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


About University 


Kazan National Research Technical University was established in 1932 in the city of Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan. The university’s history is closely related to the progress of Russian aeronautics. Until recent times, it was well known as Kazan Aviation Institute. In 1973, the institute was named after Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev, the aircraft designer. In 1992, it got the status of the State Technical University.

University is the best place for study for all young and prominent people, especially those who decide to study aircraft engineering, engine and instrument production, computer science, and radio and telecommunications engineering. More than 15,000 students are currently receiving a high-quality education in 39 undergraduate study programs and over 25 postgraduate and doctoral specialties. The studying process is held according to more than certified educational programs, to prepare young specialists according to national education standards. 

More than 100, 000 alumni get their degrees at Kazan National Research Technical University and become high-quality specialists in engineering, physics, mathematics, aircraft, aerospace engineering, and other technical fields of study. The internationally recognized degree of KAI gives its students the ability to realize their potential as specialists in the technical sciences and aircraft in both European and Asian countries. 

The studying process is provided in 6 Institutes and 1 faculty. All classes take place in renovated rooms with modern technical equipment such as audiovisual technologies, 3D technologies, modern monitors and TV, and computers with the installed software. Students can conduct their research activity in the 3 research institutes, 11 research centers, and more than 46 laboratories. 

Scientific Research


Kazan National Research Technical University-KAI is a member of the European Association of Universities and a participant of the Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space Universities PEGASUS.

An educational process and scientific research are organized at Kazan National Research Technical University-KAI in a special style. It represents an organic combination of fundamental university education and science with their applied focus. The research infrastructure is being actively developed.

This is a scientific approach to inventive activities that make it possible to extend the existing bounds in any area of expertise and to achieve new results. The training is performed in compliance with CDIO standards – a complex approach to engineering education: a set of general principles for creating training programs, their material, and technical support, and selecting and training lecturers.

German-Russian Institute for Advanced Technologies (GRIAT) allows students to obtain dual degrees with partner universities from Germany. GRIAT is a new global-scale project that is aimed at training highly-professional engineers in compliance with the most advanced German and Russian educational standards. Upon completion of training, a GRIAT graduate has conferred a double degree – from Kazan National Research Technical University-KAI and a partner German University (Technical University of Ilmenau, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Technical University Kaiserslautern).

Kazan National Research Technical University-KAI is a member of the European Association of Universities and a participant of the Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space Universities PEGASUS.

KAI-Park and KAI-Grad


An extensive network of independent but integrated engineering centers called KAI-Park is being created in all major activity areas of the University. KAI-Nanotechnologies engineering center is involved in developing and applying advanced nanotechnologies in machine-building. Taking into consideration that today composite technologies are essential for all industrial branches such as shipbuilding, helicopter and aircraft engineering, car- manufacturing, and power, an engineering center “KAI-Composite” has been set up. 

The “KAI-Resource” testing center provides a wide range of special facilities for testing any section or unit of airplanes and helicopters. The “KAI-Laser” center is focused on maintaining powerful laser technological complexes. The specialists of the “Nano-Electronics” center are involved in developing single-wall carbon nanotubes that improve composite materials characteristics. There are plans for the creation of two more centers – “KAI-Electronics” and “Kai-Engine” where all research conducted in the field of modern nano- and micro-electronics as well as in engine-building will be focused.

“KAI-Grad” is a student campus that is being constructed in the territory of Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev – KAI. The complex shall facilitate the effective organization of educational and training processes that meet the up-to-date requirements of a research university. It will consist of 5 training and laboratory buildings with a total area of 150 thousand sq m. according to the general development plan.



Kazan National Research Technical University-KAI entered the 2020 edition of the QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) University Rankings, which includes 350 best universities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. KAI was ranked 193rd and showed the second result in Tatarstan. Generally, there are 105 universities in Russia in this ranking, the first place was left by MSU n.a. M. V. Lomonosov.

Getting an education at Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev – KAI provides a student with the exceptional groundwork for their career growth. Having a degree from Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N. Tupolev – KAI is being confident in your bright future and unfathomable career opportunities.

Recall that KNRTU-KAI got 4 stars in QS Stars Rankings last year. The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation gives its accreditation to the University and accepts its studying programs and curriculums on a state level. 

Faculties and Courses


The university includes the following institutes and faculties:

  • Institute of Aviation, Land Vehicles & Energetics
  • Institute of Automation & Electronic Instrument-Making
  • Institute of Technical Cybernetics & Informatics
  • Institute of Radio-Engineering & Telecommunications
  • Institute of Engineering & Economics
  • Institute of Social Technologies
  • Physics & Mathematics Faculty
  • Institute of Business & Innovative Technologies



For a comfortable stay, KAI offers nonresident students to stay in one of the seven renovated and well-furnished student hostels of the university. Students live in shared rooms for 2-3 students. Student houses are located near educational buildings and social facilities of the university. 

Every student is provided with the necessary conditions for full-fledged living, study, cultural recreation, and sports activity. The hostels are equipped with reading and computer rooms, lounges with tennis tables, and gyms. There are laundry rooms with washing machines. One of the hostels is equipped with modern medical equipment.

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

About City 


Kazan is a city in Western Russia and the capital of the Tatarstan Republic. This location has made the city a major trading and industry hub in Russia and is only a short link away from the Trans-Siberian Railway. Kazan is one of the most multicultural cities in Russia and the Tartar language is widely spoken by locals along with standard Russian. Around 47% of the population is made up of ethnic Tartars, and 48% of ethnic Russians along with other ethnicities including Chuvash, Ukrainians, Jews, Azerbaijanis, and Vietnamese. 

Kazan is one of the most diverse and exciting cities to visit in Russia. Since the World Cup in 2018, the city has seen a booming tourist industry and has plenty of things to do to keep tourists occupied. Tourists will find many museums and galleries in the city’s historic Kremlin district offering crucial insight into Tartar-Russian culture. The Kaban Lake has scenic walks that escape the busy city streets and those interested in hiking are just a short distance away from Mary Chodra National Park with its picturesque woodlands. No visit to Kazan is complete without a tour of the city’s most famous destination and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kazan Kremlin.


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