At the end of September, 2012 Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) launched "Science, Technology and Innovation" (STI) working paper series in the framework of the Higher School of Economics “Working Papers of the Basic Research Program” (HSE WP BRP). Currently it is one of the youngest among all HSE WP BRP series, nevertheless the most popular among them.
A preprint published in the SSRN by Liliana Proskuryakova, Gulnara Abdrakhmanova and Hans Pitlik analyses the relationship between some aspects of e-government and corruption in the public sector. The preprint continuously appears among the top ten downloaded papers in relevant thematic topics and e-journals of SSRN data base.
Speaker on the ISSEK section Mu Rongping, director of the Institute of Policy and Management of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, shared Chinese experience in policy making based on long-term Foresights.
The head of the HSE ISSEK International Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies Jean Guinet commented on the key points of his paper “Increasing Efficiency of National Innovation System: Centres of Excellence’s Role”
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 gave a presentation ‘Centers of Excellence. Research Strategy and Portfolio Planning’ at the XIV HSE April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development. He gave a special interview to the HSE news service.
How to evaluate research performance and efficiency of S&T activities? An attempt to find response on these and related questions was undertaken by the participants of the roundtable "Monitoring Economics of Science: Main Results and Development Prospects" that was organized by the HSE ISSEK at the 2nd day of the XIV April Conference.
How centres of excellence should be run? According to which principles they should be funded? How their performance should be assessed? These issues attracted the most attention at the concluding sessions of the ISSEK’s seminar “Global Trends in Public R&D Investments” which took place on 4 April as part of the HSE’s XIV April International Academic Conference
On 4 April, as part of the HSE’s XIV April International Academic Conference, HSE ISSEK hosted a seminar “Global Trends in Public R&D Investments: Designing, Setting Up and Running Centres of Excellence”
The article “S&T&I priorities for the Russian natural resources sector” by the HSE ISSEK researchers Sergey Shashnov (Department for Strategic Foresight) and Anna Sokolova (Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies) is published in the «Foresight».
Cooperation with the University of North Carolina in the field of energy efficiency: development of roadmaps and educational courses.
In December 2012, Konstantin Vishnevskiy, the research fellow of the Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies ISSEK HSE had a working visit to the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, USA). Young scientist demonstrated some principles of the elaboration of roadmaps and the system of statistical indicators in the field of energy efficiency and he had a look at approaches to promote the ideas in the field and experience in the development of training courses.