PhD holders’ careers analysis shows that getting an academic degree is no longer enough for a career in research. The chances of getting a permanent job, of getting a good position at a university or research centre depend not only on one’s academic degree but also on one’s experience, competencies and portfolio.
This is the conclusion reached by researchers from the HSE’s Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), based on a survey of people aiming to establish the level of trust members of the general public have in science and technology.
Scientists found out that one in ten actively publishing Russian researchers works simultaneously at a national and at a foreign academic institutions — ITAR-TASS news agency published the results of HSE ISSEK research on international academic mobility of Russian scientists.
On 20-22 April, 2016, in the scope of HSE’s XVII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) will host the “Science and Innovation” section comprising two specialised sections: “Science and Technology Foresight” and “Science, Technology and Innovation Policy”. Experts invited from leading Russian and international universities and research centres, international organisations, government agencies, companies, and development institutes will discuss cutting-edge S&T policy models and formats. Debates on a wide range of topics on priorities of and resources for intensive development of the Russian economy, compared with best international practices for promoting innovation, will create a foundation for making recommendations for the currently being designed Russian S&T Development Strategy Until 2030.
This data book presents the results of statistical surveys characterising innovation processes in the economy of the Russian Federation. The consolidated indicators showing the level of development of technological and non-technological innovation were produced in accordance with modern international standards of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Eurostat and show the modern tendencies.
Policymakers are increasingly turning to foresight techniques for guidance when addressing the wide array of problems and challenges arising in their work. A new book co-edited by Leonid Gokhberg, Dirk Meissner, and Alexander Sokolov from the HSE ISSEK, attempts to add another dimension — namely, opportunities — that can come from proper application of foresight techniques.
This data book continues the series of annual publications by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE ISSEK). It presents statistical data on ICT infrastructure, activities of ICT sector enterprises, IT industry enterprises and content and media sector enterprises. It also presents indicators of ICT usage by enterprises, households, and individuals. Special sections contain international comparison.
The present data book is another one in the series of publications, dedicated to different aspects of scientific development in the Russian Federation. It begins with tables, where together with the main science and technology indicators there are data concerning the main innovative activities.
The latest issue of Foresight and STI Governance (2015, Vol. 9, No. 4) covers long-term socioeconomic challenges for Russia and directions for the Russia’s science and technology cooperation; technological innovations in automotive industry and telemedicine; scenario planning method and the epistemological foundations of music piracy in the digital marketplace.
The annual foresight courses which have been running at Manchester University since 1999 are considered some of the most prestigious and important for researchers of the future. In July 2015 two researchers at the Foresight Centre at ISSEK who have been students on the courses themselves have been invited this year to come and teach.