Kazan National Research Technological University is one of the oldest universities in Kazan. Its history dates back to 1890 when the Ministry of Public Education of the Russian Empire enacted the resolution to establish the Integrated Industrial and Technical College. In 1919 it was transformed into Kazan Polytechnic Institute and it was 1930, when its chemical faculty and the chemical faculty of Kazan State University formed the basis for Kazan Chemical Technological Institute. Rapid development of institute resulted in its obtaining university status in 1992, when its official name changed to Kazan State Technological University. Versatile activities and success in various priority areas made Kazan State Technological University one of Russian centers in engineering education, research and innovations.
Another milestone in the history of our university is the year 2010, when our university obtained the status of a National Research University and was renamed into Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU) in 2011.
Today university is the largest Russian center of higher education in technology. KNRTU offers over 150 training areas in Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs.
Today Kazan National Research Technological University unites activities in education, research and innovations. The University comprises 16 academic and research institutes; enrols over 25 thousand undergraduate and graduate students from the Russian Federation and CIS countries, over 300 Ph.D. students from Russia and other countries; employs over 300 Full Professors, Doctors of Science and over 1000 Associate Professors and Ph.Ds.
Kazan National Research Technological University international partnership network comprises 136 universities and research organizations from 37 countries in Europe, America, Asia and Africa. The University is one of the 8 Russian Universities, members of Eurasia Pacific University Network (UNINET).
Research at Kazan National Research Technological University is based on long-lasting traditions of excellence in chemistry and technology Kazan and Russia have been proud of the last two centuries. There are 5 research priorities corresponding to strategic areas of economy development in the Russian Federation. These priorities are:
- Chemistry and technology of polymer and composite materials
- Chemistry and technology of high energy materials
- Integrated processing of hydrocarbon resources
- Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials
- Energy and resource saving technologies for advanced materials
The leading university in petroleum gas chemical complex and light industry complex educational clusters of the region, Kazan National Research Technological University integrates education and innovations in these fields in the Republic of Tatarstan.
The results of applied research are implemented and further commercialized at the University pilot plants, business incubators, innovational testing grounds, and technology transfer center. Active contribution of Kazan National Research Technological University to the development of innovative infrastructure in the Republic of Tatarstan resulted in granting funding for construction of the Industrial Innovation & Commercialization Park “Himgrad” created for chemical and petrochemical purposes.
According to The Ministry of education and science of Russia, KNRTU is number 10 in the rating among 159 technical universities of the country.
In the rating, which was compiled by the order of The Ministry of Education and Science of Russia - KNRTU is number 31-32 among 405 universities of the countries of CIS, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. According to the indicator of educational activity in this rating, KNRTU is in TOP-50 and in TOP-30 by research activity. KNRTU is number 24 among the universities of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
KNRTU is the only University in Tatarstan, which signed the Memorandum of Cooperation with Skolkovo Innovation Centre in 2010. This opens new prospects for innovation development of KNRTU and Republic of Tatarstan.
Kazan National Research Technological University has received the State Prize of Russia and Tatarstan several times for the advances in science and engineering.
The leader in chemical engineering education of Russia, Kazan National Research Technological University is the basic center for development of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs in “Chemical Engineering” in the Russian Federation.