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Institute of Physics in short

Institute of Physics is one of the leading educational and scientific centers in the Volga region. It was founded on the basis of the physico-mathematical faculty of Kazan State University in 1960. More than 180 lecturers, including 54 full professors, are working for the Institute at the moment. The Institute incorporates:

  • 13 departments;
  • 147 educational laboratories;
  • 21 specialized scientific laboratories;
  • Medical physics scientific and educational center;
  • Applied physics and material science scientific and educational center;
  • interdisciplinary scientific and educational center Physics of complex systems;
  • radiophysical research center;
  • 3 observatories: in the suburb of Kazan, Zelenchuk city (North Caucasus, Russia), Antalya (Turkey).
4 scientific and educational centers specializing in nanotechnologies and material science have been created within the framework of international and federal programs.

Some of the Institutes laboratories are working as a part of the Physico-chemical collective research center, the biggest of its kind in the Volga region. Partners of Institute of physics include:

Institutes lectures and researchers work closely together with the leading scientists, including Noble laureates.

The system of education in the Institute and its educational and scientific schools is world-famous. Its graduates easily find jobs both in Russia and scientific institutions in other countries. The educational system of the Institute is based on the involvement of students in serious scientific work under the supervision of its best professors.

The areas of scientific research are the following:

  • Resonant properties of condensed matter
  • Radiophysical environmental research and information systems
  • Complex astrophysical systems and fundamental fields in the universe: theory, cosmic and ground observation
  • Physics of atoms and molecules
  • Biomedical radiospectroscopy and optics
  • Coordinate and time problems in astronomy and geodesy

The research is supported by federal and international grants and involves large research-and-development centers from Russia, Germany, USA, France, England, Japan etc.

The main features of higher education in physics are its breadth and fundamental character allowing the graduate to freely operate in each of the fields of modern physics as well as in chemistry, biology, geology and medicine. Many of the graduates have found jobs in economy, financial spheres and management.


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