Lyudmila Verbitskaya (née, Людмила Алексеевна Бубнова; October 17, 1936 – November 24, 2019) was a Russian linguist and teacher. She served as president of Saint Petersburg State University.
Verbitskaya was rector (1994–2008), and then president (2008–2019) of Saint Petersburg State University. She also served as the chair of the Russian Academy of Education (during the period of November 11, 2013 – 2018), and as the Academy's Honorary President, 2018–2019. She died in St. Petersburg, November 24 , 2019.
- 1997, Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, Great Britain
- 2001, Russian Federation Presidential prize in Education
- 2007, Russian Government Prize
- 2006, named an honorary Citizen of St. Petersburg