001-2007), the President of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (2008-2010). 

ABDULLAH GЬL February 15, 2009 - a Turkish politician, the 11th President of Turkey (2007 – 2014), a member of the Advisory Panel for the President of the Islamic Development Bank. 

Prof. KLAUS MARTIN SCHWABSeptember 13, 2008 - a German engineer and economist, best known as the founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

GURBANGULY M. BERDIMUHAMEDOW – June 28, 2008 - Turkmen politician, the President of Turkmenistan since 2006.

Prof. ROBERT I. NIGMATULLIN February 21, 2008 - Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Member (Academician) of Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of P.P. Shirsov Institute of Oceanology.

BELLA AKHMADULINA  - September 27, 2007 -  famous Russian poet, short story writer, and translator.  "One of the great poets of the 20th century". Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters.

VASILY P. AKSYONOV September 27, 2007 – an outstanding Russian novelist.  He is known as the author of The Burn, Generations of Winter, The Island of Crimea etc. 

Prof. ROALD Z. SAGDEEVJune 28, 2007 - Russian expert in plasma physics, former Director of the Space Research Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and Academy of Science of the Republic of Tatarstan (AS RT), Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland (USA). 

Prof. JEAN- MARIE LEHN - June 16, 2006 - a French chemist, University of Strasbourg (France), the Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry (1987) for his synthesis of cryptands, an early innovator in the field of supramolecular chemistry.  A member of the Reliance Innovation Council which was formed by Reliance Industries Limited. 

Prof. RADIY I. ILKAEV February 16, 2006 – prominent Russian physicist, member of Russian Academy of Sciences, research supervisor of Russian Federal Nuclear Center. 


   Prof. KAMIL A. VALIEV February 16, 2006 -  prominent Russian physicist, member of Russian Academy of Sciences. 

YEVGENY A. YEVTUSHENKO December 28, 2005 -  a famous Russian poet, novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, actor, and editor, and a director of several films. The author of the poem “Kazan University”. 


Prof. VIKTOR S. SURKOV April 21, 2005 – Russian geologist, member of Russian Academy of Sciences.

ANDREI A. FURSENKO November 16, 2004 - Russian politician, scientist and businessman. He was the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (2004 – 2012), adviser to RF President Vladimir V. Putin since 2012. 

Prof. MANSUR KH. KHASANOV October 21, 2004 – the first President of Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan.

Prof. VIKTOR A. SADOVNICHIYOctober 21, 2004 - a Russian mathematician, winner of the 1989 USSR State Prize, the Rector of Moscow State University, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 

Prof. NIKOLAY A. PLATEOctober 21, 2004  – Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Vice-President of Russian Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Yury S. Osipov - October 21, 2004  - outstanding Russian mathematician, President of Russian Academy of Sciences (1991 – 2013).

Prof. HOWARD DAVIS -  October 21, 2004  - Professor of Social Theory and Institutions, Head of the School of Social Sciences from 1999-2007, Bangor University (United Kingdom). In conjunction with colleagues in Kazan University, Prof Davis investigated post-Soviet culture in the light of transformations bought about by political change, market processes and globalization.

Prof. ALEXANDER F. ANDREEV - October 21, 2004  - a Russian theoretical physicist known for explaining the eponymous Andreev reflection, Vice-President of Russian Academy of Sciences (1991 – 2013).  

Prof. Dr. GERD MANFRED HERMANN – January 24, 2002 -  Professor Emeritus, of Physics (Laser Spectroscopy, Analytical Spectroscopy) of University of Giessen (Germany)

Prof. IGOR A. TARCHEVSKY December 20, 2001 - Doctor of Biological Sciences (Plant Physiology), Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Biophusics, member of Russian Academy of Sciences, graduate of Kazan University.

Prof. Dr. GERHARD GIESEMANN September 20, 2001- Professor Emeritus, Institute of Slavic Studies, University of Giessen, President of German Association of University Teachers of Slavic Philology (1994-2002), advisor of German Research Foundation, DFG (1996-2002).

