In 2017 a leading international journal in the field, Scientometrics, published six papers by staff members of the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge describing application of various sociology of science and Foresight techniques for the purposes of studying driving forces and directions of scientific development.
ISSEK leading experts Gulnara Abdrakhmanova, Leonid Gokhberg, and Alexander Sokolov have written a chapter — ‘Indicators of Information and Communication Technology’ — for a 10-volume set of the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, edited by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA). This publication came out in July 2017.
Biotech makes a relatively small segment of the global technology market, despite the noticeable growth during the recent decades. Ekaterina Streltsova, senior researcher at the HSE ISSEK, explored how BRICS countries are developing this industry using patent analysis techniques. Her panel report opened the biotechnology section at the II BRICS Young Scientists Forum (11–15 July, 2017, Hang Zhou, China).
Junior Research Fellow at the HSE Laboratory for Economics of Innovation, Alena Nefedova conducted a study on the reasons for choosing the Higher School of Economics by foreign students. The results were published in the journal Higher Education in Russia and Beyond (HERB).
Higher School of Economics and "Russian Helicopters" agreed on scientific and technological cooperation
Higher School of Economics reached an agreement with the holding company "Russian Helicopters" (part of the state corporation Rostek) on scientific and technological cooperation in the framework of International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS. HSE First Vice Rector Leonid Gokhberg and General Director of "Russian Helicopters" Andrei Boginsky signed the agreement.
On July 17, 2017, HSE signed a memorandum of understanding on academic and research cooperation with Seoul National University (SNU). It covers joint research, joint projects, student and staff visits, as well as the sharing of academic resources.
Professor Jonathan Linton, head of the HSE ISSEK Laboratory for Economics of Innovation, and Konstantin Fursov, senior researcher at the laboratory, analysed emergence and dissemination of innovations in various economic conditions. Results of their joint study were presented by Konstantin at the XV International Open and User Innovation Conference at the Innsbruck University (Austria)
The publication prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Joint stock company (corporation) “Russian Venture Company” and the National Research University "Higher School of Economics", is devoted to the results of the competitive selection of clusters participating in the priority project of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation "Development of Innovative Clusters — leaders in world-class investment attractiveness".
The Commonwealth of Independent States needs a new development agenda, distinct from the model based on the export of raw materials. Ways in which HSE can strengthen foresight as a basis for a long-term partnership with the CIS countries in the field of R&D were discussed at the 20th meeting of the Interstate Council for Cooperation in STI (June 27—28, HSE and Business and Cultural Complex of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Russia).