According to its Mission KBSU, is a leading Russian classical university, equally effectively carrying out educational and research activity. In KBSU educational programs of higher, secondary, postgraduate and professional education are implemented. Currently, about 14.5 thousand students are trained at KBSU; among them 636 student are being trained in postgraduate, doctoral, internship and residency programs. Research at the University is carried out by 195 professors, 619 candidates of sciences, 6 members of the State Academies, 397 graduate and doctoral students. In 2012 the volume of research funding amounted to 6.5 million euros. According to this indicator KBSU is far ahead of all the higher educational institutions of the Federal District. KBSU is also ahead of all the universities of the Federal District as to the number of scientific papers and citations in the Scopus database. KBSU currently maintains contacts with 45 foreign universities, research centers and companies from several countries; with the 34 of them bilateral agreements on cooperation in education and science are being implemented. In the 2012/2013 academic year 97 physicians from Jordan completed courses of advanced training and certification. A creative workshop of a famous film director Alexander Sokurov is currently operating at KBSU.