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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.


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Innovation and the Entrepreneurial University In print

Edited by: D. Meissner, J. Chatway, E. Erdil.

Springer, 2018.

Technology transfer into Russia’s agricultural sector — Can public funding replace ailing business engagement?

Thurner T., Zaichenko S. A.

Science and Public Policy. 2018. P. 1-9.

Book chapter
Effects of University Research Exposure on Young Company Behavior and Performance In print

Vonortas N., Caloghirou Y., Protogerou A.

In bk.: Innovation and the Entrepreneurial University. Springer, 2018.

Working paper
The Impact of Innovation Capital on Firm Values

Gareeva Y., Dranev Y., Kucherov A.

Basic research program. WP BRP. National research university Higher School of economics, 2018. No. 79.

Fewer People in Corporations, but More Promising Careers in Research

On February 12, the winners of last year's Student Research Paper Competition were announced. Not only did they receive prizes, but also had the opportunity to put some thought-provoking questions to the university administration. HSE portal selected five questions which are highly relevant to researchers at HSE and internationally, and the responses are below.

Leonid Gokhberg’s Comment to HSE Web-portal about ‘Russian Science in Figures’

On the Russian Science Day (February 8) an infographic report entitled ‘Russian Science in Figures’ was published. Leonid Gokhberg, director of ISSEK and the first vice-rector of HSE, has commented some of its main points to HSE web-portal.

‘I Chose the Programme for Its Flexibility’

Master’s programme in Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation has been offered by HSE ISSEK since 2014. It helps students acquire knowledge about science, technology and innovation management and policy. Below, Dirk Meissner, Academic Supervisor of the programme, talks about its key features and development. Besides, first and second-year international students describe their reasons for enrolling in the programme and share their experience of studying at HSE.

Russian Authorities Oppose University

"Curie", a Swedish web magazine devoted to the world of research, refers to the data book “Science, Technology and Innovations: 2017” published by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge. David Isaksson, the author of the article, examines the Russian research field by visiting the European University of Saint Petersburg, talking with foreign scientists in Russia and reflecting on freedom of expression in Russian universities.

"Research and Innovation Must be the Driving Force of Our Future Relationship"

On December 18, Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for the Economy and Finance, delivered an open lecture at HSE. In his speech, the Minister discussed the prospects for cooperation in the field of science, technology and innovation between Russia and France.

How Science is Managed in Russia

The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge conducted a study of best management practices in the science and technology area. The results, and a proposal to set up an online platform for monitoring such practices, were presented at a round table discussion hosted by HSE.

«Sand box» for Innovators

The ability to analyze trends is one of the key skills for those who are going to make management decisions in the field of science, technology and innovation. The students of HSE perfect it, studying theory, examining tools and cases. But it is known that knowledge and skills are much better learnt when resonating with the realities of life or with a relevant information agenda. Educational experience is shared by Dmitry Baryakin, a graduate of the master's programme of the ISSEK (HSE).

Rehabilitation Industry Gets Basic Strategy

The RF Government approved “Development Strategy for Rehabilitation Products Industry Until 2025” (Regulation N2599-r of 22 November, 2017), and a set of measures to promote development of advanced rehabilitation products industry in 2017-2019. Both documents were drafted with active participation of HSE ISSEK experts.

Cluster Policy and Industrial Development at the Focus of TCI 2017 Global Conference Discussions

The 20th (anniversary) conference of the Association of Cluster Practitioners and Experts (TCI Network) is over; Russia was represented by Evgeny Kutsenko, Head of the HSE ISSEK Russian Cluster Observatory. He shares his observations, and exchanges with advanced designers and practitioners of industrial and cluster policies.

Clusters as Drivers of Smart International Collaboration: European Experience

300 participants from 25 European countries took part in a joint effort to design the image of future clusters in the scope of the 2nd GROW your REGIOn conference in Valencia. Ekaterina Islankina, Researcher at the HSE ISSEK Russian Cluster Observatory, studied European experience and told the colleagues about Russian cluster initiatives, support programmes, and approaches to promoting smart specialisation in Russian regions.

Foresight and STI Governance no 4, 2017

The special issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal various aspects of labour market in the context of technological transformations are being considered.

Foresight and STI Governance no 3, 2017

The special issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal covers various aspects of innovation entrepreneurship in transition economies

Education in Figures: Pocket Data Book

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

Foresight and STI Governance no 2, 2017

In the special issue of the journal various aspects of the integration of education, research and innovation activities of universities based on the model of “knowledge triangle” are being considered. The experts from Russia, Great Britain, Austria, Sweden, Iran, Indonesia and OECD share the achievements upon the subject.

Monitoring of Engineering and Industrial Design Market in Russia

The analytical report commissioned to the HSE ISSEK by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation presents the results of the pilot surveys of the Russian engineering and industrial design market, and describes methodological aspects of the monitoring.

Indicators of Education: 2017

The publication presents statistical data reflecting the current values and dynamics of major indicators measuring education and literacy in the Russian Federation, the number of students, links between the education sector and the labour market, and the funding allocated to this sector.

S&T Foresight Study for the Russian Agricultural Sector Until 2030

The report presents the S&T foresight study for the agricultural sector of the Russian Federation until 2030, developed by the Higher School of Economics at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation with the participation of representatives of leading scientific organizations, universities, companies, industrial unions and associations, technological platforms.

Global Trends and Prospects of S&T Development in the Russian Federation

The publication presents brief abstracts of the report to the XVIII April International Academic Conference and contains a description of global trends that can have the greatest impact on the development of the economy and society in Russia and abroad, as well as the likely scenarios of the country's scientific and technological development. The material is based on the results of long-lasting studies conducted by the HSE ISSEK, as well as on the results of the data mining system.

Renewable Energy 2030: Global Challenges and Long-Term Innovation Development Trends

The analytical report presents the results of the foresight project “Investigation of Global Challenges and Long-Term Trends in Innovative Development in the Sphere of Renewable Energy Sources”, conducted by the HSE ISSEK with information and financial support of “Renova Group”.

Foresight and STI Governance no 1, 2017

The new issue of Foresight and STI Governance presents various aspects of the corporate sector’s innovation-based development: approaches to conducting Foresight studies, market evaluation of research-intensive companies, intellectual capital’s impact on firms’ performance. International experts assess the prospects for transboundary academic cooperation in the context of global geopolitical processes, and propose an “intelligent leadership” model for state universities.