Academia Kantiana

Academy of comparative studies in Russian and Western philosophy

The Academia Kantiana is a subunit of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University and aims at systematic research of the interaction between Russian and Western philosophical traditions. Kant’s ideas and their reception in Russia, the history of Russian neo-Kantianism and its influence on European thought, the Enlightenment project and its revival in the XXI century are the core themes of the Academy’s research program.

The Academy continues the work started by the Kant Institute and relies on a group of young philosophers who are actively gaining national and international academic prestige. The Academy has close ties with leading Russian and foreign centers of philosophy.

The Academy publishes “Kantovsky Sbornik”, a quarterly journal dedicated to research in Kantian philosophy. The journal looks back over forty years of history and is listed by the Higher Attestation Commission among Russia’s top academic periodicals. “Kantovsky Sbornik” is available online via IKBFU’s publishing house (

Research expertise of the Academy is being implemented in Masters Programs in Philosophy, conducted by IKBFU. There are new Masters and Doctoral Programs specifically dedicated to Kantian philosophy and its contemporary applications. The latter have been developed by the Academy to bring together prominent Kant scholars and an enthusiastic international student audience.

The Academy is working to plan and implement a complex project, drawing on research, education and popular “edutainment” leading up to the celebration of Kant’s 300th anniversary, which will be among the most significant events in Kaliningrad in the coming decade.

The Academy is making a strong effort to reach wider audiences, bringing discussions of philosophy to schools, libraries, art galleries and other cultural spaces. We strongly believe that our interest in the Enlightenment obliges us to this kind of voluntary work.

Faculty & Staff

Prof. Dr. Nina A. Dmitrieva, Scientific Director, Professor

Dr. Valentin V. Balanovsky, Executive Director

Dr. Vadim Chaly, Project Manager, Associate Professor

Dr. Sergey Lugovoy, Scientific Associate, Associate Professor

Anatoly Pushkarsky, Scientific Associate

Andrey Zilber, Scientific Associate

Dr. Leonid Kornilayev, Scientific Associate

Dr. Andrey Teslya, Scientific Associate

Scientific Council

Dr. Alexey P. Kozyrev, Chair of the Scientific Council (Lomonosov Moscow State University)

Projects & Activities








3:30 pm

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Stolzenberg (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)

“Kant’s Cosmopolitan Concept of Philosophy”


01.06.2017 10:00 am Dr. Alexey Kozyrev (Lomonosov Moscow State University) "Russian Thought and the Revolution 1917"
Chernyshevskogo str. 56a

Summer Schools

Summer School 2017

The International summer school “What should I do? The Ethics of Immanuel Kant and its Actuality” will be the first event organized by Academia Kantiana. It will take place on August, 20th – 30th.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Stolzenberg (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) will become Visiting Head of the school, assisted by Dr. Sergey Lugovoy (Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University) and cand. phil. Stefan Röttig , MA (Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg).

The summer school is aimed at graduate and postgraduate students, as well as recent PhDs. A conference for young researchers will be held as part of the school program. More information see in Russian

Applications are accepted at

Address: 40 room, 56a Chernyshevskogo ul., Kaliningrad

Postal address: 14 A. Nevskogo ul., Kaliningrad, 236041


Phone number: +7 4012 595 595 (ext: 1960)