In 2022, 35 students successfully passed the competitive selection were enrolled at the programme. The background of students is the most diverse - they are graduates of HSE University, MGIMO, MSU, MIREA, SUSU, UrFU, Financial University, Northeastern University of Boston (USA); specialists in advertising and PR, international relations, managers, software engineers, economists, ecologists, political scientists, physicists, chemists, marketers, psychologists. The geography of first-year students covers both Russian cities (Moscow, Khanty-Mansiysk, Chelyabinsk, Penza, Yekaterinburg) and foreign countries (China, Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan). Many of them already have work experience in government agencies (Administration of the President of the Russian Federation), large companies (SberTech, Raiffeisen Bank, Rosatom, Kaspersky Lab JSC), private and public universities (Moscow School of Management Skolkovo, SUSU), research (Research Institute of Nuclear Physics of Moscow State University) and foreign organizations (Massachusetts General Hospital, PepsiCo), as well as their own startups.
The HSE ISSEK English-language Master’s programme in Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation is accepting applications. Studies in English, practical skills, extensive networking—former and current students shared their impressions with the HSE News Service, while Academic Supervisor Dirk Meissner talked about what to expect in the new academic year.
Professor Dirk Meissner has been working at the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge since 2011. He is the head of International Laboratory for Economics of Innovation, academic supervisor of Master’s Programme ‘Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation’, coordinator of book series ‘Science, Technology and Innovation Studies’ published jointly with Springer and a number of HSE pre-prints in the field of STI. During the ten years of his work at the University, Professor Meissner made a considerable contribution to developing scientific and educational potential of the HSE University in raising its international reputation in these areas. We have the greatest respect for our esteemed colleague and congratulate him on this anniversary!
The bachelor's programmes of the HSE Graduate School of Business in Business Administration and Marketing and Market Analytics and the English-language Master's programme of HSE ISSEK ‘Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation’ have been accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Earlier, the Master’s in Finance offered by HSE University in St. Petersburg also received accreditation in the Economics category. Having four degree programmes recognized by EFMD is an unrivalled achievement for Russian universities.