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7,000

women engaged in research in Russia hold a Doctor of Sciences degree.

Another 33,000 hold Candidate of Sciences degrees. 

In total, 151,000 female researchers work in Russia, making up more than 40% of all Russian scientists.

By way of comparison, in Japan the proportion of female researchers is 14%, in France - 26%, in Switzerland - 30%, and in Sweden - 37%.

These data are contained in ‘Indicators of Science: 2015’, a new Data Book that will be published in the second quarter of 2015.

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11%

of Russians who hold doctoral and candidate degrees conduct research in the same academic field as their parents.

1/3

of Russian researchers recognize that to be effective they need to work with peers as part of a scientific school.

The Humboldt Foundation in Russia

On February 26-28, 2014, the HSE will host a conference on ‘The Role of the Humboldt Foundation in Consolidating and Developing Russian Science during the Transition’. Andrei Yakovlev, Director of the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies and the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, agreed to give an interview to the HSE News Service about the influence of the Humboldt Foundation on his own life and on Russian scientific life in general.