About Kazan State Technical University
Kazan State Technical University was established in 1932 as Kazan Aironautical Institute. In 1992 it got the status of the State Technical University.
The University is situated in the centre of Kazan city. Kazan (population = 1.2 mln.) is a capital of the Republic of Tatarstan (population = 3.8 mln., area = 68,700 sq. km). Kazan is a large industrial, cultural and education center of the Russian Federation, situated on the Volga river, 800 km East from Moscow. There are 64 universities and higher education institutions and about 170,000 students in Kazan city. There are 5 state theaters, including Opera and Ballet, Tatar and Russian Drama, Conservatory, etc.
The University was authorized by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation in 2002. Today the University is one of the leading Russian institutions in aircraft and rocket engineering, engine- and instrument-production, computer science and radio engineering, and is the largest Technical University of the Republic of Tatarstan and the region.
The University also has a Preparatory Department, an Advaced Training Department, a Continued Education Center, a Regional Center of New Information Technologies, a Scientific Library, Post-graduate and Doctoral Candidate's Schools training for Ph.D. and D.Sc. degree.
The University has got Scientific-Research Institute for Diagnostic and Control of Physical & Chemical Processes, Joint Scientific-Research Institute of Experimental Aesthetics, Scientific-Research Centre of Industrial Electrodynamics, Scientific-Research Centre of Dynamics and Strength, and Regional Innovating Scientific Centre. Kazan State Technical University teaches about 23,000 students on 65 majors in Engineering, Business and Humanitarian Sciences by the university faculty body of 3000 persons, including 150 Full Profs. & D.Sc. degree holders, 600 Associate Profs. & Ph.D. degree holders.