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Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge

