Interview with Dr. Dirk Meissner, a Research Professor and a Deputy Head of the Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, HSE ISSEK, to HSE Look (an international supplement to the HSE bulletin “Okna Rosta”).
On 8 April the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge held Open Doors day for the Master’s programme Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation launching in the new academic year. The prospective students — quite interested judging by their questions — met the programme administrators, their future teachers, and potential employers: the presentation was attended by prominent members of the business community and government agencies.
Each country’s “innovation landscape” very much depends on the level of research and development taking place there, but one shouldn’t overestimate the role of high technologies. Along with supporting the S&T sphere, promoting other areas of knowledge creation and dissemination is equally important, believes Dr Attila Havas, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Head of the NRU HSE ISSEK’s Laboratory for Economics of Innovation Professor Ian Miles speaks about technological breakthroughs expected in the biotechnology, nanotechnology, an ICT spheres. The cutting-edge R&D may both benefit and threaten the society, so it’s important to consider challenges to the environment and social aspects of technology development. Professor Miles notes the NRU HSE experts’ systemic, profound approach to Foresight studies.
Immediately after the meeting of the Inter-Departmental Commission on Technology Foresight during the XV April International Academic Conference, most of the experts invited to the special HSE ISSEK workshop took part in the round table discussion on setting up the national S&T foresight system.
Attila Havas, PhD, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, shared his views with the HSE news service on the development of foresight practices in Russia and around the world, and talked about his impressions of the April Conference, where for the first time he is a participant and moderator of sections dedicated to foresight practices.
Professor Jonathan Linton, Power Corporation Professor for the Management of Technological Enterprise of the University of Ottawa, Canada, and Editor-in-Chief of the Technovation journal has been appointed as the new Head of the HSE Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies at ISSEK the Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge. Professor Linton is no stranger to the HSE. He has given seminars and he spoke at the April Conference last year. In this interview for the HSE English Language News Service he talked about what he hopes to achieve in his new job.
The HSE is launching a new Master's Programme ‘Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation’. We spoke to the head of the programme Dirk Meissner, Deputy Head of the Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies at HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge about this opportunity.
On Tuesday, December 10, 2013, visiting expert Gunnar Prause will deliver the lecture “Green Corridors, Innovation, and SME Development” at the HSE. The event has been organized by the HSE Research Laboratory for Economics of Innovation.