About

The Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University was established on October 13, 2010 by an order of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation.

A most innovative university, the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University strives to maintain and spread academic and research traditions of its predecessor – the Albertina University of Königsberg. The Albertina, one of the oldest universities in Europe, has a 460-year history. I. Kant, J. Hamann, J. Herder, F.W. Bessel, K. Jacobi, F. Linderman, А. Gurvits, D. Hilbert and H. Helmholtz taught at the Albertina University. К. Donelaitis, the founder of Lithuanian literature, studied theology there. E.T.A. Hoffman, the famous writer and composer, attended lectures in philosophy at Albertina.

The University's greatest alumnus is Immanuel Kant, the world-famous philosopher, who was a Russian citizen for some time. The name of I. Kant forever linked the city of Königsberg and the Albertina University with the global history of culture and became the ‘trademark’ of the region.

The University’s mission is to become a national university centre with leading expertise in new areas and activities based on breakthrough achievements in biomedical, neuro-, and nanotechnology, a university setting technological standards and training highly qualified professionals with an opportunity to build a career across the world. A priority is research and development in biomedical and neurotechnology to create products and services prolonging active human life. 

Key educational areas of the University’s development:

  • biomedical and neurotechnology;

  • functional nanomaterials;

  • information and communication technology.

Research priorities of the University’s development:

  • neurotechnology;

  • genetic engineering technology ;

  • marine microbiology;

  • nanomaterials;

  • applied engineering technology;

  • basic problems of mathematics and informatics;

  • information security.

  • International partnership

Another priority is the internationalisation of education and research. IKBFU is part of international research and academic networks, including Megascience projects.

Over 340 international students from Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Germany study at the University. Each year, over 300 international students come to IKBFU to participate in different forms of academic exchange and short-term training. Over 100 partnership agreements have been concluded, half of them aimed at implementing education and research projects and international mobility programmes.

IKBFU successfully carries out network international projects in the Baltic Sea region, including those focusing on the current state of the Russian language in countries with Russian-speaking population.