HSE ISSEK Researchers Sign Cooperation Agreement with Korean Colleagues
This May, HSE University and the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI, Republic of Korea) signed a cooperation agreement on science and advanced technology research. This agreement was signed by Leonid Gokhberg, HSE First Vice Rector, Director of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, and Dr. Hwang-Hee Cho, STEPI President.
The agreement opens up opportunities for cooperation with one of Korea's leading research centres in science, technology and innovation policy (STI), statistics, foresight, analysis of innovation systems and research and innovation strategies.
STEPI makes a significant contribution to the development of South Korea and the East Asian region as one of the leading analytical centres specialising in research in science, technology and innovation policy. Since its foundation in 1987, STEPI's research activity has contributed to improving the competitiveness of Korea based on the advancement of science and technology.
After the signing ceremony, the parties discussed the main areas of cooperation and the launch of joint research projects in the following areas:
cluster initiatives, including the mapping of innovative clusters;
joint research on global value chains;
‘Doing Science’: a new approach to assessing science policy;
global challenges for the development of science and technology;
joint research at the request of Korean corporations represented in Russia, strategic foresight;
society's attitude to science and technology and its role in culture;
joint surveys on innovation activities;
developing methodology for foresight research and big data analytics;
foresight of skills and competencies.
The two sides agreed to organise a special two-day workshop to determine the agenda of joint work, and to make a 'road map' of cooperation with a list of specific research projects and other joint initiatives.
On May 16, 2019, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation held the XIII Meeting of the Korea-Russia Joint Committee on Science & Technology, where HSE and STEPI presented plans to launch joint projects in foresight and STI policy. Alexander Chulok, Director of the HSE Centre for Science and Technology Foresight, made a presentation about HSE’s skills in these fields.