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    Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University


    The main symbols of the University shown in its logo are a sea wave and a bridge. The Kaliningrad region is developing as one of the Russian poles of integration into the European sociocultural space. The region bridges the economy, politics, culture, education and science of Russia and the European Union.

    The rising sea wave symbolizes the favorable location of the University in close proximity to the Baltic Sea, and the University’s sustainable evolutionary development. The wave creates the image of university life as a vast space of knowledge and constant striving of sociocultural understanding in the Baltic Sea region, one of the most successful macroregions, uniting countries with the highest competitiveness rating in the world.

    A symbol of connection and integration, the bridge represents increasing academic mobility and promotion of Russian education and innovative technologies worldwide through the accomplishments of Russian higher education and shared traditions of European academic schools; the bridge also shows a historical tie between the once-famous Albertina university and the university today.

    Echoed in the University logo, the colours of Russian national flag symbolize the fact that the University is an integral part of the national higher educational system . The University logo and its colours reflect a unique role of the Immanuel Kant State University of Russia in representing the Russian system of education, science, and culture in the Kaliningrad region, both literally and figuratively advanced in the European space.

    Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU) began its life as Kaliningrad State Pedagogical Institute in 1947. It was founded by a decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. In 1966, the Council of Ministers of the USSR and the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Education issued a decree granting Kaliningrad State Pedagogical Institute university status. In 2005, the University was renamed after Immanuel Kant and attained federal status.

    Being one of the innovative universities in Russia, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University strives to maintain and spread academic and research traditions of Albertina University. Albertina, one of the oldest Universities in Europe, has a 460-year history. J. Hamann, J. Herder, F.W. Bessel,H. Helmholtz, D. Hilbert, K. Jacobi, F. Linderman, . Gurvits taught in Albertina University. .Donelaitis, the father-founder of Lithuanian literature read Theology there. T.Hoffman, the famous writer and composer, attended lectures in Philosophy in Albertina.

    The world-famous philosopher Immanuel Kant, once a Russian citizen, was the Universitys greatest alumnus. The name of Immanuel Kant forever linked the city of Koenigsberg and Albertina University with the spiritual heritage of humankind and the history of the region.