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Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge

ISSEK was founded in 2002 as a part of the National Research University — Higher School of Economics (HSE) for providing scientific research on statistics, socio-economic development in science, technology, and innovation, education and training, information and communication technologies. ISSEK research places HSE as a Russian centre of expertise in the field of statistics and new economy.

 

ISSEK has developed a new HSE Global Cities Innovation Index

On October 19, the first public presentation and discussion will take place at the Open Innovations Forum 2020

 

 

Publications
Book
Science. Technology. Innovation: 2020: Pocket Data Book

Gokhberg L., Ditkovsky K. A., Lukinova E. I. et al.

National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2020.

Article
The Business Anticipatory Ecosystem outside the “First World”: Competitive Intelligence in South Africa

Kühn M., Viviers W., Sewdass N. et al.

Foresight and STI Governance. 2020. Vol. 14. No. 3. P. 72-87.

Book chapter
Sustainable Water Management in Megacities of the Future

Milshina Y., Pavlova D.

In bk.: Urban Ecology: Emerging Patterns and Social-Ecological Systems. Elsevier, 2020. Ch. 12. P. 201-219.

Working paper
Leadership Agenda In Strategic S&T Policy: A Cross-Country Comparison

Zaichenko S. A., Kuznetsova T.

Science, Technology and Innovation. WP BRP. Высшая школа экономики, 2020. No. 112.

Illustration for news: HSE University Presents First Global Cities Innovation Index

HSE University Presents First Global Cities Innovation Index

According to HSE University’s Global Cities Innovation Index, New York and London are the world’s most attractive megacities to innovators implementing creative and technological initiatives. Moscow ranked among the rating’s top ten cities, leading in the areas of ‘Innovation Infrastructure’ and ‘Digital Infrastructure and Services’. HSE researchers presented the index at this year’s Open Innovations Forum.

HSE University to Present Its New HSE Global Cities Innovation Index at the Open Innovations Forum 2020

On October 19, the first public presentation and discussion of the HSE Global Cities Innovation Index will take place at this year’s international Open Innovations Forum. The index, developed by HSE University researchers, is the first of its kind.

Illustration for news: 10 Promises Made by HSE on HSE Day

10 Promises Made by HSE on HSE Day

In 2020 the world changed, and so did HSE. Classes were held over Zoom, exams were taken online with proctoring, Meladze performed online at the graduation ceremony, and HSE Day became Brand New. The festival’s main stage area was called ‘HSE PRO Future’—because, after all, the future is important for any university. It’s why we do what we do. Read on to find out what the next 10 years hold in store for HSE, and what HSE, which has already changed this year, holds in store for us. Below are 10 promises made by HSE on its most important day.

Illustration for news: Artificial Intelligence for Proactive Policy: A Letter from Leonid Gokhberg to ‘Nature’

Artificial Intelligence for Proactive Policy: A Letter from Leonid Gokhberg to ‘Nature’

As the situation with COVID-19 has shown, mistakes associated with insufficiently developed policy measures in medicine, science, education and other socially significant sectors of the economy are very costly for society. In the July issue of Nature, First Vice-Rector, HSE ISSEK Director Leonid Gokhberg discussed the topic of the growing practice of making management decisions based on big data analysis.

Illustration for news: 'Infected' Industry

'Infected' Industry

Within the first two months of the lockdown, COVID-19 had crippled almost all key production aspects of Russian industry. Although the economic fall began to abate in May, economic growth relative to that of 2019 may not be regained until 2022. The Centre for Business Tendencies Studies of the HSE ISSEK studied the results of a survey conducted in May by the Federal Service of State Statistics of four thousand managers of Russian industrial enterprises. The key outcomes and results are available in 'Theses' on IQ.HSE.

Illustration for news: Technology vs. Coronavirus

Technology vs. Coronavirus

What does patent activity tell us? Until 2018, Russia conducted its anti-coronavirus studies only for veterinary purposes at the VECTOR State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology in Novosibirsk, which filed only two requests for corresponding patents. All of this and so much more has been shown in a patent analysis, which Ekaterina Streltsova, a senior research fellow of the HSE ISSEK, discusses a column for IQ.

Illustration for news: Few Innovators among State Employees in Russia

Few Innovators among State Employees in Russia

HSE ISSEK researcher Alena Nefedova and her colleague at HSE Marina Chernysheva looked at where in Russia innovators are most likely to be found, who they are, what kind of innovations they come up with, and whether these get implemented.

Illustration for news: Jonathan Calof: 'I Hope That I Will Be Able to Travel to Moscow to Be with My HSE Colleagues and Friends Soon'

Jonathan Calof: 'I Hope That I Will Be Able to Travel to Moscow to Be with My HSE Colleagues and Friends Soon'

Jonathan Calof has been cooperating with HSE since 2009. In an interview with HSE News Service he talks about how his involvement with HSE began, what projects he has been part of, and how he has organised his online work during the recent lockdown.

