Kazan State University

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Kazan (Volga region) Federal University
Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет
Former names

Vladimir Ulyanov-Lenin Kazan State University,

Kazan Imperial University
Type Public/Federal university
Established 5 (new style: 17) November 1804
Rector Ilshat Ghafurov
Academic staff
~ 4026
Students ~ 43700
Address 18 Ulitsa Kremlevskaya, Kazan 420008, Tatarstan, Russia, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia
55°47′27″N 49°07′19″E / 55.7907°N 49.1219°E / 55.7907; 49.1219Coordinates: 55°47′27″N 49°07′19″E / 55.7907°N 49.1219°E / 55.7907; 49.1219
Campus Both urban and suburban
Language Russian, English
Colours Blue and grey
Website eng.kpfu.ru

Kazan (Volga region) Federal University (Russian: Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет, Kazanskiy (Privolzhskiy) federalnyy universitet; Tatar Cyrillic: Казан (Идел Буе) федераль университеты, Latin: Qazan (İdel Buye) federal' universitetı) is a university in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. It was founded in 1804. The famous Russian mathematician Lobachevsky was its rector from 1827 till 1846. The current rector is Myakzyum Salakhov (Mäğzüm Säläxev).

Kazan University is also known as "the birthplace of organic chemistry" because of the works of Aleksandr Butlerov, Vladimir Markovnikov, Aleksandr Arbuzov, and others.

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