The new issue of the HSE ISSEK newsletter 'Science, Technology and Innovation' presents statistics on the growth of the number of researchers in Russia, the share of graduates hired by R&D organisations, and the growth of R&D personnel’s average monthly salaries during the previous 15 years.
IQ.hse.ru: The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge presented a ranking of 20 countries — leaders in terms of gross domestic expenditures on research and development (GERD).
Russia is ranked 10th in the world according to publication activity by scientists in the natural sciences. China and the USA top this ranking. Russia is among the top 5 countries in some fields of the natural sciences, while in others, by contrast, it makes a low contribution to world science. Historically, these results come from the disciplinary structure of the Russian science. In total, 3.7% of publications in these areas in international scientific journals were written with the participation of Russian scientists in 2015–2017.
The impact of digitalisation of the economy on the national labour market commanded increased attention in recent years. Development of information and communication technologies (ICT) leads to the emergence of new professions and promotes employment in the ICT sector. Experts at the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) have calculated, on the basis of the Rosstat survey, how many people work in ICT-related professions.
On April 10, Leonid Gokhberg, First Vice Rector of HSE and Director of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, presented a report — ‘Advanced Model of State Statistics in the Digital Era’ during panel session 'National System of Data Management: Interaction between Society, Business and State' at the XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development.
IQ.hse.ru studies how many articles are published by Russian scientists. According to the report "Russian Science and Technology in Figures" prepared by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, after a marked downturn that lasted until 2013, the publication activity of Russian scientists began to grow.
In recent years, the number of women in the Russian research world decreased from 151500 in 2014 to 148300 in 2016. However, there are more doctoral and postdoctoral scholars amongst the female population than males, according to the recent issue of the HSE ISSEK data book “Science and Technology Indicators in the Russian Federation”.
"Curie", a Swedish web magazine devoted to the world of research, refers to the data book “Science, Technology and Innovations: 2017” published by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge. David Isaksson, the author of the article, examines the Russian research field by visiting the European University of Saint Petersburg, talking with foreign scientists in Russia and reflecting on freedom of expression in Russian universities.
The HSE ISSEK experts compared data about the application of technological, marketing, and organisational innovations by the Russian knowledge-intensive business services sector (KIBS) companies with relevant figures for European countries such as the UK, Germany, Denmark, Malta, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The results are presented in the latest newsletter in the "Science, Technology, and Innovation" series.