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Programme Overview


The programme prepares students for careers in management and policy for science, technology and innovation, covering the full spectrum from generating knowledge to applying and using it for technology and innovation. Among the topics covered are practical technology and innovation management (including strategy making and implementation), idea generation, finance and marketing innovation. Advanced courses teach policy for science, technology and innovation, measurement and economics of innovation, regional policy and public private partnerships for science and innovation. There is no other programme in the world that addresses these issues from this specific angle.
An emphasis is placed on interactive learning. Lectures and seminars provoke lively discussions between professors and students, providing bilateral consultation for ambitious students who share our vision. The programme seeks to educate and train self-motivated experts who are fearless when it comes to raising issues and initiating change.
Based in Moscow, the programme also offers students opportunities to take courses at HSE's international partner universities, do internships in Russia or abroad, and write a Master’s thesis during their final semester of study.
This programme combines theoretical education and practical experience, and with a focus on international expertise and experience. The personal qualities and intellectual potential of the students enrolled in the programme will be enriched and developed so that they will be able to apply policy and management skills in science, technology, and innovation to work undertaken during their subsequent careers with major companies, organizations and government bodies.

The latest trends in the field of science, technology and innovations and the privileges of studying at HSE

Leonid Gokhberg, First Vice-Rector of HSE, Director of HSE ISSEK

Words of Welcome

Dirk Meissner, Head of the Programme, Deputy Head of HSE Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies