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Kazan State Medical University

Region: Kazan Country: Russia

In the XVIII century on the territory of modern Russia medical schools were established only in Moscow and St. Petersburg. On the 14th of May (2nd of May according to the old calendar) 1814 the first meeting of the Academic Council of the "Department of Doctoral or Medical sciences" of Kazan Imperial University was held, and on this day began the two century long history of KSMU.

The founders of the Medical Faculty and of the first departments were anatomists I.O. Braun (the first elected rector of the University) and E.F. Aristov, therapists F.Kh. Erdman (the first Dean of the Medical Faculty), K.F. Fuchs, N.A. Skandovsky, surgeons P.A. Dubovitskii, F.O. Elacic, A.A. Kitter, obstetrician A.E. Lentovsky. The opening of the Anatomical Theater (1837), the University's "old" clinic (1840) and of the Physiological Building (1890) played an important role in the development of Medical Faculty.

Throughout the XIX century the Medical Faculty of Kazan University remained the only institution of higher education that trained doctors for the Volga, Ural and Siberian regions.

In the 60-90s of XIX century in Kazan, several Scientific-Medical Schools of National and European level were established, they were associated with the names of famous scientists like anatomists P.F. Lesgaft, V.N. Tonkov, histologist K.A. Arnshtein, physiologists N.O. Kovalevsky, N.A. Mislavsky, A.F. Samoilov, biochemist A.Ya. Danilevsky, pharmacologists A.A. Sokolovsky,

I.M. Dogel', pathologists A.V. Petrov, N.V. Lyubimov, F.Ya. Chistovich, pathophysiologists V.V. Pashutin, I.G. Savchenko, therapists N.A. Vinogradov, N.I. Kotovschikov, A.N. Kazem-Bek, S.S. Zimnitskiy, surgeons L.L. Levshin, N.I. Studensky, an obstetrician-gynecologist N.N. Phenomenov, psychiatrist V.M. Bekhterev (on the picture) , neurologist L.O. Darkshevich, ophthalmologist E.V. Adamyuk, hygienists A.I. Jacobi, I.P. Skvortsov, M.Ya. Kapustin.

In the year 1900 a clinical campus of the Medical Faculty was built, it included 4 similarly designed buildings and a hospital church in the name of Varsonofev'. This event gave an impulse to the development of new Scientific-Clinical Schools: a dermatovenereologic one (founder A.G. Ge), a pediatric one (P.M. Argutinsky-Dolgoruky, V.K. Menshikov), an obstetric-gynecologic one (S.V. Gruzdev), a surgical one (V.I. Razumovsky).

In the Soviet era the Scientific School of Kazan Medical University was further developed by such distinguished scientists as anatomist V.N. Ternovsky, histologist A.N. Mislavsky, physiologist

A.V. Vishnevsky (on the picture), ophthalmologists V.V. Chirkovsky and A.P. Nesterov, neurologist L.I. Omorkov, hygienist V.V. Miloslavsky.

Among the alumni of the Kazan Medical School are 38 Academicians and Associate Members of the Academy of Sciences and Academy of Medical Sciences of Russia. Among the world's discoveries made by our graduates: the process of oxidative phosphorylation (V.A. Engelgardt), experimental proof of the involvement of mediators in interneuronal signal transmission (A.V. Kibyakov, 1933), the phenomenon of the scleral sinus blockade (A.P. Nesterov, 1985).

Many prominent healthcare administrators and Ministers of Health of the USSR, Russian Federation and the Republic of Tatarstan are graduates of our University: N.A. Semashko, Z.P. Solov'ev, F.G. Mukhamedyarov, S.V. Kurashov, I.Z. Mukhutdinov, A.D. Tsaregorodov, R.U. Khabriev, K.Sh. Ziyatdinov, A.Z. Farrakhov.

In the year 1930 the Medical Faculty of Kazan State University was transformed into an independent educational institution - an Institute which in the year 1994 acquired the status of a Medical University. During the period of its existence the University has trained about 60 000 specialists, out of which 4493 professional were trained before the year 1917.

