The analytical report commissioned to the HSE ISSEK by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation presents the results of the pilot surveys of the Russian engineering and industrial design market, and describes methodological aspects of the monitoring.
Of Russians aged between 25-64 have higher education. The share of people with higher education increases in younger age groups. This data is presented in the latest HSE ISSEK statistical yearbook “Indicators of Education 2017”.
The latest HSE ISSEK bulletin in the “Science, Technology, and Innovation” series presents data about use of e-commerce by Russian individuals and enterprises. Almost every fourth Russian (23%) ordered goods or services via the internet in 2016. 12% of the business sector enterprises used the net to sell their products and services in 2015, and 17% made electronic purchases.
What kind of support innovative clusters need to become world leaders in attracting investments? What affects the success of cluster policies in megalopolises? These and other issues were discussed at the II St. Petersburg International Cluster Conference; Evgeny Kutsenko, Head of the Russian Cluster Observatory, and Vasily Abashkin, its Leading Expert, took part.
The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) was held on 1—3 June 2017. This year the Higher School of Economics took part in the business, discussion, and exhibition programmes. HSE had its own stand featuring an interactive presentation “What’s going to happen to humankind in 25 years’ time?”, based on the results of the HSE ISSEK “Monitoring Global Technology Trends” study.
The publication presents statistical data reflecting the current values and dynamics of major indicators measuring education and literacy in the Russian Federation, the number of students, links between the education sector and the labour market, and the funding allocated to this sector.
According to a popular belief, the Russians are interested in science, believe it to be beneficial to the society, and tend to embrace all the latest scientific achievements. But is it really so? Yury Voynilov, an expert at the HSE ISSEK, revealed the common myths about the Russians’ attitude towards science and cutting-edge technologies at the lecture delivered at the ZIL Cultural Centre.
Russia proposes stepping up international cooperation to support innovative clusters, fast-growing high-tech companies, and technology commercialisation in the APEC. The Russian delegation presented relevant initiatives on innovation-based development in the Asia-Pacific region (designed with the participation of HSE expert) at the 10th meeting of the APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology, and Innovation (May 11-13, 2017, Hanoi, Vietnam). The proposals were accepted, and their implementation will start in the autumn of 2017.
Katerina Shipilova graduates from the HSE Master’s programme “Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation” this year. And she already has her own business — a waste paper collection company called MK Service. In the following interview, Katerina speaks about how Master’s studies motivated her to start her own business, and about the specifics of the recycling industry.
The knowledge acquired at the English-language Master's programme of the Higher School of Economics “Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation” allows to launch new value chains, create knowledge-intensive businesses, and open new markets, in general, the power of science changes reality. During the Open-Door Day, the prospective students discovered what is needed to be considered for this programme and to realise the maximum potential of the programme.