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Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies

The Laboratory for Economics of Innovation was established in 2010 and is a research unit within HSE University's Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK).

It brings together leading staff researchers with broad-ranging research skill sets and professional competencies. The Laboratory's objective is to conduct empirically based research in science, technology and innovation policy.

Illustration for news: Strategic Projects: Producing Scientific Results of Public Relevance

Strategic Projects: Producing Scientific Results of Public Relevance

About a year ago, HSE University was among the first group of Russian universities to receive a grant from the ‘Priority 2030’ Strategic Academic Leadership Programme and began implementing strategic research projects. HSE University recently defended its report before the programme's board. Elena Odoevskaya, HSE University Vice Rector and coordinator of the HSE Development Programme for the Period until 2030 and the ‘Priority 2030’ programme, spoke to the HSE News Service about what has been achieved this year and how the format of strategic projects is changing at the university.

10 Facts about ISSEK

2022 marked 20 years since the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge has been founded. To celebrate this 20th Anniversary, we selected key events and facts in ISSEK’s history that sparked reflective discussions in academia, set new milestones for HSE University, or encouraged development in various sectors of the Russian economy and public life.

Illustration for news: ‘An STI-Accelerated and Informed Future is Possible’

‘An STI-Accelerated and Informed Future is Possible’

The Twelfth International Academic Conference ‘Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy’ is kicking off at HSE University on November 22. Alexander Sokolov, chair of the organising committee, talked to the HSE News Service about the evolution of the foresight agenda. Two of the conference speakers, Ibon Zugasti from Spain and Mlungisi Cele from South Africa, shared some highlights of their research.

Illustration for news: How do digital technologies affect human well-being?

How do digital technologies affect human well-being?

The Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center has published the 12th issue of the scientific digest. It presents the results of a comparative study of the conditions created for the impact of digital technologies on well-being and quality of life in Russia and the OECD, carried out by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (HSE University).

Illustration for news: Researchers Explain How Massive Methane Emissions Affect Warming in the Arctic

Researchers Explain How Massive Methane Emissions Affect Warming in the Arctic

Expeditions to the Eastern Arctic and Kara Seas investigated the thermal properties of bottom sediments. Numerous zones of bubbling methane flux were discovered in the shelf of the Laptev Sea and the East Siberian Sea, which researchers believe is affecting climate warming in the Arctic. The study has been published inMarine and Petroleum Geology.

Illustration for news: Mirror Laboratories: Uniting Researchers from Different Universities

Mirror Laboratories: Uniting Researchers from Different Universities

HSE Vice Rector Maria Yudkevich speaks about the launch of Mirror Laboratories, the third open project competition held by HSE University. Teams from Russian universities, research organisations, and government research centres looking to collaborate with HSE research departments are invited to participate in the competition. Applications will be accepted until May 20.

Illustration for news: ‘I Can’t Think of a Better Time for Young Researchers to Work in Foresight’

‘I Can’t Think of a Better Time for Young Researchers to Work in Foresight’

Foresight and STI Policy are among the symposium topics of the XXIII Yasin International Academic Conference. How has foresight developed in Canada? How did academic life change during the pandemic? What can early-career foresight researchers expect? The HSE News Service discussed these questions with Jonathan Calof, one of the symposium’s speakers.

A New Pocket Data Book Has Been Released in the ‘Digital Economy’ Series

The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, in partnership with the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation and Rosstat, has released new pocket data book in the ‘Digital Economy’ series. The publication presents a wide range of indicators describing the state and dynamics of the digital economy development in Russia. For some indicators, international comparisons are available, and for the first time a section on the children and teenagers’ engagement in the digital environment is included.

Illustration for news: Russia Introduces New Requirements for Foreign Students and Workers

Russia Introduces New Requirements for Foreign Students and Workers

Vice Rector Ivan Prostakov explains key details

Illustration for news: Science and Technology Trends in International Dialogue

Science and Technology Trends in International Dialogue

Domestic and foreign policies of leading countries reveal an ever more outstanding science and technology agenda. The participants of the XI International Academic Conference ‘Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy’, conducted on October 15–25, 2021, reviewed new aspects of doing joint R&D projects that the countries have considered and ways of securing competitive advantages of national science through strengthening ties with both businesses and authorities and engaging a wider audience.