The Organising Committee of the Enlightener 2018 Award has published a long list of 24 books, each of which has a chance to become the best popular science book of the new season. Among other titles the long list includes 'Atlas of Future Technologies' which presents results of the Global Technology Trends Monitoring study. This ongoing project is being implemented by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) for more than five years. The award winners will be announced in the early October.
At the end of May, one of the largest South African cities Johannesburg hosted the 10th anniversary BRICS Academic Forum 'Envisioning Inclusive Development Through a Socially Responsive Economy'. Liliana Proskuryakova, Director of the HSE ISSEK National Contact Centre for International Academic Mobility, presented the Russian initiative to establish BRICS Energy Research Platform.
Russia’s S&T complex is one of the largest in the world. But despite the impressive performance figures, the Russian R&D sector remains rather inertial. And according to various surveys, a career in science still doesn’t look very attractive to Russians. Tackling this problem was one of the objectives of the new 'May' Presidential decrees: when young people are keen on finding jobs in science, stay with their career choice, and make full use of their potential, a generally favourable overall atmosphere emerges in the sector. In the scope of the discussion the experts pondered opportunities for improving science management tools to promote the inflow of new talent.
The impact of digitalisation of the economy on the national labour market commanded increased attention in recent years. Development of information and communication technologies (ICT) leads to emergence of new professions, and promotes employment in the ICT sector. Experts at the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) have calculated, on the basis of the Rosstat survey, how many people work in ICT-related professions.
On June 4–5, the Development of Parliamentarism International Forum was held in Moscow. HSE experts took part in the forum organization, with several research departments from the university providing programming support for the event. The team of experts included four ISSEK employees — Alexander Sokolov, Tatyana Meshkova, Yadviga Radomirova and Evgeny Moiseichev.
Following years of study and work in South America and Europe, Rafael Popper joined HSE Moscow as Professor of Foresight and STI Governance in January 2018. In addition to his job at HSE, he is Principal Scientist in Business, Innovation and Foresight at a world leading research and technology organization (RTO) called VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. With a PhD on 21st Century Foresight from the University of Manchester, Popper has built a career on wide-ranging research of issues in foresight and STI policy. In a recent interview with the HSE News Service, he spoke in depth about his research interests, philosophy on teaching, collaboration across HSE and his love of languages, among other topics.
Workshop Explores the Challenges and Opportunities of International Research and Innovation Partnerships
On May 17–18, 2018, HSE Moscow held an international workshop entitled ‘Transnational research and innovation partnerships. Designing international co-operation projects to deliver on economic competitiveness and the grand challenges’.
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2018 begins tomorrow. A representative delegation from the Higher School of Economics, and the HSE ISSEK will take part in the business and presentation programmes. In particular, the panel session 'Resources and Economics of Global Oceans' will be held on 25 May, which Leonid Gokhberg, First Vice Rector and ISSEK Director was invited to attend. On 25 and 26 May ISSEK experts will host two discussions at the HSE stand: 'Application of Big Data analytics to support strategic decision-making', and 'Doing science: how comfortable young researchers feel in Russian academia'.
Infantilism becomes a social trend, it is no longer perceived unambiguously negative, age boundaries are revised. Elena Sabelnikova, Deputy Director at the OECD – HSE Partnership Centre, and Natalia Khmeleva in their study examined the factors, due to which growing up is increasingly postponed.
International cooperation in science and innovation is not only able to help solve global issues, such as the battle against climate change, hunger and incurable diseases, but also to overcome political disagreement between countries. The joint international OECD-HSE workshop 'Transnational research and innovation partnerships. Designing international co-operation projects to deliver on economic competitiveness and the grand challenges' addressed the question of how to achieve maximum effectiveness in such cooperation, best practices in organizing research cooperation, and the support tools that the state should provide.
The new issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal is devoted to the various aspects of innovative development and the creation of strategies at the regional, sectoral and network levels.
The pocket data book contains main indicators characterizing S&T and innovation potential of the Russian Federation. There are the information about intellectual property, S&T output, data of international comparisons given.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.