On the Russian Science Day (February 8) an infographic report entitled ‘Russian Science in Figures’ was published. Leonid Gokhberg, director of ISSEK and the first vice-rector of HSE, has commented some of its main points to HSE web-portal.
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".
On February 8, Russian Science Day, the Higher School of Economics, along with the Russian Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) and the Ministry of Education and Science, released its annual statistical data book on the state of science, technology, and innovation. Below, the Director of the HSE ISSEK and HSE First Vice Rector Leonid Gokhberg discusses how research on science in Russia is advancing.
Is publication of a paper in a journal indexed in Web of Science or Scopus always an evidence of a high quality of research? How can we increase Russian scientists’ share in the global flow of academic publications? These and other issues were discussed during the online debate hosted by STRF.ru. Konstantin Fursov, head of HSE ISSEK’s R&D performance analysis sector, took part in it as a leading expert. Other participants included students and teachers of the “Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation” Master’s programme.
February 8th is Russian Science Day. How do people, directly involved in the process of generating and advancing new knowledge — scientists, entrepreneurs and public servants — assess the health and potential of Russian science today? Here are the results of a survey by HSE ISSEK researchers in which experts, representatives of government bodies, scientific organisations, universities, hi-tech companies and social organisations express their views on the state of science in Russia and what should be done to improve it.