KSUAE participated in the meeting of the Research and Education Consortium


On the 5th of March at Kazan National Research Technological University a working meeting of the Coordination Board of the Research and Education Consortium was held. On behalf of our University the meeting was attended by the Rector Rashit Nizamov, Vice-rector for Research Yevgeniy Vdovin, Vice rector for Education Ilfak Vildanov and Director of the Institute of Architecture and Design Anna Romanova.

The participants discussed the organization of a Centre in the field of industrial and environmental safety, energy supervision and building supervision; approval of the Centre’s road map for 2021 and entry of new members into the consortium.

As a reminder, the idea of creating the Consortium was supported by our President Rustam Minnikhanov in September 2020. The issue was discussed both in participating universities and in large industrial enterprises such as  «Nizhnekamskneftekhim», “Tatneft”, as well as in the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan and some other federal  administrative entities, connected with the environmental safety.

Rector took part in the government meeting "Personnel for the Future"

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On March 6, 2021 our Rector Prof. Rashit Nizamov participated in the working meeting "Personnel for the Future" that was held in Innopolis city.The meeting headliner was Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation. The meeting was attended by the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Valery Falkov, President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Sergey Kravtsov, Deputy Minister of Digital Development of the Russian Federation Yevgeny Kislyakov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Oksana Tarasenko, as well as rectors of more than 200 Russian universities, representatives of large companies - Yandex, Mail.ru, Sberbank, X5 Retail Group, Russian Railways, Aeroflot and Rosatom, representatives of the expert community.

The meeting was dedicated to the tasks of updating educational programs of higher and secondary vocational education in order to train personnel for sectors of the economy, as well as mechanisms for eliminating the shortage of IT personnel with the help of state programs, including the federal project "Personnel for the Digital Economy". As a reminder, Russian President Vladimir Putin has identified digital transformation as a national development goal until 2030. Within the framework of the national goal, it is necessary to achieve the fulfillment of four indicators: the "digital maturity" of key sectors of the economy and the social sphere, including healthcare and education, as well as public administration; to increase the share of mass socially significant services available in electronic form to 95%; 97% share of households that are provided with the possibility of broadband Internet access, as well as quadruple their investments in domestic IT solutions. A highly skilled IT workforce is required to accomplish these tasks.

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KSUAE awarded the winners of the regional championship "Young Professionals" / "WorldSkills Russia"



Our Rector Prof. Rashit Nizamov and Vice Rector for Education Ilfak Vildanov awarded and congratulated the winners of the regional championship "Young Professionals" (WorldSkills Russia) of the Republic of Tatarstan of the championship cycle 2020/2021.

For the first time in the championship cycle 2020/2021, KSUAE students and experts took part in 5 competencies of the Young Professionals movement (WorldSkills Russia):



1. "Interior design"

2. "Interior design" (juniors)

3. "Architecture"

4. "Technologies of information modeling BIM"

5. "Organization of construction production".

Now the winners are preparing for the Final of the National Championship, which will be held in Ufa city (Russia) in July 2021. We wish them good results in the upcoming championship!

KSUAE took part in the Kick off Meeting within the Erasmus+ International project "Capacity Building in Sustainablity for Architectural Heritage" (SAH)



On February 16-17, 2021 the Kick off Meeting of the consortium of the international project "Capacity Building in Sustainablity for Architectural Heritage" (SAH) was held within the the Erasmus+ programme.

The Project started this January and will last 3 years. Project goal: based on European experience, the development of a new international master's course in the field of sustainable development of architectural heritage, as well as the creation of innovative infrastructure in the face of growing interest in the architectural heritage; development of teaching aids; purchase of the necessary equipment; creation of an international network center.

This project is very important and relevant not only for our University, but also for Russia as a whole. The use of European experience will make it possible to train specialists capable of solving modern strategic tasks of sustainable development of the architectural heritage.

The Project partners: Universities of Italy (main project coordinatorf the University of L'Aquila), Germany, Greece, Armenia, Iran (Tehran and Tabriz) and Russia (Kazan, Moscow, Samara, Arkhangelsk). During the two days of the Kick off Meeting, all stages of the project implementation, project management issues, the quality of the master courses developed within the project in each university, as well as the necessary reporting documentation for each partner within the project were discussed in detail.

Opening remarks were made by Prof. Edoardo Alesse, the Rector of the University of L'Aquila. The representatives of the Erasmus National Offices from the participating countries took part in the meetings with a detailed report on what the project participants should pay attention to in the process of its implementation, taking into account also the peculiarities of resolving issues in each individual country; representatives of the European Commission with recommendations for the successful implementation of the project, as well as representatives of international departments of participating universities and academic staff responsible in each university for the development of new master courses in the field of sustainable development of architectural heritage, making short presentations about the university, their professional competencies and experience in theme of the project.

Our University was represented by the Associate Professor of the Department of Reconstruction, Restoration of Architectural Heritage and Fundamentals of Architecture Svetlana Persova who made a report on the experience of preserving heritage in the Republic of Tatarstan, also by the Head of the International Relations Olga Poroshenko and by the Head of Translation Department Lilia Gilmeeva.

In conclusion, the participants jointly approved the Minutes of the meetings, as well as the work plan for the current year. The meeting was held online, in English.

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Mayor of Kazan city with the visit to our University



On February 11, 2021, the Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin together with the Chief architect of the city, the Head of administration of the Vakhitovsky and Volga regions visited our University and met with our students and graduates of architectural sciences - winners of the competition for the Grant of the Mayor of Kazan.

During the visit our scientists demonstrated their innovative scientific developments. The Mayor of Kazan expressed interest in the developments of the University staff and offered to continue cooperation to solve the actual issues of the city development.

In the architectural and educational space "BFFT.space" within the framework of the Russian Year of Science and Technology, a meeting was held with our students and graduates who underwent internships in the best foreign and Russian architectural and design studios thanks to the grant from the Mayor of Kazan and were able to further realize their creative potential in the profession.

Our Rector Prof. Rashit Nizamov spoke about the future plans of the University to create the Urban Planning Center, Miras Restoration Center, and Agach Wooden Art Center. 

The Mayor of Kazan noted that the decision on internships for our students in the best architectural companies in Russia and the world was correct. “After the Millennium of Kazan, we thought about how to change Kazan, how to find new growth points. And the answer was on the surface - it is, of course, our youth. Creative, talented students who must receive an appropriate education, see the best practices in the world and, together with us, try to change Kazan. We are proud of your success. You are real architects, our gold fund. Follow what we are doing in Kazan, share your ideas, participate in the development of the city. We are always ready to cooperate with you", Ilsur Metshin.

The Mayor proposed to hold a forum in Kazan in the fall 2021 at our University inviting graduates who today work not only in Kazan, but also in other cities of Russia and the world. “Let all graduates of our university come to this forum, we will provide logistics. You can also join us online, - said the head of the city. - You will be able to present your portfolios, the works that you have done, and in the future, when we start building something new, we will already have in mind your potential. We need to meet, exchange opinions, communicate”.

“I love being here… It's nice to see how you grow - it's always nice", said the Mayor. - "You are ahead of development, ahead of time. I wish all your ideas to be embodied in new beautiful objects, in a new Kazan".

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