Kazan is the capital of Tatar Republic and one of the ancient cities in Russian Federation with more than 1000-year history. Kazan Kremlin as well as Island-town Sviyazhsk and Bolgar were included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites. There are famous local football, hockey and basketball clubs winners of Russian, European and World competitions. In 2018 the city will held the FIFA football World Championship.
Kazan Federal University (KFU) is the second oldest university in Russia after Moscow State University. It was founded on November 17, 1804 by Emperor Alexander I. The University proud of many famous people who studied and worked there: Nikolay Lobachevsky, Vladimir Ul’janov (Lenin), Leo Tolstoy, Alexander Butlerov and many others.
KFU has partner agreements with approximately 200 universities and research centers from more than 53 countries all over the world. KFU has taken advantage of participating in various research programs and implementing double diploma programs. Kazan University Scientific Library named after Nikolay Lobachevsky has one of the world’s most important bibliographical collections, including 15 000 manuscripts and 3 000 rare books.