Kazan State Medical University was established in 1934 and is a federal university that comprises of 9 faculties. It is located in the central part of Kazan, Russia. According to the ARES (Academic Ranking of World Universities-European Standard) ranking, it is the 3rd best university in whole of Russia.
Kazan State Medical University is one of the medical universities for Russia recognized by MCI, WHO, UK, USA and other major countries.
The University has always been a top destination for foreigners and especially for Indian students seeking admission in medical colleges in Russia. It currently have more thousands of foreigners studying in medical faculty with more than 800 students being Indians.
There are eight faculties in this university and 64 departments that impart quality education in medical sciences. The university provides undergraduate course, postgraduate courses and doctoral degree in medical sciences.
The University has 6 hostels for students. Students are offered different kinds of rooms, which may differ in size. Two or three students can share the room. All the rooms are comfortable, fully furnished and well-heated. The rooms are provided with the Free Wi-Fi, TV set and telephone. Facilities for students are organized on the sharing basis. There are special areas for students where they can socialize and meet new friends. All the hostels are under protection of the police during 24 hours. All Hostels are very closely to the University.
Kazan is the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, one of the largest and most beautiful cities of Russia, which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage cities.
Kazan is famously known as the "3rd Capital of Russia" and also the "Sports Capital of Russia" due its active participation in sports and also due to its history of hosting such events.
Several matches of FIFA World Cup 2018 will be held in Kazan.
The population of Kazan is about 1,205,600 (2015), the area - 425 sq. km.
Kazan International Airport is located 26 kilometers (16 mi) from the city center. It is a hub for Tatarstan Airlines and Kazan Air Enterprise and hosts eleven air companies. Airport is connected with city by bus route 97.