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Lev Lyubimov, HSE Co-Founder and Distinguished Professor, Dies at 84

Community members are invited to share their memories of Professor Lyubimov

As one of HSE University’s founders and earliest teachers, Professor Lev Lyubimov is remembered for his profound contributions to the University’s development. He trained HSE teaching staff from the first days of HSE’s founding, and in 1995 he became First Vice Rector of what was then the Higher School of Economics. In 2006, he was appointed Deputy Academic Supervisor. Professor Lyubimov is credited with creating the regional HSE campuses in Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, St. Petersburg, as well as the campus-based university districts.

Community members are invited to pay their last respects to Professor Lyubimov on Wednesday, April 7 from 10:00 am to 1.30 pm at the Ritual Hall of the Central Clinical Hospital Morgue on ul. Marshal Tymoshenko, 25

Lev Lvovich Lyubimov was born in Ryazan on June 14, 1936. In 1959 he graduated from Ryazan State Pedagogical University. In 1963 he began his postgraduate studies at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (IMEMO, the theory sector), where he defended his dissertation and earned his Candidate of Sciences degree (equivalent to PhD) in 1967. In 1980, Lev Lyubimov he defended his second (doctoral) dissertation and received a Doctor of Sciences degree in International Economic Relations. He received the academic title of professor in 1984. From 1984 to 1990, he worked as a professor at the Department of International Economic Relations at the Institute of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture of the USSR.

Since 1969, Professor Lyubimov also worked at IMEMO, where he chaired the Department of International Problems of the World Ocean, as well as the department specializing in the US and Canada. As one of Russia’s most renowned economists, Professor Lyubimov was a member of the specialized scientific councils of the IMEMO and the Institute of US and Canadian Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. From 1992 to 1996, he was a member of the Council for Humanitarian Education under the Government of the Russian Federation.

The University mourns the death of Professor Lyubimov and expresses its deepest condolences to his family and friends.

If you would like to share your memories of Professor Lyubimov for publication on the HSE website, please write to community@hse.ru.

April 03