The Centre for Advanced Studies of Science, Technology and Innovation created last year and based at ISSEK is one of the elements of Higher School of Economics’ new architecture that is relevant to the implementation of its competitiveness program. At an event in the Government, Yaroslav Kuzminov talked about how HSE structure and staff are improving.
On September 24, 2015, a delegation of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan (MOST) visited HSE ISSEK. During the visit, Dr. Yi-Bing Lin, Taiwan’s Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, a world class IT expert, gave an interview to the HSE news portal, in which he shared his view of the future of IT, talked about the potential of partnership between Russia and Taiwan in different areas of science, cited some theses of Karl Marx’s theory and showed pencil drawings of Russian historical figures that he had made himself.
The Higher School of Economics is introducing new requirements for staff’s personal pages. Our colleagues who conduct research and teach are now required to list the following identifiers on their pages: ORCID, Researcher ID, Scopus Author ID, SPIN-RSCI code, and Google Scholar. Ivan Sterligov, the head of the analytics department in the HSE Office of Academic Expertise, tells us why this will benefit both the university and the researchers themselves.
Figure of the Day: 6 Reasons to Study in HSE’s Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation Programme
This year, HSE’s English-language Master’s Programme in the Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation will admit its second class to the programme. Students will learn to manage technologies and innovations effectively at all stages of the process, from inception to implementation and at the corporate, regional, national, and international levels. This is undoubtedly an extremely prospective area of study, but this is not the only reason to apply to the programme.
The Higher School of Economics recently hosted a special programme for a delegation from Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology. Over the course of a week, top-level officials from the country learned governance practices in the fields of science, technology and innovation in a special class held by HSE ISSEK.
New Standard for Designing Innovation Development Programmes Promotes Innovation in State-Owned Companies
On July 2, the Higher School of Economics hosted a public discussion of the new methodological guidelines for designing innovation development programmes (IDPs) of state-owned companies. These were prepared by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development together with the Open Government with the participation of HSE, and approved in April, 2015 by the Presidential Council for Economic Modernisation and Innovatiion Development’s Presidium. The updated methodology increases importance of corporate innovations and — through introduction of KPIs — strengthens top managers’ motivation.
In 2014, HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) successfully launched the English-language Master’s Programme "Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation". On the basis of the first enrolment rate the Programme was listed among Top-7 HSE Master’s programmes with the highest competitive selection.
The Springer publishing company shared the statistics on the book “Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for the Future. Potentials and Limits of Foresight Studies” edited by Dirk Meissner, Leonid Gokhberg and Alexander Sokolov. Since its release in 2013, it has passed the threshold of 9500 downloads at the Springer website.
Two HSE events in STI policy were featured in the May 2015 issue of the 'International Research Update' — the monthly newsletter from the European Commission providing an overview of news related to the international dimension of EU research and innovation policy and projects.
On May 28, 2015 the Higher School of Economics hosted the international workshop “State-of-the-art competence centre programmes in Europe. Opportunities for EU-Russia Science and Technology Collaboration”. The participants presented competence centres’ best practices, shared experience of implementing joint S&T projects, and discussed opportunities for establishing cooperation.