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.