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This programme examines the complexity of science, technology and innovation management and policy. Students acquire competences that are frequently in short supply at companies and public institutions, primarily a global perspective on science, technology and innovation and the ability to make evidence-based assessments in the field of science, technology and innovation policy and management. As this field is constantly changing, so too is the programme, which is responsive to industry changes so as to best prepare students for successful careers. Equipped with specific in-demand knowledge and skills, graduates go on to careers with in management at companies, governmental organizations, and international groups. Students also have the opportunity to participate in double-degree or exchange programmes with partner universities in Germany, South Korea, the Netherlands, and Turkey.

2 years
Full-time Programme
Instruction in English
Dirk Meissner, Head of HSE Master’s Programme 'Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation'


«Sand box» for innovators

The ability to analyze trends is one of the key skills for those who are going to make management decisions in the field of science, technology and innovation. The students of HSE perfect it, studying theory, examining tools and cases. But it is known that knowledge and skills are much better learnt when resonating with the realities of life or with a relevant information agenda. Educational experience is shared by Dmitry Baryakin, a graduate of the master's programme of the ISSEK (HSE).

Admissions Made Easy for International Students: 2018/2019 Academic Year

On November 15, international student admissions for undergraduate and Master’s programmes opened. This year, prospective students can apply to two programmes simultaneously. They’ll be able to track the application process online in their personal profile on the HSE website where they will receive notifications on the stages of their application’s review and decisions by the admissions committee. The documents for visa invitation can also be submitted there.

7th Annual International Academic Conference Foresight and STI Policy

On November 1–2, 2017, Higher School of Economics will host its 7 th  Annual International Academic Conference "Foresight and STI Policy" organised by HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge. This year, the conference will be devoted to the role of society in search for grand responses to grand challenges.

Master’s Degree, what next?

On June 30, at the graduation ceremony students of the ISSEK Master's programme"Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation" will meet up to go separate ways after. It is interesting, what paths will they choose? We present one of the 42 career tracks of the students of the 2017 graduation class - the story of Daria Kuzmina, who has recently started working at the International Association of Public Transport (Brussels).

New Call for student exchange programmes with the partner universities

Application for the Spring Semester 2018 in one of the foreign universities in the frames of partner agreements till the middle of October

Great Knowledge and Great Memories

The graduation ceremony of the Master’s Programme Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation was held on June 30. 42 students graduated this year, including 12 from Europe, Africa and Asia.

Students Examine Cybersecurity Contextualization in Russia and the United States

Students from HSE ISSEK, Stanford University, and Rice University have researched how Russia and the US cooperate in cybersecurity and explored the nuances present in the approaches that each country takes in this area, including different understandings of cybersecurity-related terms. The research was conducted in 2016-2017 as part of the Stanford US-Russia Forum (SURF), a programme dedicated to developing US-Russia cooperation. Over a period of 8 months, 30 American and Russian students and young professionals worked on their projects.

'We’ve Already Taken 3 Tons of Paper for Recycling and Reduced Total Waste in Landfills'

Katerina Shipilova graduates from the HSE Master’s programme ‘Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation’ this year. And she already has her own business – a waste paper collection company called MK Service. In the following interview, Katerina speaks about how Master’s studies motivated her to start her own business, and about the specifics of the recycling industry.

How to Manage Complexity?

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.

Guest lectures of Professor Giorgio Sirilli at HSE ISSEK on April 24-26, 2017

Professor Giorgio Sirilli – Research director at the Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth (CERIS) of the National Research Council  – will deliver open lectures at ISSEK on April 24-26, 2017.