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
TypePublic/Federal university
Established5 (new style: 17) November 1804
RectorIlshat Ghafurov
Academic staff
~ 4026
Students~ 43700
Address18 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
CampusBoth urban and suburban
LanguageRussian, English
ColoursBlue and grey
Websiteeng.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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