Kazan State Technical University was established in 1932. The history of the Technical University is closely connected with the progress of aeronautics in this country. Fundamental education and profound scientific research are the distinguishing features of our university which make it very attractive for the great number of young people. Until the recent time it was well known as Kazan Aironautical Institute. In 1973 the Institute was named after the prominent aircraft designer Andrey N.Tupolev. In 1992 it got the status of the State Technical University.
The University is situated in the centre of Kazan, the capital of the Republic Tatarstan. The city was founded in the XI century on the left bank of the Volga river. Now it has the population of more than 1,1 mln. people. Kazan is a large cultural, scientific and industrial centre of Russia. There are 15 universities and higher educational institutions, 5 state theaters, including Opera and Ballet, Tatar and Russian Drama, Conservatory, etc.
The University was authorized by the State Committee of Higher Education and Technical Policy of the Russian Federation in 1996.
Today the University is one of the leading institutions in aircraft and rocket engineering, engine- and instrument-production, computer science and radio engineering.
The University also has a Preparatory Department, an Advaced Training Department, a Continued Education Center, a Regional Center of New Information Technologies, a Scientific Library, Post-graduate and Doctoral Candidate's Schools training for Ph.D. and D.Sc. degree.
The University has got Scientific-Research Institute for Diagnostic and Control of Physical & Chemical Processes, Joint Scientific-Research Institute of Experimental Aesthetics, Scientific-Research Centre of Industrial Electrodynamics, Scientific-Research Centre of Dynamics and Strength, and Regional Innovating Scientific Centre.
Full-time and part-time students body is over 6000 students. The university includes 700 lecturers, among them more than 110 Professors and Doctors of Science, and about 500 Associate Professors and Doctors of Philosophy.
The University is housed in 7 perfectly equipped buildings. It has got 6 student's dormitories,and a hotel. A sport complex includes 5 well-equipped indoor sports halls, ski- & water-stations. The University also has got a sportive camp in the picturesque place on the Volga river, 40 km away from Kazan.
Other institution names:
- The Kazan aviation Institute
- The Kazan aviation Institute named after A. N. Tupoleva
- Tupolev Kazan State Technical University