Two international summits took place in Beijing (China) on 6-9 June 2017: the Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial Meeting (CEM8), and the Second Ministerial Meeting on Innovation (Mission Innovation, MI-2). The events’ shared theme was meeting global challenges with innovations and designing common clean energy solutions. Liliana Proskuryakova, the Leading Researcher at the HSE ISSEK Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, was a member of the official Russian delegation.
The knowledge acquired at the English-language Master's programme of the Higher School of Economics “Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation” allows to launch new value chains, create knowledge-intensive businesses, and open new markets, in general, the power of science changes reality. During the Open-Door Day, the prospective students discovered what is needed to be considered for this programme and to realise the maximum potential of the programme.
On February 21, in the framework of the HSE ISSEK Master’s Programme “Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation” Professor Pierre-Bruno Ruffini of the University of Le Havre (France) delivered a public lecture on key aspects of “science diplomacy”, which is turning into an increasingly important element of various countries’ influence strategies and the main “soft power” tool in their competing for people’s “hearts and minds”.
In October, at the invitation of HSE ISSEK Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, Dr. Holger Schlör, leading researcher at Jülich Research Centre’s (Forschungszentrum Jülich) Institute of Energy and Climate Research (Germany) spoke to HSE students and staff. According to him, Germany (which the OECD calls “green growth laboratory”) is planning to completely switch to green energy by 2050, generating 80% of energy from renewable sources.
Science towns are becoming serious players in the national strategic planning system. The federal law “On the Science Town Status” becomes valid in the next year, obliging the local authorities to design long-term socio-economic development strategies. Science towns’ mayors, members of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, and experts from the Higher School of Economics discussed practical aspects of meeting the law’s requirements at a conference hosted by HSE on 5 July.
Vincent Carabias-Hutter, Head of Research in Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland) and speaker at HSE ISSEK session “Science, Technology and Innovation Policy” at the XVII April Conference, shared his impressions with an information bulletin “The HSE LOOK” about what did he liked most about the conference and also mentioned plans for collaboration with colleagues from HSE ISSEK Foresight Centre.
The fifth International Academic Conference on Foresight and STI Policy took place at the Russian National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE, Moscow) on 18-20 November 2015. The conference was organized under the auspices of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Among the speakers of the conference were officials and experts from Russia and other countries.
National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) and Brazilian Center for Strategic Studies and Management in Science, Technology and Innovation (CGEE) founded an International Foresight Centers Network. The Letter of Intent was signed on November 20, 2015, on the concluding day of HSE V Annual International Academic Conference on Foresight and STI Policy.
What should Russia’s policy be on Science and Technology? What do Russian and international foresight research results show? How is international cooperation in science developing? These are among the questions which will be discussed at the 5th annual international research conference on Foresight and STI Policy at HSE on the 18th — 20th of November.