The Volga State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism was established by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation in July 2010. It branched off from the Kama State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism, and retained a local division in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny, the Republic of Tatarstan.
The Academy has a new state-of-the-art research and laboratory building for supporting the education and training processes. At present, it also has access to several high-tech sports venues, which were constructed for the Universiade 2013: Aquatics Palace, Burevestnik Swimming Pool, Kazan Tennis Academy, Zilant Ice Palace, track and field pitch, Rowing Sports Centre, and Gymnastics Centre. Furthermore, the Universiade Village offers a residential cluster, accommodating students, postgraduates, team members, and faculty from other cities.