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Director of theInstitute
Professor Nailya G. Bagautdinova

  Address: 18, Kremlevskaja str.,
  420008 Kazan,
  Tatarstan, Russia
  Tel.: (007-843) 292-83-10, 238-17-86

Institute of Governance and Territorial Development

Faculty of Economics and Management was established in 1992. The Faculty employs 52 staff members, including 8 doctors of science. Students are trained in economics, computer science and management. Basic scientific direction of the Faculty is the "Development of economic relations and forms of economic management in environment of market structures formation". The Faculty has its own Higher School of Management and Business (opened in 1993), functioning on a self-repayment and self-financing basis, for graduates of higher education institutions, secondary special institutions and regular secondary schools.

Full and corresponding members of academies of sciences

  • Mokichev S.V. - Academician of the International Academy of Labor; corresponding member of the International Pedagogical Academy.

The opening of the Faculty of Economics and Management in the years of economic crisis was of special social significance, as it symbolized both optimism and hopes for future prosperity of Russia.

The idea of creating an elite economic faculty was born at Kazan State University in 1992 as a reaction to an urgent demand for professional managers. Initially, the Faculty employed 35 members of academic staff and had 36 students. At that time, it consisted of just two departments - Department of Economics and Department of Philosophy.

In 2011 the Faculty has been transformed into the Institute of Governance and Territorial Development. Nowadays the total number of students amounts up to approximately 1,500 people.

The Institute develops in accordance with the guiding principle of combining autonomy and responsibility. Being the KFU division in charge of economic education, it confirms its adherence to principles of academic freedom. The Institute forms its own strategy proceeding from the general mission of the University, chooses its priorities related to both training of students and scientific research. It profiles its programs and establishes its own criteria for hiring both academic staff and students.

The future of the Institute should be as it is defined in its mission statement: "Training highly qualified personnel for the national economy, experts who would be able to develop and take decisions with regard to real business environment, on the basis of the establishment of partnerships with clients, use of interactive technologies of education reflecting international experience". The mission is the main criterion of the Institute of Economics and Management, which determines the entire strategy of its activity, its structure and culture.

Economic education in the University follows both university and European traditions of responsibility of education before the society, principle of wide and unrestricted access to education aimed at the development of personality and life-long education; on civic consciousness, as well as on both long- and short-term social responsibility.

In order to meet expectations of KFU partners, the economic education at University should comply with the University values and be of acceptable quality. Indeed, quality assurance in education should take into account the goals and mission of the University. It requires a balance between innovations and university traditions, academic advantages and economic necessity, strong link between programs and freedom of student's choice. It encompasses both tuition and scientific research, as well as management and administration, susceptibility to students' needs and rendering of non-academic services.

The Institute sees its future on a path of developing mechanisms of quality assurance which would meet the highest European standards.

Compatibility with European education is reflected in programs depending on their duration, knowledge, skills and techniques offered. Future employment opportunities, with regard to the prospect of life-long education, will be achieved through values inherent to qualitative education through the following means:

  • diversity of approaches and profiles of disciplines
  • flexibility of programs allowing for plenty of opportunities of entering "in" and exiting "out"
  • development of interdisciplinary skills and knowledge, such as communications
  • ability to mobilize knowledge, solve problems, work in team and develop socially.

Free mobility of students, personnel and graduates is the necessary condition for the existence of economic education at University. Creation of a competitive and dynamic Russian economy based on knowledge imposes responsibility on university economic education in training of personnel that would be at the level of graduates of European universities.

The Departments of the Institute of Governance and Territorial Development perform three main functions:

  • ensuring teaching of both special and general courses for one or faculties;
  • being the center of research organization by under- and post-graduate students supervised by senior researchers;
  • operating as departments of specialization, i.e. they are entitled to change the students' status by awarding them specialists' diplomas.

The Departments are the most active subjects of the process of education modernization. They also bear responsibility for training a new corpus of experts in higher qualification. In many respects, thanks to the departments, students of the Institute of Governance and Territorial Development and the first generation of young specialists graduated from the Institute have surprisingly "smoothly" moved from the past social and political attitudes and values to the new world outlook.


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