History & Honors

November 1804

Creation of the Kazan Imperial University after the Affirmative Letter and the Charter signed by the Emperor Alexander I

1810-1820

The institution formed a number of big and famous scientific schools (mathematics, chemical, medical, linguistic, geological. geobotanical)

1819-1821

The outstanding alumnus and scholar of Kazan University Ivan Simonov participated in the discovery of Antarctica and pioneered Antarctic studies

1830

Nikolai Lobachevsky, former
Rector of Kazan University, developed
non-Euclidean geometry, also
referred to as Lobachevskian geometry

1850

Since the first half of the 19th century Kazan University has been the largest center of Oriental Studies in Europe and the alma-mater to the world famous Kazan Linguistic School founded by Baudouin de Courtney

1844

Professor Karl Ernst Claus
discovered the chemical element and
named it after Ruthenia, the Latin word for
Russian

1847

Leo Tolstoy,
a great Russian writer and thinker,
finished his studies at the University

1861

Aleksandr Butlerov
a Russian chemist, who also
founded the famous
Kazan (Butlerov) school,
founded the theory of
organic chemical
compounds structure,
of organic chemists

1925

Kazan State University
was named after Vladimir
Ulyanov-Lenin, who studied
law at the university

1929

Professor of
Biochemistry Vladimir
Enhelhardt discovered the
phenomenon of oxidative
phosphorylation which
has been one of the major
contributions of Russian
scholars to the world science

1944

Soviet experimental
physicist Evgeny Zavoysky
discovered the phenomena of
electronic paramagnetic resonance,
one of the most significant
physical events of the 20th century

1945

Foundation of Kazan
Department of the Soviet Academy of Sciences

1952

Semen Altshuler proposed
the theory of acoustic paramagnetic
resonance which later signified the basics of
new research area - quantum acoustics

1960

the Arbuzovs (Alexander and
Boris) present their "The Chemistry of
Organophosphorus Compounds"

1996

The President of the Russian Federation
Boris Yeltsin included Kazan State
University in the Register of Cultural
Heritage Sites of the Russian
Federation

2010

Kazan University was granted
the status of federal university by the
decision of the Government of Russian
Federation

2015

Kazan Federal University was included in
Times Higher Education World University
Rankings in 301-350 rank group, holding the
4th place amongst 18 Russian universities
that also appeared present in the list.

2016

The Institute of Fundamental
Medicine and Biology creates the
University Clinic, established to
shorten the distance between

2020

Foundation of the ‘Rational Utilization of Planet’s Liquid Hydrocarbon Reserves’ World-Class Scientific Center

2020

Astronomical observatories of KFU are included in the preliminary list of UNESCO

 

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