Kazan National Research Technical University

Kazan National Research Technical University named after A. N. Tupolev-KAI (KNRTU-KAI), former Kazan Aviation Institute, was founded in 1932. In 1992 KNRTU-KAI obtained University status and in 2009 achieved a high status of a national research university. University includes the academic faculty and 6 academic institutes, where work about 1000 teachers and researchers, including over 600 Doctor of Science and Ph.D. Fundamental education and profound scientific research are the distinguishing features of the university, which make it very attractive for a great number of young people. The total enrolment exceeds 18 000 students, which are trained by 160 licensed Engineer/Specialist, Bachelor, Master or Ph.D. Degree programmes.

Nowadays more than 80 thousand graduates of our University work fruitfully in all regions of Russia and all over the world.

For the last decade, the KNRTU-KAI's reputation as a high-level academic and scientific centre possessing modern methodologies in teaching and research activities, delivering actual academic courses, and having strong scientific schools was successfully confirmed. KNRTU-KAI is a member of the European Universities Association EUA (2008) and of the European Association of Aerospace Universities PEGASUS (2009). KNRTU-KAI has developed cooperation and signed bilateral agreements with lot of universities and scientific centers of Europe, USA, Asia, and Africa.

The Institute of Automation and Electronic Instrument Engineering established in 1951 spearheaded research in electrical engineering. Since then it has been training specialists in a wide variety of electrical engineering disciplines, such as automation, electrical instrumentation, metrology and certification, energy ecology, general engineering, including aviation and automotive, petrochemical engineering. Currently, there are 8 BSc and 4 MSc degree programs offered by the Institute. More so, as part of their training, all students have internships or work various projects in close cooperation with the leading enterprises of Kazan and the Volga region of Russia. These are JSC KAMAZ, Tupolev PJSC, JSC Kazan helicopters, and many other major industrial partners.

In 2014 in collaboration with OTVG Magdeburg (Germany) the German-Russian Institute of Advanced Technologies of KNRTU-KAI launched a joint double Master’s degree program in Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies. All the curricula materials, study programs, legal aspects of such a project have all been successfully coordinated and resolved. The second year MSc students are currently in Germany and in September of 2016 are to receive two diplomas, one from each university. This and many other international experiences of KNRTU-KAI in electrical engineering will serve to make a meaningful contribution to the INSPIRE project.