The ceremony at Dorm 8 of the Student City was attended by Rector Ilshat Gafurov.
The Rector greeted everyone and reminisced about his student years, “What today's students have is mostly something we couldn't even imagine. I used to live in many dorms in Kazan, and I know exactly how it was. But this doesn't mean that we stop at that. Life changes, and conditions must change as well.”
KFU is a home for a very sizable student population dispersed across Student City (10 dorms) and Universiade Village (20 dorms). This year, they welcomed about 8,500 and 4,500 dwellers respectively. The University aims to provide comprehensive opportunities for education, research, sports, and creative activities at its facilities.
Traditionally, accommodation procedures are the subject of many questions by newcomers. Students are very interested in principles that are the foundation for the distribution of people among dorms. Student self-governance has proposed a unified set of rules for this matter. As expected, Universiade Village is prioritized for freshmen and self-funded students. As for all the others, there is a ranking system to determine whether they are eligible for the Village. The rankings include five main categories – research, community outreach, cultural activities, sports, and other personal achievements. The ranking commissions include both employees and students.
In other news, a poll was conducted to find out whether the dorm inhabitants are satisfied with their living circumstances; over 60% of the general population was interviewed. According to the results, 43% are fully satisfied, 20% are partly satisfied, and 17% responded that they had serious reasons for discontent. The latter mostly included a lack of furniture items, such as chairs and bookshelves. These claims will be handled by the maintenance services.