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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 a new economy.

 

Publications
Article
Industry-science cooperation and public policy instruments utilization in the private sector

Vlasova V.

Journal of Business Research. 2021. Vol. 124. P. 519-528.

Article
Advanced text-mining for trend analysis of Russia’s Extractive Industries

Gokhberg L., Kuzminov I., Khabirova E. et al.

Futures. 2020. Vol. 115. No. article 102476. P. 1-12.

Article
Public Discourse on Stem Cell Research in Russia: Evolution of the Agenda

Polyakova V., Fursov K., Thurner T.

Science and Technology Studies. 2020. Vol. 33. No. 4. P. 24-49.

Illustration for news: ‘I Can’t Think of a Better Time for Young Researchers to Work in Foresight’

‘I Can’t Think of a Better Time for Young Researchers to Work in Foresight’

Foresight and STI Policy are among the symposium topics of the XXIII Yasin International Academic Conference. How has foresight developed in Canada? How did academic life change during the pandemic? What can early-career foresight researchers expect? The HSE News Service discussed these questions with Jonathan Calof, one of the symposium’s speakers.

Illustration for news: Congratulations to HSE Distinguished Professor Dirk Meissner on the 50th Anniversary

Congratulations to HSE Distinguished Professor Dirk Meissner on the 50th Anniversary

Professor Dirk Meissner has been working at the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge since 2011. He is the head of International Laboratory for Economics of Innovation, academic supervisor of Master’s Programme ‘Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation’, coordinator of book series ‘Science, Technology and Innovation Studies’ published jointly with Springer and a number of HSE pre-prints in the field of STI. During the ten years of his work at the University, Professor Meissner made a considerable contribution to developing scientific and educational potential of the HSE University in raising its international reputation in these areas. We have the greatest respect for our esteemed colleague and congratulate him on this anniversary!

Illustration for news: Science and Technology Trends in International Dialogue

Science and Technology Trends in International Dialogue

Domestic and foreign policies of leading countries reveal an ever more outstanding science and technology agenda. The participants of the XI International Academic Conference ‘Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy’, conducted on October 15–25, 2021, reviewed new aspects of doing joint R&D projects that the countries have considered and ways of securing competitive advantages of national science through strengthening ties with both businesses and authorities and engaging a wider audience.

Illustration for news: HSE ISSEK Researchers Analyse Opportunities for Scientific Cooperation between Developing Countries in BRICS + Global South Format

HSE ISSEK Researchers Analyse Opportunities for Scientific Cooperation between Developing Countries in BRICS + Global South Format

Volume of R&D funding and number of Scopus-indexed publications of the BRICS countries in total already exceed those of the EU-total and the United States. These metrics have opportunity for further growth if the five developing countries strengthen scientific cooperation with other countries from Global South that have significant growth potential. Researchers from the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge Alexander Sokolov, Sergey Shashnov, and Maxim Kotsemir analysed the opportunities for research collaboration within these clusters of countries along with the obstacles standing in the way of greater cooperation.

Illustration for news: Generations Communicating in Digital Environment

Generations Communicating in Digital Environment

Gadgets have been gaining strong, and different, influence over the daily tasks of Russians: on the one hand, they reinforce our connectedness to the world during the harshest lockdown, on the other — the contact between real individuals or even generations is getting weaker. Robots help automate routine tasks, as well as learn how to make rather autonomous decisions, and yet it is unclear, who should be responsible for those decisions. The XI International Academic Conference ‘Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy’, conducted online on October 15–25, 2021, started with a comprehensive analysis studying the social effects of digitalisation.

Illustration for news: HSE University Shapes Global Chain of Foresight

HSE University Shapes Global Chain of Foresight

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated our swift adaptation to big challenges and strengthened cooperation ties between researchers, politicians, and entrepreneurs on national and global levels. The accumulated life and goal setting practices in the new reality will be discussed on October 15–26, 2021 by participants of the XI International Academic Conference ‘Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy’ organised by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK).

Illustration for news: Global Innovation Index 2021 Unveiled

Global Innovation Index 2021 Unveiled

Russia has improved its position in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021, ranking 45th among 132 economies and closing the distance to leading countries thanks to better performance in all areas of research, innovation, and creative activities. For the past several years, the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) at HSE University has provided advice on the research underlying the index. This year, ISSEK became one of the nine members of the GII Academic Partners Network.

Illustration for news: HSE University Consistently Ranks Among Top 3 Russian Universities

HSE University Consistently Ranks Among Top 3 Russian Universities

HSE University has been named a leading Russian university in the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings for the fourth year in a row. HSE ranked third among Russian universities and appeared in the 301–350 bracket worldwide.

Illustration for news: Talent to Foresee and Measure New Things

Talent to Foresee and Measure New Things

Today we congratulate Leonid Gokhberg, First Vice Rector and Director of the HSE Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge with his anniversary.

Illustration for news: Card Index: Creative Industries in Russia

Card Index: Creative Industries in Russia

Russia has 3.5 million people in creative occupations and 2.7 million employed by creative industries. IQ.HSE used data by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) to see how much these two figures overlap and how creative employment is different from creativity. Having assessed Moscow's creative economy, the experts have broadened their scope to Russia at large. The findings are published in the inaugural digest of the Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Centre.

A New Pocket Data Book Has Been Released in the ‘Digital Economy’ Series

The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, in partnership with the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation and Rosstat, has released new pocket data book in the ‘Digital Economy’ series. The publication presents a wide range of indicators describing the state and dynamics of the digital economy development in Russia. For some indicators, international comparisons are available, and for the first time a section on the children and teenagers’ engagement in the digital environment is included.

Moscow’s Creative Economy in Figures

This report presented by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE ISSEK) is dedicated to the statistical measurement of the creative economy of Moscow.

Digital Economy : 2021

This pocket data book contains the most recent statistical data representing the level and dynamics of the digital economy development in the Russian Federation. International comparisons are provided for a number of indicators.

‘Science. Technology. Innovation. 2021’

The main trends in the S&T and innovation development of Russia are presented in the Pocket Data Book ‘Science. Technology. Innovation. 2021’ developed by HSE ISSEK. The publication includes the most recent statistical data on R&D input and output, as well as international comparisons.

Digital Economy: 2020

This pocket data book contains the most recent statistical data representing the level and dynamics of the digital economy development in the Russian Federation. International comparisons are provided for a number of indicators.

Russian Regional Innovation Scoreboard. Issue 6

The Issue 6 prepared by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge as part of Russian Cluster Observatory activities is dedicated to the assessment of innovation development of Russian regions on the basis of ranking scores.

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.

A New Pocket Data Book Has Been Released in the ‘Digital Economy’ Series

The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, in partnership with the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation and Rosstat, has released new pocket data book in the ‘Digital Economy’ series. The publication presents a wide range of indicators describing the state and dynamics of the digital economy development in Russia. For some indicators, international comparisons are available, and for the first time a section on the children and teenagers’ engagement in the digital environment is included.

‘Science. Technology. Innovation. 2021’

The main trends in the S&T and innovation development of Russia are presented in the Pocket Data Book ‘Science. Technology. Innovation. 2021’ developed by HSE ISSEK. The publication includes the most recent statistical data on R&D input and output, as well as international comparisons.

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.