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.
Head of the NRU HSE ISSEK’s International Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies Professor Jonathan Linton shares his views on commercialisation of research results, on Foresight as a tool helping high-tech leaders to strengthen their competitive advantages, and recalls the events of the April conference he was particularly impressed with.
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.
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.
The first issue of "Foresight-Russia" for 2014 is out of print. All its articles are designed to integrate research in science, technology and innovation, and in futures studies.
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.
HSE Annual Worshop “Foresight and STI Policy” organised by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge has come to a close. For two days (October 30-31) at the HSE premises – just at the foot of the Shukhov Radio Tower – signals were analysed that will sooner or later show up in contemporary socio-economic policy and in future news stories.
Moscow Gathers International Experts on Futures Studies at HSE Research Workshop on Foresight and STI Policy
October 30-31, 2013 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) hosts its Research Workshop 'Foresight and STI Policy', organised by ISSEK. Well known and highly reputed speakers from leading research centres, universities, international organisations and transnational companies will gather to explore new frontiers in Foresight — one of the most requested instruments to analyse the future.