Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication
The philology division was among the first to be opened in Kazan University. This prominent fact is symbolic, as philological knowledge made an invaluable contribution to the development of the classical university. Kazan's philologists and their schools of research justly received international recognition.
The status of federal university, acquired by Kazan University in 2010, marked a new stage in the development of the humanities. The newly established Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication received all the accumulated wealth of Kazan's philological and artistic traditions of research. Today, the institute exhibits high quality, diverse research projects that are both fundamental and applied in nature.
The high quality of this research can be explained by the theoretical and methodological foundation established by well-known philological research schools such as the Kazan Linguistic School, the Kazan School of Turkic Language Studies, the Kazan School of Literary Studies, and the Kazan Linguo-Methodical School. This will enable the Institute to successfully participate in the Russian Federation's Program for Development for 2010-2019, and in the Program of Competitive Growth for 2013-2020. Both projects emphasize the need to expand programs that foster integrative processes in the fields of research and education. In 2019, Kazan Federal University was ranked in the top 200 of the QS World Universities Ranking in Linguistics and in the top 250 of the QS ranking in Modern Languages.
Research and academic work in the Institute is conducted in the modern building, which is located in the historical center of Kazan. The institute offers dozens of in-demand bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs for foreign languages, literature, design, pedagogical education, cross-cultural communication and music. Our professors apply innovative methods of teaching and modern educational technologies that complement our classical university traditions and the strength of our pedagogical school. As a result, our students graduate with in-demand and competitive knowledge and skills. Besides working in research and educational institutions, they also build successful careers in mass media, press services, advertising agencies, government and municipal services, libraries, large state and business organizations, and others