Illustration for news: Foresight and STI Governance Journal Enters Scopus Q1

Foresight and STI Governance Journal Enters Scopus Q1

The journal Foresight and STI Governance published by HSE University has joined the ‘elite’ of Scopus, the biggest international database for research citations. In the latest ranking, this journal appears in Q1 for the following areas: Economics, Econometrics and Finance, and Decision Sciences in the ‘miscellaneous’ category. Foresight and STI Governance has become the first HSE University journal in social sciences to achieve this level of success.

Illustration for news: Alexander Sokolov about the Importance of Science Diplomacy

Alexander Sokolov about the Importance of Science Diplomacy

Alexander Sokolov, the Deputy Director of HSE’s Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, in a large interview with the EU research project S4D4C ('Using Science for / in Diplomacy for addressing global Challenges'), talks about aspects of science diplomacy in the HSE projects and its importance in the development of the HSE itself.

Science. Technology. Innovation: 2020

This pocket data book contains the main S&T and innovation indicators for the Russian Federation. The publication includes the most recent statistical data on R&D input and output, as well as international comparisons.

Foresight and STI Governance no 3, 2019

The current issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal is dedicated to the study of theoretical aspects and practical applications of the international innovation policy, assessing the innovatory potential of Russia’s cities and regions.

Education in Figures: 2019

The pocket data book contains main indicators characterizing trends in the development of general, secondary vocational, higher education as well as vocational training and additional education in the Russian Federation. It also covers key education indicators for the OECD countries.

Foresight and STI Governance no 2, 2019

The new issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal is devoted to the impact of technological progress on employment prospects and the development of competencies. This problem is viewed from the perspective of employees, companies and regions.

Foresight and STI Governance no 1, 2019

The new issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal presents the results of research on innovation systems and the development of future scenarios for both developed and developing countries.

Foresight and STI Governance no 4, 2018

The new issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal is devoted to the Future of Energy — the prospects of the global energy sector in the context of the fourth technological evolution and sustainable development strategies.

Science. Technology. Innovation: 2019

The pocket data book contains main indicators characterising S&T and innovation potential of the Russian Federation. There are the information about intellectual property, S&T output, data of international comparisons given.

Foresight and STI Governance no 3, 2018

The new issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal examines the experience of different countries in managing innovations in the public and private sectors.

Education in Figures: 2018

The pocket data book contains main indicators characterising trends in the development of general, secondary vocational and higher education in the Russian Federation. It also covers key education indicators for the OECD countries. 

Foresight and STI Governance no 2, 2018

The new issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal is devoted to a variety of tools for the development of innovation in the public and corporate sectors.

Results of the Symposium 'Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy'

On 10–12 April, 2019 in the scope of the XX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development at HSE, the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge hosted the symposium 'Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy', and a number of other events. Members of the institute delivered several plenary reports on transformation of the economy and public administration due to digitisation, S&T cooperation in the EAEU, challenges for the regulation sphere in a situation of radical technological changes, and various other topics.This page presents the main results of the symposium: full texts of plenary reports, videos and reviews of key discussions, materials on specific presentations, and photos of participants.

Facts about Students in Science

Research plays a growing role in the educational process of the country’s leading universities. The HSE Statement of Values, for example, underscores its importance, stating: ‘Our lectures and textbooks reflect cutting-edge academic research; our academic articles, student papers, models and experiments seek to expand the horizons of contemporary academic inquiry.’ In honor of Students’ Day, we present a selection of facts about the connection between study and science in Russian universities, and specifically at HSE. (Sources: Monitoring of Education Markets and Organizations (MEMO), Monitoring Survey of Innovative Behavior of the Population (MSIBP), additional materials of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), as well as results of a survey by the HSE Centre for Institutional Research (CIR).

Facts of the Year about STI in Russia

HSE ISSEK presents 10 main facts of the year, key indicators and estimates of the development of science, technology and innovation in Russia.

25 Professions for the Future for which HSE is Training Students

The labour market is changing rapidly and radically. The changes are already apparent and are certain to become even more pronounced in the coming years. Accordingly, the question 'which professions are going to be in demand in 5-10 years’ time' becomes increasingly important: what qualifications should be acquired now to have labour market-relevant knowledge and skills upon graduation? The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) experts addressed these issues in the scope of the targeted project to identify professions for the future.

Pi Indicators

On the 14th of March, the world celebrates the 30th anniversary of Pi (π) Day. On this occasion, we examined how frequently this mathematical constant appeared in our publications. And there were a lot of such π-indicators.

Facts about Science in Russia from HSE Research Studies

Science — a large branch of economics in which, the resources are consolidated, transactions are carried out, and significant units of scales are created — requires a consistent, and systemic description. For the past 15 years, the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) of the Higher School of Economics has been studying the state of science in Russia using a system of statistical indicators. ISSEK provides long-term foresight on scientific development based on foresight tools. On the occasion of the Day of science in Russia, HSE ISSEK issued two program publications — the infographic report "Russian Science and Technology in Figures" and data book "Science and Technology Indicators".

ISSEK in 2017

In the building on Myasnitskaya Street (number 11) almost 200 employees of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge have spent 247 working days, or 1976 working hours, or 118,560 working minutes. The 2017 year was a threefold milestone: Higher School of Economics turned 25, HSE ISSEK turned 15, Foresight and STI Governance journal turned 10. Lots of challenges and achievements marked this triple anniversary.