Kazan State Institute of Finance and Economics

Institute of Economics and Finance was established in 1931 on the basis of the Faculty of Economics of Kazan State University. In 2011 Kazan State Institute of Economics and Finance (formerly – the Institute of Economics and Finance) merged with Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University.


Within 80 years of its history the Institute of Economics and Finance has trained over 50,000 highly qualified specialists, who implicitly proved their professional competence in many spheres of economy. Having merged with the Federal University, one of the largest universities in Russia, the Institute has been enriching itself with the best traditions of academic education and acquiring a lot of new competitive edges.


Currently, the Institute is training more than 4,400 students. The faculty includes more than 260 highly qualified specialists working in various departments of the institute which provide general educational and professional background.


Today the Institute of Economics and Finance is also a major center for retraining and advanced training of specialists and managers from companies and government agencies, as well as research and teaching staff of universities.


The Institute is cooperating with leading universities of Russia, as well as with universities of the U.S.A., Germany and France.


Faculties of Kazan State Institute of Finance and Economics:

Economics and management

  • Institute of Management, Economics and Finance
  • Higher School of Business

Humanities, social sciences, and law

  • Institute of International Relations
  • Leo Tolstoy Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication
  • Institute of Psychology and Education
  • Institute of Social and Philosophical Sciences and Mass Communications
  • Faculty of Law

Natural sciences

  • Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies
  • Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology
  • Institute of Environmental Sciences
  • Alexander Butlerov Institute of Chemistry

Physics, mathematics, and IT

  • Higher Institute of Information Technologies and Intelligent Systems
  • Institute of Engineering
  • Institute of Computational Mathematics and Information Technologies
  • Nikolai Lobachevsky Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics
  • Institute of Physics

Student Accommodation

All university hostels are secured and have time restrictions for guest to ensure safety and good condition of living. The Russian people are well-wishing and peaceful. Cities are secured by powerful police system observation. You will find that we share dry, cynical humor about people and events. There is no racism at all. Strangers will be extremely friendly with you and be impressed that you made the effort to visit their country over their more visited neighbors. Foreign people came to Russia for education or business highly respected by Russian people. So, welcome, Russia is waiting for you!

Kazan City

Kazan, a city in Russia and a large river port on the Volga River, is the capital of Tatarstan Republic, located about 820 km east of Moscow. It is one of the most important economic, scientific and cultural centers of the country.

Kazan features

From the Tatar people language the word “qazan” means a “boiler” or “cauldron”. The historical symbol of Kazan, depicted on its coat of arms and flag, is a mythical dragon-creature Zilant often mentioned in local legends.

Kazan climate is temperate continental, extreme cold and scorching heat are rare and not typical for the city. The average temperature in January is minus 10.4 degrees Celsius, in July – plus 20.2 degrees C.

National composition of the population of Kazan: 48.6% – Russians, 47.6% – Tatars, 0.8% – Chuvash, 0.4% – Ukrainians, 0.3% – Mari. Today, Kazan is the cultural center of the Tatar people.

The city has been undergoing a total renovation since 2000. Kazan metro was opened in 2005. The city celebrated its millennium in 2005, when one of the largest mosques in Russia (Qolsharif) was built inside Kazan Kremlin walls. Also, Millennium Bridge was opened in 2005.

Kazan Kremlin is included in the UNESCO list of monuments of world heritage. Present day Kazan is one of the most popular Russian cities among domestic and foreign tourists. About one million tourists visit Kazan a year.

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