The YUSU delegation, headed by rector Tatiana Karminskaya, broke ground in Kazan, Russia's Republic of Tatarstan capital, after visiting Kazan Federal University -- KFU. The prominent university's foundation dates back to 1804, with its worldwide known students, alumni and faculty.  For instance, Nikolay Lobachevsky, Russian mathematician and geometer, known primarily for his work on hyperbolic geometry, was a KFU rector for almost 20 years.  Everyone might be familiar with the names of revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, writer Lev Tolstoy, chemist Aleksandr Arbuzov, military surgeon Aleksandr Vishnevsky. The University Museum is one of the most honorable and significant sites in KFU. The YUSU delegation was fascinated with a guided tour around the place.

Later on the YUSU leadership meet their counterparts in KFU. The meeting was attended by KFU's Vice-rector for Educational Dmitry Tayursky, Vice-rector for Research Danis Nurgaliyev, Vice-rector for Innovation Dmitry Pashin, Director of the Institute of Management, Economics and Finance Naila Bagautdinova, Director of the Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication Radif Zamaletdinov, Director of the Institute of Computational Mathematics Sergey Mosin, Director of the Institute of Ecology and Nature Management Svetlana Selivanovskaya, Head of the Department of Algebra and Mathematical Logic at N.I. Lobachevsky Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics Marat Arslanov, Director of Department for PR and Marketing Leyla Mukhtarova, Director of the Academic Department Alina Khalilova.

The meeting determined the key issues and objectives of the delegation visit from Yugra. Then the YUSU representatives split by their majors to visit institutes and divisions at Kazan Federal University: Institute of Management, Economics and Finance, Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, KFU Higher School of Journalism and Media Communications,  Department for PR and Marketing. 

Based on the results of the cooperation, specific proposals were developed for further cooperation between the two universities: joint implementation of educational activities, including networking implementation of  educational programs for master's and PhD degrees Applied Geology, Mining, Oil and Gas and Geodesy. 09.06.01. Computer Science and Technology.

YUSU and KFU agreed to schedule faculty mobility between the two institutions.

English version by Azat Garipov.
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