The structure and main activities of the Council of Rectors of Leningrad during the 70’s — 80’s. The twentieth century. The author believes the structure of the Council has been closely associated with its activities, which largely determine its role in the management of higher education institutions in the region. The brief biographies leaders of the Council of the time, the role of the Polytechnic Institute. M.I. Kalinin in establishing itself as the Board of Directors, as well as many of its structural units.