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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The digital era, which has come to stay, is creating demand for ever more competent managers for innovation and R&D. The English-taught master’s programme in Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation offered by HSE University enables its graduates to pursue careers in top IT corporations such as Google and Yandex, research institutions and universities, government agencies and international organizations. It also prepares them to launch successful start-ups.
The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge analysed the KIBS firms’ demand for digital technologies and the impact of their adoption on business activity. Top management survey results have shown that about 50% of the companies use big data analysis tools, and only 5.4% implement Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies. About 80% of KIBS firms applied different types of digital tools to optimise business process-es and increase competitiveness even before their massive development during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to tradition, in mid-April, the HSE ISSEK Master's programme “Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation” holds an Open Doors Day. In conditions of social isolation, the meeting of potential applicants and programme representatives was first held in an online format — like “Open Windows Day”.