Prof. Dr. FRIEDRICH HELLER  - June 28, 2001 – Professor Emeritus, Institute of Geophysics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (Switzerland). 

Prof. Dr. Armin Bohnet March 22, 2001 - Professor of Economics with a focus on Public Finance and Regulatory and Institutional Economics at the University of Giessen (Germany), scientific coordinator of the DAAD-funded Alexander-Herzen- Program between the Faculty of Economics of State University of Kazan and the Department of Economics of the University of Giessen (1998-2000).

SEMYON A. KAZACHKOVOctober 21, 1999 – choral conductor, professor of Kazan State Conservatory. 

Prof. Dr. HERBERT JELITTE (1933-2000) – May 19, 1999 Professor in Slavic Philology at University of Giessen (Germany), Founder and Editor of academic journal “Beitrдge zur Slavistik”. 

Prof. DR. JOSEF BREBURDA - May 19, 1999 –Biologist and Agrargeograph, Emeritus professor of Justus-Liebig-Universitдt GieЯen (Guissen University), Germany, member of the Board of Collegium Carolinum – Research Institute for the History of the Czech Lands and Slovakia. 
Prof. HARUHIKO SUZUKIApril 23, 2009 – professor of Physics, Kanazawa  University (Japan).

Prof. VALERY SOYFER June 20, 1996 -  Russian and US biophysicist, biologist and historic of science,  Distinguished University professor, George Mason University, School of Systems Biology. 


Prof. Dr. TURAN YAZGANNovember 21, 1996 – professor of Istanbul University (Turkey), the President of Turkish World Research Foundation.

Prof. THEODOR BERCHEM May 16,1996 – Doctor of Philosophy, the President for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (1988 – 2007), the Rector of the University of Wьrzburg (1975 – 2003), he President of the Conference for Rectors of Universities of the Federal Republic of Germany (1983–1987).

LEV I. MITIN May 18, 1995 - Chairman of Sevastopol geographical society.

JOSEPH VERNER REED, Jr.  – September 21, 1995 -  is an American banker and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Morocco (1981 – 1985), Chief of Protocol of the United States (1989  - 1991), Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Special Representative for Public Affairs (1992 – 1997), Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser (2009).

Prof. ANATOLY P. ALEXANDROV - 1985 - a Soviet and Russian physicist, director of the Kurchatov Institute, academician (from 1953) and president of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1975–1986). 

Honorary Professors

Prof. RASHID SUNYAEVSeptember 21, 2000 – a famous Russian astrophysicist, member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, Germany since 1996. Received Heineman Prize in 2003 for outstanding work in astrophysics, Crafoord Prize in 2008 for decisive contributions to high-energy astrophysics and cosmology, Kyoto Prize in 2011 and other notable awards and honors. Prof. Sunyaev is a member of KFU Board of Trustees

Prof. ANATOLE ABRAGAM  - May 19, 1994 - a French physicist who wrote The Principles of Nuclear Magnetism and made significant contributions to the field of nuclear magnetic resonance. He was awarded the Lorentz Medal in 1982, the Lomonosov Gold Medal in 1995. Member of the French Academy of Sciences and the President of French Physician Society.

Prof. KARL ALEXANDER MULLERMay 21, 1998 - Swiss physicist who, along with J. Georg Bednorz, was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize for Physics for their joint discovery of superconductivity in certain substances at higher temperatures than had previously been thought attainable. Emeritus Honorarprofessor of Zurich University (Switzerland). 

Prof. BREBIS BLEANEY  - May 19, 1994 - a British physicist. His main area of research was the use of microwave techniques to study the magnetic properties of solids. Head of the Clarendon Laboratory at the University of Oxford from 1957 to 1977. In 1992, received the International Zavoisky Award "for his contribution to the theory and practice of electron paramagnetic resonance of transition ions in crystals."