Remarkable dates of history KSMU

  • 5th of November (according to the old calendar) 1804 The Emperor Alexander I declares in his royal command to establish a University in the city of Kazan
  • 14th of May (2nd of May according to the old calendar) 1814 - Establishment of the "Department of Doctoral or Medical sciences" of Kazan University
  • 1837 - The Anatomical Theatre was built
  • 1840 - The University Clinic was opened
  • 1858 - The Physiological Laboratory is launched
  • 1893 - The first editions of "The Neurology Newsletter" are published
  • 1900 - The complex of University Clinics starts functioning; the Bacteriological Institute is established on the basis of the Medical Faculty
  • 1901 - The first editions of "Kazan Medical Journal" are published
  • 5th of November, 1930 - the Medical Faculty of Kazan State University is reorganized into Kazan State Medical Institute
  • 1930 - Establishment of the Faculty of Prophylactic Medicine (Sanitary Medicine)
  • 1932 - The Pediatric Faculty is created
  • 1954 - Establishment of the Dental Faculty
  • 1975 - Training at the Pharmaceutical Faculty is launched
  • 1991 - The Faculty of Social Work is established
  • 1994 - The Faculty of Management and Higher Nursing Education starts functioning
  • 29th of April 1994 - Kazan State Medical Institute is reorganized and acquires the status of Kazan State Medical University
About Us
Kazan is the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, and one of Russia's largest cities. It is a major industrial, commercial and cultural center, and remains the most important center of Tatar culture. Since April 2009 Kazan has the legal right to brand itself as the "Third Capital" of Russia, approved by the Russian Patent Office. In 2004 Kazan was named the best city of Russia and became the winner of Russian public award "Russian National Olympus". Kazan celebrated its thousand-year anniversary in 2005.

Despite of such venerable age, the city is growing and dynamically developing in all respects. Contemporary changes in the outside appearance of Kazan are contributed by the architects with worldwide known names. Being the city of unique historical monuments, Kazan is included into the UNESCO World Heritage Cities list. The origin of the name is unclear. The literal translation of the Tatar word qazan is a boiler or cauldron. It was believed that the city of Kazan is named after this object because of its geographical similarity with a "qazan"-pan; namely the city is situated in a U-shaped lowland.

Kazan lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka rivers in central European Russia. The way from the capital of the Russian Federation - Moscow - to Kazan takes 1 hour 20 minutes by plane, 10 hours by train or 5 days by ship.

1,2 million people live in the city. The city's population is mainly composed of Tatars (about 52 percent) and Russians (about 43 percent). Different nationalities live in Kazan. Major religions in Kazan city are Sunni Islam and Eastern Orthodoxy. You can hear speech of more than 100 nationalities here. State languages are Russian and Tatar.

The city has a beautiful citadel, which was declared the World Heritage Site in 2000. Major monuments in the Kremlin are the 5-domed 6-columned Annunciation Cathedral (1561-62) and the mysterious leaning Soyembika Tower, named after the last queen of Kazan and regarded as the city's most conspicuous landmark. Also of interest are the towers and walls, erected in the 16th and 17th centuries but later reconstructed; the Qol-Sharif mosque, which is already rebuilt inside the citadel; remains of the Saviour Monastery with the Spasskaya Tower; and the Governor's House (1843-53, now the Palace of the President of Tatarstan.

Kazan is a significant educational and cultural center of Russia. There are about 40 universities operating in the city. Among them there is the Kazan State University founded in 1804 with the faculty composed of and including the world renowned scientist.

There are lots of museums, libraries, concert halls, theaters in this city. Two renowned international festivals: the opera festival named after F.I. Shalyapin and the classical ballet festival named after R. Nuriev have been regularly held for a period of many years.

One of the important areas of life in the city belongs to sports. Ice hockey Club "Ak Bars", soccer "Rubin", basketball club "Unix", volley ball club "Dinamo-TTG" and others commendably represent Kazan at the championships of Russia, Europe and the world. Kazan is the host-city for the XXVII World Student Games.

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