Ludmila Werbitskaya

Picture of Ludmila Werbitskaya

Age: 79

Place of birth: Leningrad

Citizenship: Russia


President of the St. Petersburg State University (State University), Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, Lyudmila Verbitskaya graduated from Leningrad State University with a degree in "Russian language and literature", and later her entire professional activity is associated with the University.

For the first 270 years of the St. Petersburg University rector was a woman. These years - a period of dynamic development of the university. On her initiative and with direct participation of two new faculties opened in St. Petersburg State University - International Relations and medical. In 2004, she was the third time elected rector of St. Petersburg State University. Four years later Verbitskaya was elected as the first President of the St. Petersburg State University. He is the author of over 300 scientific and educational works in the field of Russian and general linguistics, phonetics, phonology and methods of teaching the Russian language.


1977 doctoral thesis;

1965: PhD thesis;

1958: Leningrad State University, Russian language and literature.


1958-2008: Leningrad State University, laboratory assistant, a graduate student, junior researcher, assistant, associate professor, professor of phonetics and language teaching methodology Philological Faculty, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, First Vice-Rector, Head of the Department of General Linguistics and. about. Rector, Rector.


Two daughters;

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) decision of the Committee under the name of the small bodies of the solar system has assigned the name of a small planet N7451 "Verbitskaya" dated 24 January 2000;

honorary doctor of a number of Russian and foreign universities;

Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Council for Science, Technology and Education;

member of the Commission on Education and the Russian Language Council under the Russian government

Vice-president of the Russian Union of Rectors;

member of the Board of the United Nations University;

Deputy Chairman of the Russian-German forum steering committee "Petersburg Dialogue";

Vice-President of the UNESCO Commission on the education of women;

Advisor to the Governor of St. Petersburg on education, science and the media;

honorary citizen of St. Petersburg;

awarded the Order of Friendship, the Order "For Services to the Fatherland" II degree, III degree and IV degree, the highest award of France - the Legion of Honour, the French Order "Academic Palms" with the rank of "Commander", "Knight`s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland" , Ukrainian Order of Princess Olga of III degree, Order of the Russian Orthodox Church of St Grand Duchess Olga of III degree, "Honorary worker of Russian higher education", the medal "For services to the domestic health care";

winner of the Russian President Prize in Education in 2001, Prize 1997 Royal Jubilee Fund of Great Britain for his achievements in the field of higher education.