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Under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, the first meeting of the organizing committee for the preparation and celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of the philosopher Immanuel Kant took place. The plan of the main measures was approved there. In accordance with the decree of President Vladimir Putin, the anniversary celebrations will take place in 2024.

“The 300th anniversary of the birth of Kant is an important event not only for the Baltic Federal University and Kaliningrad, the birthplace of the legendary philosopher, but for the whole world. To date, the organizing committee has carried out work on collecting proposals for the action plan, 34 of them have been selected. Significant is the work on including the celebration of the 300th anniversary in the list of UNESCO memorable dates for 2024. Already next year in Kaliningrad, on Alexander Nevsky Street, the construction of a new world-class student campus “Kantiana” will begin. It will become a “city within a city” for students and teachers of the university. Thus, the university, just like during the life of the great philosopher, will become a point of attraction and a powerful driver for the development of the entire Kaliningrad region, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

On the campus, in addition to the buildings of biomed, the Institute of High Technologies and the Higher School of Philosophy and Social Sciences, comfortable dormitories for 2,500 people and coworking spaces, there will be a park, a street with cafes and shops, a public reception, a multifunctional center and a tour desk. Construction should be completed in 2027, the preliminary project budget will be 11.2 billion rubles.

“In 2024, Kaliningrad and the IKBFU will become the center of attraction for Kantologists and everyone who is passionate about philosophy. Young researchers, along with renowned and respected scientists from all over the world, will be able to participate in large-scale scientific events. In particular, an international summer school will be organized for researchers, young scientists and students “The Heritage of Kant and the Future of Philosophy”. Philosophical Olympiads are being prepared for schoolchildren. Among the celebrations, I especially want to note the support of students-philosophers of Russian universities. In 2022, the issue of establishing a special scholarship for them will be considered, ”said Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov.

According to the proposals of the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education, the Government of the Kaliningrad Region, the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the State Museum of the History of Religion, state libraries, museums and universities, the main events included scientific conferences, competitions, lectures, exhibitions, cultural and excursion programs and restoration work of objects of the era Kant.

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