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Programme "Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation" pioneers Masters Education by taking account of the complexity of science, technology and innovation (STI) management and policy. Education targets at equipping students with competences which are frequently in short supply to companies and public institutions. The programme delivers competences to students giving them a global perspective and horizon on science, technology and innovation, the ability to make assessments in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy and Management, taking into account relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects, and demonstrate an awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work. The programme provides students the opportunity to choose optional courses in either STI policy or in STI management.

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


Essay Competition Among Second-Year Master Students

In terms of the Research Seminar course, two guest scholars gave an academic speech to the second-year Master students of the “Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation” programme. Prof. Jeong Dong Lee (Seoul National University, Korea) devoted his presentation to capability transition failure from implementation capability and concept design capability as a source of middle income trap. Prof. Liu Youfa (Shanghai Institute of International Studies, China) discussed relations between China and Russia through the prism of One Belt One Road Initiative. Seven groups of students wrote a group academic essay related to one of these topics. Three essays were awarded  "Best Academic Essay" certificates and online publication.

Bolivian Student Makes Most of Time in Moscow while Preparing for International Career

Jazmin Quevedo Cascante, a native of Bolivia, graduated this year from HSE Preparatory Year Programme and is currently pursuing her Master’s in the Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation. She came to HSE with plans to eventually work in an international environment where she can have a positive impact on society.

Second-Year Students Anastasia Narkhova and Dmitry Plekhanov: About ‘Learning–by–Living’ Approach During Their Summer Internship at OECD

Second-year Master students took an internship in OECD in summer 2016 and shared their experience about the country where Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac were born.

Seminar "Cybersecurity. The Role of Government, Industry and Society"

On December 9, 2016 the seminar “Cybersecurity. The Role of Government, Industry and Society” led by Kaja Ciglic, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist Microsoft, will be held in Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

Tudor Rickards: about creativity, leadership and president Trump

On 7 and 14 November, 2016, the ISSEK second-year Master’s students had a chance to walk across  a “creative bridge” between Moscow and the UK: to attend online lectures by one of the world’s creativity leaders – Tudor Rickards – Emeritus Professor of Creativity and Organizational Change at the Alliance Manchester Business School, Alex Osborn Visiting Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, the author of numerous books and articles on creativity, and the co-founder of the academic journal “Creativity and Innovation Management”. The online lectures took place within the course “Managing Creativity and Innovation” by Dr. Mikhail Gershman.

International Students Can Now Apply to HSE through a Simplified Procedure

HSE’s Admission Rules for the 2017/2018 academic year have undergone some changes in regards to international admission. The admission track is now unified for students from both CIS and non-CIS countries. Thus, only two exams must be passed in order to be accepted into a given undergraduate programme, while competitions for Master’s programmes only require a portfolio and an interview. The rules for International Olympiad Competitions have also been changed. Registration for these competitions ends on October 18 (for some countries, deadlines may be extended).

HSE experts estimated federal policy’s impact on Russian cluster initiatives

Evgeny Kutsenko, head of HSE ISSEK Russian Cluster Observatory, presented results of a study of Russian cluster initiatives at the 56thCongress of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA 2016) hosted in August by the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Royal Foresight

This summer Alexander Sokolov, director of the HSE ISSEK Foresight Centre, took part in the International Panel of Futurists (IPF) in Morocco. The Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES) invited a pool of experts to suggest long-term scenarios for the country’s development, taking into account emerging global technology and social trends and the quite strong role the traditional way of life plays in this Maghreb country.

Everyday Routines of Those Reinventing the Wheel

In early August, the XIV Open and User Innovation Conference took place at Harvard Business School. Konstantin Fursov, Head of the Unit for Analysis of R&D Performance and Research Fellow at the HSE ISSEK Laboratory for Economics of Innovation, was invited to participate in this event.

The Architect of Economics of Knowledge

Leonid Gokhberg, HSE First Vice-Rector and ISSEK Director, turned 55. Our heartfelt congratulations!