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Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N.Tupolev - KAI

    Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N.Tupolev – KAI

    About Kazan

    Kazan is a city located on the left bank of the Volga River, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, an important economic and cultural center of Russia. It is not only an ancient city with a long history, but also a meeting place between Europe and Asia, Orthodoxy and Islam.

    Kazan is one of the brightest examples of how people of different nationalities and religions live in one city peacefully, in an atmosphere of friendliness and tolerance. Ethnic and religious diversity in the capital of Tatarstan has been preserved for more than one century. There are 125 places of worship in the city, including 65 mosques, 45 Orthodox churches, 12 churches of other Christian trends, 1 synagogue, houses of worship of Bahá’í and Krishna.

    Representatives of over 115 nationalities live in the capital of Tatarstan. According to the 2010 census, the most numerous of them are Russians (48.6%) and Tatars (47.6%). Also among the inhabitants of Kazan you can find Chuvashes, Ukrainians, Mari, Bashkirs and Udmurts.

    Kazan is a youth city with a scientific and educational center. In 2019, the city met the participants of the WorldSkills World Championship of Professional Skills.

    The opportunity to obtain an affordable and high-quality higher education attracts nonresident and foreign applicants to the capital of Tatarstan.

    Kazan has a unique cultural code. On the city map there are more than 1000 objects that form the cultural diversity of the capital..

    In 2019, Kazan joined the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the music direction.

     About University

    Kazan National Research Technical University named after A. N. Tupolev – KAI is a modern educational and research complex recognized in Russia and abroad, combining in its work classical university traditions and the latest technologies in education.

    The university has a unique scientific and pedagogical school that produces literate, qualified specialists in various fields – from the aviation industry to mechanical engineering. The leadership has taken a course towards the introduction of innovative technologies, modern methods of education, the use of the latest equipment.

    KAI is advanced developments and new technologies in education, it is a highly competitive prestigious education with a powerful base for research, it is a rich sports and cultural life.

    KAI today is one of the largest technical universities in Russia:

    • 15,000 students;
    • More than 100,000 graduates;
    • 6 institutes and the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics;
    • 8 campuses;
    • 3 research institutes;
    • 45 departments;
    • 11 research and educational centres;
    • 2 colleges;
    • Engineering boarding school;
    • Business incubator;
    • 46 laboratories;
    • Interactive museum based on the Tu-144 supersonic aircraft;
    • Own sports complex, indoor swimming pool and football stadium “KAI-OLYMPUS”.

    Scientific activity

    In the educational process of KNRTU-KAI, a training course on the theory of solving inventive problems has been introduced – this is a scientific approach to inventive activity that allows you to expand the existing framework in any areas of knowledge and achieve a new result. Training is conducted according to CDIO standards – an integrated approach to engineering education: a set of general principles for creating curricula, their material and technical support, selection and training of teachers.

    KNRTU-KAI is the holder of a certificate of compliance with international quality standards in the field of educational services and research activities ISO 9001: 2015.

    KNRTU-KAI is a member of the European Association of Universities (EAU) and a member of the European Association of Aerospace Universities PEGASUS.


    A powerful network of independent but integrated engineering centers “KAI-Park” is being created for all the main areas of the university’s activities.

    Taking into account the special importance of composite technologies for such industries as shipbuilding, automobile, aviation, helicopter construction, and power engineering, the KAI-Composite center has been launched. In the test center “KAI-Resource”, where a large number of specialized equipment is presented, it is possible to test any units, assemblies of aircraft and helicopters. The “KAI-Laser” center, where powerful laser technological complexes are concentrated, has been successfully launched. Specialists of the center of nanoelectronics are developing the use of single-wall carbon nanotubes, which improve the characteristics of composite materials. The activities of the KAI-Nanotechnology center are aimed at the development and application of modern nanotechnologies in mechanical engineering.


    On the territory of KNRTU-KAI, the construction of the KAI-Grad student campus continues, which will make it possible to most effectively organize educational and educational processes that meet the modern requirements of a research university. The general development plan provides for the construction of five educational and laboratory buildings with a total area of 150 thousand m2.

    Higher education at KNRTU-KAI includes 40 fields of study for Bachelors, 7 fields of study for Specialists and 21 fields of study for Masters; 6 institutes and the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics.

    Structure of University:

    • Institute of Aviation, Land Transport and Energy
    • Faculty of Physics and Mathematics
    • Institute of Automation and Electronic Instrumentation
    • Institute of Computer Technologies and Information Security
    • Institute of Radio Electronics and Telecommunications
    • Institute of Engineering Economics and Entrepreneurship
    • German-Russian Institute of New Technologies
    • Graduate School of Applied Information Technologies

    Preparatory department

    The International Preparatory Department is an educational unit of KNRTU-KAI, which implements additional general education programs that provide training for foreign citizens and stateless persons to master professional educational programs in Russian in the following profiles: engineering and technical and technological, economic, biomedical.

    Foreign students of the International Preparatory Department, who have mastered these educational programs and passed exams and tests corresponding to the profile of preparation, receive a certificate of pre-university training, which allows them to enter the first year of bachelor’s, specialist’s or master’s degrees at any university in the country.

    The International Preparatory Department conducts pre-university training for foreign citizens from the CIS countries, Syria, Libya, Turkey, Iraq, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vietnam, Yemen, Cameroon, Colombia, Tunisia and many other countries.

    The educational process involves teachers with many years of experience, having a special education in Russian as a foreign language, doctors and candidates of pedagogical and technical sciences, authors of programs, textbooks.


    For a comfortable stay, KNITU-KAI offers foreign students to stay in one of the seven student hostels of the university. For students’ accommodation there are two-, three-, four-bed rooms. It is important to note that student houses are located in close proximity to educational buildings and social facilities of the university.

    In the hostels of KNRTU-KAI, the necessary conditions have been created for full-fledged living, study, cultural recreation and sports. The hostels are equipped with reading and computer rooms, lounges with tennis tables, and gyms. There are laundry rooms with washing machines. On the basis of the hostel No. 2 there is a dispensary equipped with modern medical equipment.

    Public order in the hostel is maintained by the Student Security Service and a private security company.

    It should be noted that the student is provided with housing throughout the entire period of study, subject to the rules of residence. The campus administration conducts constant monitoring. In addition, each hostel has its own student councils, which help to solve housing and household issues, organize cultural and sports events.



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