Kazan State University

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Kazan (Volga region) Federal University
Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет
Established 5 (new style: 17) November 1804
Type Public/Federal university
Rector Ilshat Ghafurov
Academic staff ~ 4026
Students ~ 43700
Location 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
Former names

Vladimir Ulyanov-Lenin Kazan State University,

Kazan Imperial University
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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