Immanuel Kant State University of Russia

Immanuel Kant State University Of Russia

Immanuel Kant State University of Russia

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Immanuel Kant State University of Russia , in full the Russian State University in the name of Immanuel Kant (, Rossiyskiy gosudarstvennyy universitet imeni Immanuila Kanta), or in brief the Kant University (, Universitet Kanta) formerly known as Kaliningrad State University (1967-2005), is a university in the Russian city of Kaliningrad (formerly Königsberg).

The university claims to maintain the traditions of its German predecessor, the German University of Königsberg .

History

The former University of Königsberg 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 Königsberg was taken by the Red Army.

After the war, Königsberg 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 today. 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 Königsberg, President Vladimir Putin of Russia and Chancellor Gerhard Schröder of Germany announced that the university would be renamed Immanuel Kant Russian State University in honour of Immanuel...
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