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Illustration for news: HSE Presents 6th Russian Regional Innovation Development Ranking

HSE Presents 6th Russian Regional Innovation Development Ranking

Moscow, Tatarstan and St. Petersburg are the leaders of the new ranking. Based on 53 indicators, the ranking can be used by regional governments to develop and optimize their innovation policy. The ranking presentation was held on October 31 at a press conference hosted by the TASS news agency.

Russian Science, An Insider’s View

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 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.

5%

 Only this percentage of people in Russia lead a model lifestyle when it comes to environmental friendliness. 

20 million

is the minimum number of Russians working outside their own region.

82%

of Russians believe that they can influence what takes place in the buildings and courtyards where they live.

Measuring Well-Being and Happiness

On April 30, the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research sponsored a seminar in St. Petersburg by Associate Researcher Francesco Sarracino on ‘Do people care for a sustainable future? Evidence from happiness data’. Sarracino is an economist at Luxembourg’s National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (STATEC) and specializes in social capital, economic growth and well-being; he recently spoke at length with the HSE news service about his research interests, implications of measuring happiness and wellbeing for policymakers, and his experience collaborating with the Higher School of Economics.

53%

of Russians believe that the right to free health care is the most important of all the rights and liberties that citizens enjoy in our country.

29%

of Russians are prepared to work in nonprofit organizations and on civic initiatives as volunteers without receiving money for their work.

10%

is the minimum share of accidents with victims that are not accounted for by Russian traffic police statistics.

7,000

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