Kazan University is a present-day model of a classical university where the most fundamental principle is the synthesis of research and education.
Institute is a research and education structural unit of the University offering educational programs of undergraduate and postgraduate professional education, pre-university and additional professional education in a number of sciences and disciplines and implements fundamental and applied research projects in relevant scientific fields.
Institute's structure may include divisions, departments, laboratories, research and education centers, and other main and auxiliary units.
Institutes are headed by directors.
Faculty is a structural unit similar to an institute. Currently, there is only faculty remaining at KFU - the Faculty of Law.
Faculties are headed by deans.
Division is a structural unit of an Institute covering a specified group of subject areas. Work of a large Division is divided into separate Departments. Divisions are headed by heads of divisions who answer to directors of the institutes.
Departments are basic structural units of institutes/faculties. Departments carry out educational, methodological and research activities, social and extracurricular work with students, training and retraining of pedagogical and research staff. Departments are headed by department chairs.
ACADEMIC UNITS (undergraduate and postgraduate education)
Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies
Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology
Institute of Environmental Sciences
Alexander Butlerov Institute of Chemistry
Physics, mathematics, and IT
Higher School of Information Technologies and Intelligent Systems
Institute of Engineering
Institute of Computational Mathematics and Information Technologies
Nikolai Lobachevsky Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics
Institute of Physics
Economics and management
Institute of Management, Economics and Finance
Higher School of Business
Humanities, social sciences, and law
Institute of International Relations
Leo Tolstoy Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication
Institute of Psychology and Education
Institute of Social and Philosophical Sciences and Mass Communications
Faculty of Law
Naberezhnye Chelny Institute
ACADEMIC UNITS (other levels and types of education)
Higher School of Public Administration
Department of Physical Education and Sports
Faculty of Advanced Training and Staff Retraining
Preparatory School for International Students