The Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies was established in 2011 on the basis of the KFU Faculty of Geology and is its rightful successor. The structure of the Institute includes seven specialized departments, Research and Training Center for Natural Bitumen Development, Research and Training Center for Aerospace Technologies, Research and Training Center for Engineering, Geological and Geophysical Investigations, over 20 specialized research and training labs equipped with up-to-date facilities, Research and Training Complex “Petrophysics”, Most extensive Geology Museum, Center of Training Bases and Expeditionary Works, Magnet Observatory (one of the oldest in the country)
Currently, the Institute teaches over 800 under- and post-graduate students in 6 bachelor and 5 master programs in Geology. Students are taught full time, and in both full- and part-time modules for Geophysics. In 2012 the Institute plans to launch teaching in Oil and Gas Business. Institute laboratories boast up-to-date teaching facilities and special equipment. Highly qualified scholars supervise the research process, of them 21 full and 43 associate professors. Together with studying professional and special subjects, students have a fundamental training in Mathematics, Physics, Informatics and Economics.
Faculties of Kazan Federal University:
Humanities, social sciences, and law
Physics, mathematics, and IT
Economics and management
While getting education, all the students are provided with comfortable rooms for living in hostels for students. All the rooms are provided with the Internet access, TV set and telephone. There are bathrooms, lavatories and kitchens for students in the hostels. The campus area is equipped with a gym, a large number of shops and entertainment centers.
Usually, students use accommodation facilities on the sharing basis. All students’ hostels are safe and secure as they are under the protection of the police during 24 hours.
Educational process does not only consist of exams and tests. Students’ life is a unique world, full of hopes and joy, exciting events and fascinating new acquaintances. The university is a so-called city within the city, which has everything one might need.
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.
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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