The former University of Konigsberg was commonly known as the Albertina. It was East Prussia's sole university and was specially regarded for its mathematics and astronomy. The campus was severely damaged by the aerial bombing in August 1944 during World War II. The Albertina was closed after Konigsberg was taken by the Red Army.
After the war, Konigsberg was renamed Kaliningrad and the new Russophone Kaliningrad State Pedagogical Institute used the campus of the Albertina from 1948 to 1967, including the main Albertina building inaugurated in 1862, in which some of the original structure can still be seen. In 1967, the institute received the status of a university and became known as Kaliningrad State University.
In 2005, during the celebrations of the 750th anniversary of the founding of Konigsberg, President Vladimir Putin of Russia and Chancellor Gerhard Schroder of Germany announced that the university would be renamed Immanuel Kant Russian State University in honour of Immanuel Kant.
As of 2005, the university consisted of twelve faculties with courses ranging from Natural Sciences to the Humanities. It had approximately 12,800 students enrolled, both undergraduate and post-graduate, and 580 faculty staff. IKSUR's Kant Society was created to study Kantianism, or Kantian philosophy. The university is also interested in the historical connections between Konigsberg and Russia as far back as the 16th century.
In 2010-2011 the university is undergoing an enlargement and rebranding process which will lead to changing its name from Immanuel Kant State University of Russia to Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University.Learn more about IKBFU
16 January 2015
Die Lieferung wissenschaftlicher Geräte für den Wissenschaftlich-technischen Park „Fabrika“ laufen im neuen Jahr auf Hochtouren.
14 January 2015
"Factory" Science park has purchased and installed almost all the necessary laboratory equipment for testing the level of environmental pollution and organization of environmental monitoring. Yulia Koroleva, head of the Laboratory of environmental monitoring, and her colleagues will be doing research using a flame ionization detector and a mass&nb...
7 November 2014
An international symposium on one of the most rapidly developing areas of nuclear physics – exotic nuclear physics – EXON-2014 has opened at IKBFU. The symposium is organised by the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna (Russia), the GANIL research centre (France), the RIKEN research centre (Japan), the GSI Helmholtz Centre (Germany), and the National Superconducting Cyclo...