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.
The report presents the S&T foresight study for the agricultural sector of the Russian Federation until 2030, developed by the Higher School of Economics at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation with the participation of representatives of leading scientific organizations, universities, companies, industrial unions and associations, technological platforms.
On April 26 the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge marks the 15th anniversary of its founding.
Foresight and STI Governance, a scientific journal published by the Higher School of Economics since 2007, has become an open access journal on the anniversary year for ISSEK and HSE. As a result of which the electronic versions of every issue of journal will be available on the website, as well as on the mobile applications at the same time as the print version is distributed.
Participants of the expert discussion “Technological development: global trends and Russia’s prospects” held in the scope of the XVIII April conference spoke about the country’s chances to have a new industrial revolution in the near future. The main report was presented by Vladimir Kniaginin, Vice President of the Centre for Strategic Research.