"Being a part of this programme implies knowing something that only really a tiny percentage of people on the globe know".
Master’s programme held 3 rd graduation ceremony for the students receiving their degrees. Totally 35 graduates were honored to obtain their master’s diplomas, with 9 students as participants of the double degree programme with TU Berlin. The Academic supervisor of the programme Dirk Meissner, ISSEK Deputy Director Alexander Sokolov, Head of the Department for Economy and Science from the German Embassy Thomas Graf and Coordinator of the Double Degree programme from TUB Jan Kratzer congratulated the master’s students, expressed their wishes for the future endeavors and encouraged to take advantage of all further challenges through the prism of knowledge acquired at the programme.
We spent about 10 months in Germany, the first two semesters of the Double Degree Master's Program of the Higher School of Economics and the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB). We would like to tell you about the program and about our first year in Berlin in particular. Our education is dedicated to innovation studies. We learn to conduct research of the infrastructure of innovation, economic policy and business support measures, technology development, technology management in large and small companies and high-tech entrepreneurship. The program in Berlin is called Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, the program in Moscow is Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation. The programs of partner universities successfully complement each other, but there are more reasons to choose the Double Degree apart from coordinating study plans.
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.
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.
On 21 February, 2017, Pierre-Bruno Ruffini, Professor of Economics, University of Le Havre (France) and previously Counselor for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in Russia (2007-2010) and Italy (2010-2013), delivered the open lecture «Science Diplomacy – Basic Concepts and Key Issues» under the HSE Master`s programme «Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation» for students, scholars and practitioners.
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.
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.
On April 28, 2016, professor Giorgio Sirilli, Research Director at the Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth of National Research Council (IRCrES), gave the lecture to the first year students of the Master’s Programme “Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation” on the role of science and technology in society, the impact of science and technology in crisis times and the issue of evaluation at universities.
On 18 April, Master's programme " Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation " for the third time opened its doors to potential students, giving them a chance to meet with programme directors, lecturers, and possible future employers – well-known representatives from public administration, state-owned and private companies – took part in this event.
On November 24, 2015, Prof. Nicholas Vonortas from the George Washington University (USA) and HSE ISSEK gave the lecture on an important phenomenon in modern business world — business partnership networks — to the second year master’s students of “Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation” programme. He considered many issues, such as short history, advantages, disadvantages of business partnerships, and knowledge hubs, etc.