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Kazan Federal University

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Kazan (Volga region) Federal University (Russian: Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет, Tatar: Казан (Идел буе) федераль университеты) is a public research university located in Kazan, Russia.

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Kazan (Volga region) Federal University
Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет
Former names
Vladimir Ulyanov-Lenin Kazan State University, Kazan Imperial University
TypePublic/Federal university
EstablishedNovember 17, 1804; 218 years ago (1804-11-17)[1]
RectorDmitriy Tayurskiy
Academic staff
~ 4400
Students~ 50200
18 Ulitsa Kremlevskaya
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55°47′27″N 49°07′19″E
CampusBoth urban and suburban
LanguageRussian, English, Tatar
ColoursBlue and white
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University rankings
Regional – Overall
QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia[2]28 (2022)

Founded in 1804 as Imperial Kazan University, astronomer Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky served there as the rector from 1837 until 1876. In 1929, the university was renamed in honour of its student Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin). The university is known as the birthplace of organic chemistry due to works by Aleksandr Butlerov, Vladimir Markovnikov, Aleksandr Arbuzov, and the birthplace of electron spin resonance discovered by Evgeny Zavoisky.

In 2011, Kazan University received a federal status. It is also one of 18 Russian universities that were initially selected to participate in the Project 5-100, coordinated by the Government of the Russian Federation and aimed to improve their international competitiveness among the world's leading research and educational centers.[3]

As of July 2021, the university comprised 19 primary educational units, 2 of which were territorial branches. More than 50,000 students were enrolled in over 700 degree programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level (including doctoral and double-degree programs with partner universities); the number of international students was about 10,000 from 109 countries.[4] Research priority areas are concentrated on biomedicine and pharmaceutics, oil extraction, oil refining and petrochemistry, communications and aerospace technologies, advanced materials, and social sciences and humanities.[5]

In 2022 the university was ranked #801-1,000 in the world by Times Higher Education, #824 in Best Global Universities by U.S. News & World Report, #1,064 by the Center for World University Rankings.[6][7][8]