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Ilshat Gafurov


Date and place of birth: 1st August 1961, Bavly, Tatar ASSR, RSFSR, USSR


Tertiary education

– Kazan State University (1978-1983)

– Kazan Institute of Finance and Economics (1994-1997)


Postgraduate studies

– Kazan State University (1985-1989)


Academic degrees

– Candidate of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics (1989)

– Doctor of Sciences in Economics (2005)


Academic ranks

- Full Professor (2006)

- Full member of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (2018)

- Full member of the Russian Academy of Education (2019)

Work experience

June 1, 2010 – present: Chairperson of the Tatarstan Rectors' Union

April 8, 2010 – present: Rector of Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University

2006 – 2010: Head of Yelabuga Municipal Administration

1998 – 2006: Head of Yelabuga Administration

1992 – 1995: Zilant Association, General Director

1983 - 1988: Assistant Professor, Department of General Physics; Senior Lecturer, Department of General Physics, Yelabuga State Pedagogical Institute


Elected offices

1995 – 2011: Deputy of Yelabuga City Council

1995 – 2005, 2012 - present: Deputy of the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan


Honorary titles and awards

Distinguished Worker of Science of the Republic of Tatarstan

Gold Medal "For the Merit in Education" by the Russian Academy of Education

Honorary Economist of the Republic of Tatarstan

Honorary Professor of Yelabuga State Pedagogical University

Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation (2017)

Government of Russia Prize in Culture (2009 and 2019)

UNESCO Golden Palm Diploma

Order “Honorary Award of Peter the Great”

Medals “In Commemoration of 1000 years of Kazan”, “For Valorous Work”, “200 years of Russian Interior Ministry”


Family status: married, has two daughters.


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