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Big Data-based Foresight for a Proactive Strategy: a Must-have Tool for Business in the Era of Digitalisation

Alexander Chulok, Director of the HSE ISSEK Centre for S&T Foresight, wrote a column for the Association of European Businesses Quarterly Magazine.

Measuring Science: a New Look from Vienna

Is big data going to replace conventional statistical observations of the science, technology, and innovation sphere? Participants of workshops hosted by the ISSEK and a number of partner research centres in Austria and Germany in Vienna on 6–7 March agreed that the role of statistics is only going to increase. The experts outlined the potential for cooperation in the scope of S&T research projects and educational programmes.

How Equality Started in Research

Legally, the 1917 revolution solved the gender issue in the Russian academic community. The doors to the profession opened for women, but a ‘glass ceiling’ remained. Ekaterina Streltsova and Evgenia Dolgova studied who it affected and why. This study is the first to present a socio-demographic analysis of the female academic community in Moscow and Leningrad during the early Soviet era.

Business Hackathon Creation Lab in Cologne

HSE students participated in Creation Lab, an annual international business hackathon, which is organised as part of the World Business Dialogue in Cologne. The forum’s partner educational, power and retail businesses will implement the best of the suggested solutions in their operations. For the second year in a row, Olga Dremova, a student of the of the HSE ISSEK master’s programme 'Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation', participated in the hackathon. Her team defended the idea of how to simplify the admission of foreign exchange students with the using gamification.

Digital Activity of Russian Manufacturing Companies in 2018

The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge continues to study business digitisation trends, and presents the results of a market survey reflecting the level of digital technologies’ application by Russian large and medium manufacturing enterprises in 2018. Managers of more than 1,200 companies in 30 Russian regions participated in the survey.

HSE Staff and Students Conference to Elect New Academic Council

HSE Staff and Students Conference will be held on 20 March, 2019. This collegiate governing body of the university convenes every 5 years. The previous conference took place in 2014. The ISSEK will be represented by 5 delegates.

Business Digitalisation Index

The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge designed the Business Digitalisation Index which measures the rate of entrepreneurial sector organisations’ adapting to digital transformation in Russia, European countries, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, and Japan. The index is calculated on the basis of the following five indicators: broadband internet access, use of cloud-based services, RFID technology, and ERP systems, and participation in e-commerce.

Managers of R&D Organisations are not Worried about Personnel Shortages

IQ.HSE presents a brief review of the new HSE ISSEK analytical report 'Business Climate in the Russian R&D Sector: Doing Science'. In particular, the publication notes the fact that heads of universities and R&D organisations were not worried about shortage of young researchers, despite the persistent trend of ageing research personnel.

International student Stefan Hanssen about his internship at ISSEK

Stefan Hanssen, a native of Switzerland, is currently a second-year student in HSE’s Master’s Programme 'Financial Analyst (CFA Institute University Affiliation Program)' offered by the HSE Banking Institute. He is currently undergoing an internship at ISSEK. Stefan told the HSE news service about the decision to study in Russia, internship and living in Moscow.

Figure of the Day: 6 Million Russian Domain Names Registered on the Web

Out of them: 5,1 million are in the .RU domain, 819 thousand in the .РФ, and 117 thousand in the .SU. Altogether, there are more than 337 million domain names in the world.