Kazan fedral Medical University ( Kfu)

Kazan Federal University Founded in 1804 as Kazan Imperial University it is the second oldest among Russian universities. Famous mathematician NikolaiIvanovich Lobachevsky served there as the rector from 1827 until 1846. In 1925, the university was renamed in honour of its most famous 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 discoveredby Evgeny Zavoisky.In 2010, Kazan University received thefederal status. It is also one of 15 Russian universities that were selected to participate in 5–100 Russian Academic Excellence Project coordinated by the Government of the Russian Federation and aimed to improve their international competitiveness among the world’s leading research and educational centers.As of November 1, 2015, the University consists of 16 Institutes, 3 Higher Schools, Faculty of Law, and 2 regional branches. More than 40,000 students enrolled in 479 degree programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level (including 85 doctoral and 8 double-degree programs with partner universities).Research priority areas are concentrated on bio medicine and pharmaceutics, oil extraction, oil refining and petrochemical,informational communication and aerospace technologies, advanced materials, and social sciences along with humanities

Global network of KFU The very foundation of Kazan University was directly linked to international academia. Some of the University's first teachers were German professors such as Johann Bartels, Franz Erdman and Christian Fren. The famous German professor Karl Fuchs, who was both the founder of Kazan Medical School and the first European researcher of Tatar history and culture, became the University's rector in the 1820s and was awarded the title of Honourable Citizen of Kazan. KFU has partner agreements[8] with approximately 190 universities and research centres from more than 53 countries all over the world. Thanks to its fruitful cooperation with the long-term partners such as Justus-Liebig University of Giessen (Germany), the Superior Institute of Materials and Advance Mechanics (ISMANS, France), Research Institute RIKEN (Japan) and many others, KFU has taken advantage of participating in various research programmes and implementing double diploma programs and cotutelle agreements.Currently (2015–2016 academic year), about 3000 international students[9] are studying in KFU on different academic programmes.[10]Each year, more than 900 students and faculty members of KFU visit foreign universities and research centres for various purposes, including international conferences. About 1500 specialists from abroad are involved in various scientific events, development and introduction of new courses, research collaboration and other international activity[11] at KFU. Many native speaking specialists teach Chinese, Korean, Farsi, German, Spanish, English and other foreign languages on a regular basis at KFU. Among the honorary doctors and professorsof KFU[12] there are Vladimir MinkinAlexei StarobinskyIchak Kalderon AdizesRashid SunyaevAnatoleAbragamKarl Alexander MüllerBrebis BleaneyRyoji NoyoriMikhail PiotrovskyVitaly Ginzburg,Marat Yusupov[13] and other famous scientists and Nobelprizers. Every year KFU academic staff carry out onaverage 40 joint international projects and get individual support for researchand study from DAAD, DFG, Volkswagen Foundation, NSF, European Commission(Tempus, FP7, Marie-Curie Actions, Erasmus-Mundus, etc.) and other grant making organizations KFU carry out several big projects on Mega-grants received from the Russian Government in the framework of ResolutionNo.220 of the Government of the Russian Federation "On measures designed to attract the world’s leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation" and Resolution No218 of the Government of the Russian Federation "On promoting cooperation between higher educational institutions and organizations implementingcomprehensive high-technology production":·        International research laboratory "Neurobiology. Earlyactivity in the developing brain"[14] supervised by prof. Rustem Khazipov. The project is implemented jointly with the Institut national de la sante et de larecherche medicale (INSERM)[15] (France);·        Joint project of KFU and «Nizhnekamskneftekhim»:[16] "Increasing effectiveness for obtaining monomers of synthetic rubber by development and distribution of advanced catalysts of isoamylene dehydration".·        Joint project of KFU and TNG Group:[17] «Development of innovative technologies and industrial management of equipment and software for effective investigationof resources for the purpose of identification of hydrocarbon deposits and supervision of their development».·        Joint project of KFU and "Tasma" Co.:[18] "Development and Production of competitive photo recording materials".Starting from 2011 Kazan University implements a large scale project "Pharma 2020" financed within Federal Target Program of Russian Federation "Development of pharmaceutical and medical industry till 2020 and following perspectives" (Pharma-2020). Research and Education Center of Pharmaceutics was established providing interdisciplinaryresearch for development and production of innovative drugs.

The University administration and faculty have paid special attention to the European Tempus and Erasmus scheme for cooperation, with over a dozen large-scale projects which have been successfully implemented during the last 20 years. Today KFU students and academic staff enjoy wonderful opportunities of training at best European universities as part of both "Integration, Interaction and Institutions (TripleI)"[19] and "Aurora"[20] projects (Erasmus Mundus program[21]). These projects often reach beyond the University, making it a centre of entirely new regional research and educational networks involved in international collaboration.