The population of Russia is losing "innovative" instinct
28 September 2016
Only 18% of Russians are strongly convinced in the benefits of science and technology.
Daily practices of "bycicle inventors"
15 September 2016
Early August senior researcher at the Laboratory for Economics of Innovation ISSEK HSE Konstantin Fursov took part at the XIV International conference on open and user innovation helded by Division for Analysis of RnD perfomance at Harvard University.
Russia was one of the last in the list of countries where population admire science and technology
30 August 2016
The ISSEK survey showed controvertial attitude to science and technology among Russia population.
Savvy for domestic consumption
29 August 2016
You can shoe a flea, it is possible to invent a bicycle - whatever the need may arise, there will always be craftsmen. As for ingenuity Russians will give odds to US, Japan and South Korea residents. However patanting ideas are usually considered as meaningless and even harmful. Therefore to get some benefits from the "innovations" it would be better to stay in the shade.
Russia won the penultimate place on the positive evaluation of science and technology
25 August 2016
Russia won the penultimate place among more than 30 countries in terms of a positive assessment of the role of science and technology in society in 2015.
Over 20% of Russians assesed scientific and technical progress as harmful
24 August 2016
Public opinion pollconducted by HSE states that every fifth Russian citizen considers scietific and technical progress as harmful.
Konstantin Fursov: "It is important to talk about your own invention s widely as possible"
16 August 2016
The study of user-innoivaion in Russia. The iterview with Konstantin Fursov, HSE Associate Professor, Senior Researcher of International Laboratory for Economics of Innovation.
What and why Russians invent?
03 August 2016
In Russia every tenth citizen is engaged in "domestic" innovations.
Forever young technician
02 August 2016
Why Russians are the leaders in user innovations?
Of embryos & man
06 June 2016
The Netherlands announced plans to grow human embryos for experiments. What will it give to mankind: the additional chance of survival or even one page of questionable experiments on human material?
How to grow biomedical innovations in a pig
06 June 2016
A team from the University of California has created a “genetic niche” in the pigs’ DNA that will allow them to inject human stem cells into the pig embryos. Will the society accept this innovation? ISSEK survey results highlight the problem.
Demand for innovations
25 May 2016
Russian News Agency TASS published an article which highlights core results of ISSEK mass survey on perception of new technologies. The survey had shown that Russians are moderately interested in wearing smart clothing or using solar cells at home but concerned about the new biomedical technologies.
What it means to be an engineer in the 21st century
7 Mar 2016
Mass survey conducted by ISSEK shows that public opinion about engineers differs from stereotypes about this profession. The majority of respondents do not imagine an engineer as a closed and unsociable person. For contemporary engineers it is very important to have good communication skills.
Not Aware but Beware: Russians’ Paradoxical Attitude to Achievements in Research
8 Feb 2016
Russians do not show much interest in information about science and technology, despite being certain that they are knowledgeable about the topic. And they differ from Europeans in this. The average proportion of those who read popular science journals in Europe is 4 times higher than in Russia, but Europeans are more modest in evaluating their awareness about achievements in research than Russians.
Russian Science, An Insider’s View
4 Feb 2016
February 8th is Russian Science Day. How do people, directly involved in the process of generating and advancing new knowledge — scientists, entrepreneurs and public servants — assess the health and potential of Russian science today? Here are the results of a survey by HSE ISSEK researchers in which experts, representatives of government bodies, scientific organisations, universities, hi-tech companies and social organisations express their views on the state of science in Russia and what should be done to improve it.
Do people trust in science?
20 Nov 2015
Fifth LCSR International Annual Research Conference “Cultural and Economic changes under cross-national perspective” came to a close on Friday, November 20th in Moscow. The conference aimed at developing empirical quantitative comparative (cross-country and cross-regional) studies in social science. Konstantin Fursov gave a special lecture on public attitudes to S&T in a cross-national perspective.
Public understanding of science and technology in the OECD member countries and beyond
19 Oct 2015
As noted in the OECD initiative aimed at analysis of public attitudes to science and technology "...rapid scientific advances and technological change have pervasive effects on social structures and the daily life of individuals. Over the years, they have raised both expectations for increased well-being and concerns about possible risks associated with new technologies and adverse effects on the environment. In such a context, social acceptance of new avenues for scientific research increasingly requires a permanent dialogue with an informed civil society". Key figures illustrating public understanding of science and technology in the OECD member countries and beyond are available in a recent OECD report.
The social sciences and the humanities are beginning to play an increasing role in technology and innovation studies: it becomes obvious that the long-term social effects of scientific and technological development are important side of it. Similar studies are gaining momentum in Russia. For instance, HSE ISSEK has been measuring public perception of science, technology and innovation indicators in the framework of 'Monitoring the Innovative Behaviour of the Population' for more than 10 years. It latest results were presented by Alena Nefedova at the International scientific-practical conference 'Russian User Studies' (November 29 – December 1, 2018, St. Petersburg).
On the Russian Science Day (February 8) an infographic report entitled ‘Russian Science in Figures’ was published. Leonid Gokhberg, director of ISSEK and the first vice-rector of HSE, has commented some of its main points to HSE web-portal.
On January 24, 2018, the Higher School of Economics jointly with RVC JSC held an expert discussion on indicators and instruments of the government’s policy of innovative development, designed for the National Report on Innovation in Russia — 2017.