2022 marked 20 years since the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge has been founded. To celebrate this 20th Anniversary, we selected key events and facts in ISSEK’s history that sparked reflective discussions in academia, set new milestones for HSE University, or encouraged development in various sectors of the Russian economy and public life.
The Twelfth International Academic Conference ‘Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy’ is kicking off at HSE University on November 22. Alexander Sokolov, chair of the organising committee, talked to the HSE News Service about the evolution of the foresight agenda. Two of the conference speakers, Ibon Zugasti from Spain and Mlungisi Cele from South Africa, shared some highlights of their research.
In 2019, Russian creative industries’ contribution to GDP amounted to 2.4%; the creative economy employs 4.9 million people (6.8% of the total national workforce). These measurements of Russia's creative economy obtained by HSE ISSEK were included in the international report ‘Creative Economy Outlook 2022’ produced by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Huge investments into high tech companies is a key innovation development tool in most countries — leaders of the global economy. Employees of the Russian Cluster Observatory of the HSE Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge made first estimates of the global high tech innovation activity and compared countries’ contribution into the global pool of leading institutions and people in fields of science, technology and creative industries.
The HSE ISSEK English-language Master’s programme in Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation is accepting applications. Studies in English, practical skills, extensive networking—former and current students shared their impressions with the HSE News Service, while Academic Supervisor Dirk Meissner talked about what to expect in the new academic year.
The Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center has published the 12th issue of the scientific digest. It presents the results of a comparative study of the conditions created for the impact of digital technologies on well-being and quality of life in Russia and the OECD, carried out by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (HSE University).
The Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) at HSE University estimates the trajectories of 76 economies in the Global Innovation Index (GII) from 2017 to 2021 and analyses recipes for innovative success.
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.
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.
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!