Science and Technology Indicators in the Russian Federation
Science and Technology Indicators in the Russian Federation: Data Book. — Moscow: National Research University — Higher School of Economics (HSE), 2012. — 392 p. — ISBN 978-5-7218-1255-2.
Autors: Svetlana Fridlyanova, Konstantin Fursov, Leonid Gokhberg, Natalia Gorodnikova, Galina Gracheva, Yekaterina Khramova, Olesya Kirchyk, Irina Kouznetsova, Svetlana Martynova, Tatyana Ratay, Larisa Rosovetskaya, Zinaida Ryzhikova, Galina Sagieva, and Olga Shuvalova
The data book is the continuation of the series of publications on various aspects of S&T and innovation development in the Russian Federation. It presents statistical data reflecting the current state and trends in R&D and innovation. A specific chapter is devoted to international comparisons.
The publication includes information of the Federal Service for State Statistics, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks, CIS Statcommittee, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), European Commission, Eurostat, UNESCO, World Intellectual Property Organisation as well as results of own methodological and analytical studies of the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge.
In certain cases, the presented data specify those published earlier.
Implementing a digital analytical platform, opportunities for Big Data, and other prospects for the development of Russian statistics were discussed by participants at a plenary session of the XX April International Academic Conference.
Contemporary universities are becoming not only centres for education and research, but also hubs for entrepreneurship. Igor Agamirzian, HSE Vice President, Head of the Department for Management of Innovation, spoke about the development of the HSE’s innovation infrastructure, about attracting students to technological business projects, and about the master’s programme ‘Corporate Research, Development and Innovation Management’.
The development of a national data management system, along with its architecture and ontology, is one of the key issues for a future cabinet, believes Maxim Akimov, First Deputy of the Chief of the Government Staff of the Russian Federation. A discussion at a panel session on data in the digital era at the XIX April International Academic Conference at HSE looked into the key challenges in regards to Russian statistics and possible responses to them.
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.
The Higher School of Economics has gone into partnership with Russian Venture Company to develop and promote TechUp2015 — a national rating for fast-developing tech companies.
Giorgio Sirilli, former chairman of the OECD Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI), is offering lectures to students in the Master’s programme in Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).
Giorgio Sirilli, Associate Research Director at Italy’s Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth of National Research Council (IRCrES), active participant and former chair of the OECD Working Party of National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators (NESTI), and author of over 200 academic publications, gave an open lecture at HSE on January 21, 2015, as part of the Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation MA programme.
Foresight, a system of future studies in science and technology, is being institutionalized, brings together different levels of ‘scanning’ the future, and is branching out into new sectors. These trends were among those experts identified at the 4th annual international academic conference ‘Foresight and STI Policy’, organized by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), which opened on November 6.
Many Russians, when asked whether certain occupations, particularly those of a politician or an academic, are prestigious or desirable,will give a different answer depending on whether they are refering to their own attitudes, perceived societal attitudes, or preferred career choices for their children. So Konstantin Fursov and Valentina Polyakova, research fellows at the HSE's ISSEK, found in their study Monitoring Innovative Behaviour in the Russian Population.