Professor Boris Levin, DSc graduated from the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering in 1973. He started his career as engineer at the Department of Automatic Control System. Since 1977 he has been responsible for the postgraduate studies at the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering. In 1989 he became Head of Industry Training Center for scientific and pedagogical staff. Since 1991 he has been Rector of the Institute of Advance Training of Managers and Specialists in the Rail Transport. In 1995, under his management the Institute has been transformed into Russian Academy for Railway transport. In 1997 he was elected for Rector of the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering.