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Today university is the center of science and culture, which is connected with names of 7 Nobel Prize laureates, keeps traditions of scientific schools and directions founded by prominent Russian scientists: N.I. Lobachevsky, N.N. Zinin, K.K. Klauss, A.M. Butlerov, V.M. Bekhterev and A.V. Vishnevsky. The founder of the Soviet state V.I. Ulianov-Lenin, great Russian writers L.N. Tolstoy, S.T. Aksakov and others studied in the university in different years.
Kazan University has gained its international fame thanks to its distinguished scholars and graduates whose achievements have had a beneficial effect on the whole mankind. The unique culture of our University has shaped the development of Kazan and the Volga region. The University's new federal status obtained in 2010 poses new interesting challenges and calls for new approaches in the rapidly changing world.
Today Kazan Federal University is a dynamic modern University actively participating in local and international cooperation, networking with academia and industry, boosting the region's human resources development as well as top-level research and innovation in different areas. 17 Centers of excellence and 80 world-class research and teaching laboratories have been established in recent years. Our participation in the "5-100" competitive growth program designates our determination to reach the highest levels of world educational rankings. What we have achieved up to now is an evidence of the right choice of strategy – from a classical to a research university where entrepreneurial and innovative activities are represented prominently.