The historical roots of the Institute of Philology and Intercultural
Communication (IPIC) go back to 1804 when the department of
philology opened its doors to students of Kazan Imperial
Kazan School of Linguistics, established by Baudouine de
Courtenay in the mid-1870s, has played one of the leading roles in
the field going head to head with Moscow and Peterburg schools
of linguistics
Today IPIC is one of the largest academic units of Kazan Federal
University with about 400 members of academic and administrative
staff including 64 professors with the Doctorate Degree and 215 with
the Candidate of Science Degree and foreign PhDs as well as lecturers
from Spain, Germany, the USA and Poland.
IPIC serves 3 thousand undergraduate and master
students, 100 first doctoral degree students, and 11
second doctoral degree students
Every year about 40 doctoral students defend their
dissertations and receive Candidate of Science degree.
We annually host more than 10 international scientific
IPIC hosts Students’ Research Society, over 20 student
research groups and the Council of Young Researchers
Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication includes 3
 Lev Tolstoy Division of Russian and Foreign Philology
 Gabdulla Tukay Division of Tatar Philology and Intercultural
 Salikh Saidashev High School of Arts
We train highly-qualified specialists in
Philology, Education, Intercultural Communication
and Arts
58 Bachelor degree programs
20 Master degree programs
35 5-year programs (“specialitet”)
11 Doctoral (Candidate of Science degree) research areas
4 master degree programs in English
Philology. Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (in English)
Philology. Linguistic and Media Studies
Languages of Professional Communication: English and Russian
Business English (correspondence course)
 One master degree program in French: French in Professional
 Russian as a Foreign Language
Linguistic and Media Studies
Focuses on the study of media, media texts Develop strong
theoretical and practical knowledge of
Core courses: Introduction to Linguistics, Introduction to
Media Studies, Media Literacy, Discourse Analysis, Media
Discourse Research Seminar
Elective courses: Pragmatics, Information Technologies in
linguistic and media studies, Speech Strategies, Political
Media Discourse Rhetoric, Advanced English, Academic
Writing, Business English, Second Language (German, Spanish
or Russian), Text Analysis
Careers: research, education, massmedia, PR,
translation/interpreting, editing, linguistic expertise,,
publishing, etc.
Philology. Comparative Literary
& Cultural Studies
Exploring narratives from the perspective of various
national and cultural literary traditions, studying literature
in dialogue with intellectual currents and cultural trends,
providing students with methodological tools in
analyzing literary texts.
 Courses: Modern theory of literature, Multiculturalism,
Modern comparative studies, Myth in World literature of
the XX century, Cinematographic and stage adaptations
of classics, Modern British poetry, Synthesis of fact and
fiction as national tradition of American literature
 Designed for a wide range of students, having
Bachelor’s degree in philology, journalism, history,
cultural studies, philosophy, sociology, etc.
Languages of Professional
Communication: English and Russian
Focuses on developing language for communication
skills, learning strategies of efficient communication
in the workplace.
 Masters skills in two languages – English &
 Offers a variety of problem-solving activities which
activate and reinforce background knowledge
 Prepares for careers in educational and
research institutions, international companies,
tourist agencies, publishing business, civil
service, mass media, translation agencies, etc.
French in professional
Focuses on developing practical skills in French for
Special Purposes
Courses: Business French, Professional languages in
international trade and law, Specialized translation in
trade, economics and law, French for business
negotiations, Language of advertisement, Workshop
on culture of speech communication
Careers: trade and industrial enterprises,
administration, mass media, education, translation.
Russian as a foreign language
Developed for international students: master
program (2 years), short-term programs
(1-4 weeks), research programs, professional
development, doctoral program
 Over 30 years
 Students from 12 countries (USA, China, South Korea,
Germany, France, Poland, Turkey, Arabian countries, etc.)
including students coming on travel grants
 Courses: Russian (phonetics, stylistics, grammar), Russian
Culture, Russian for Special Purposes (economics, mass
media, business, etc.)
 Careers: education, media, translation, international
Russian language and culture centers abroad (live sessions via
web conference)
IPIC is a host institute for over 120 students from 13
countries : China, Turkey, Iran, Vietnam, France, Republic
of Korea, Yemen,Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan,
Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan,Belarus, Azerbaidzhan, etc.
We have International Students’ Council that helps
students adjust to life in Russia and actively
participate in students’ activities.
Short-term and long-term
language and literature courses:
English, German, French, Spanish,
Tatar, Russian
Professional development and lifelong training courses in languages,
literatures, and arts
Grants KFU Certificates or
For students, schoolchildren, civil
service officers, teachers,
residents (more than 650 people in
Distance and mobile education
(Ana Tele project
Meeting with the President
of the Republic of Tatarstan
R.N. Minnikhanov
and rector of KFU I.R. Gafurov
with students
of Tatar language courses
English language: Cambridge
University Certificate Cambridge
ESOL (Key English Test, Preliminary
English Test, First Certificate in
English, Certificate in Advanced
English, Certificate of Proficiency in
German language: certificates of
Goethe Centre (Start Deutsch 1, 2,
Fit in Deutsch 1, 2)
French language in the sphere of
tourism and hotel business B1 level
(DFP du tourisme et de l'hôtellerie
For schoolchildren, students,
educators, businessmen, travellers
Students take part in extra-curricular activities such as
team-building activities, skiing, and hiking.
World class training in Russian and
foreign languages, literatures,
intercultural communication, education and arts
Well qualified faculty with PhDs and additional
training in Europe, USA and other countries
Variety of programs (bachelor, master, doctoral)
Programs in English and French
Strong support to international students
Russian language and culture outreach projects
(Russian culture centers abroad, online sessions)
Welcome to the Institute of Philology and
Intercultural Communication!
2, Tatarstan Str., Kazan, Russia 420021
Telephone: +7 (843) 2924287, fax: +7 (843) 2924274
Deputy Director for International Affairs: Gulnara V. Sadykova,