On January 11, 2017, Vice-Rector of Kazan Federal University, Dmitry Tayursky, and Director of the Institute of Physics, Sergey Nikitin, visited FLNP. The aim of their visit was the discussion of the idea of creation of JINR-based department in Kazan Federal University. FLNP is the first JINR Laboratory, which will participate in the creation and work of the new Department.