The Federal Republic of Tatarstan owns the largest oil field in Russia. Accordingly, the Kazan Federal University (KFU) is well equipped. The university has about 40 000 students. It currently ranks 8th among the top 10 universities in Russia and is well connected worldwide. The Institute of Geology is equipped to the latest standards – from lecture halls and laboratories to internship rooms. The TU Bergakademie Freiberg and the institute’s stratigraphy department have a joint research programme on stratigraphy and palaeontology of potentially hydrocarbon-bearing units (i.e. from Cambrian to Tertiary) in which students are directly involved. The double MSc agreement is also based on this. Students who participate receive a Master’s certificate from both TUBAF and KFU. This is of course an advantage when looking for a good job after your studies.
Prof. Ratschbacher, Tectonics, is currently looking for students who would like to start working with Kazan on thermochronometry.
Among the geotechnical engineers, Prof. Amro is interested in a similar double MSc program with Kazan.
Professor Schneider will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
The following files will give you an overview of the program: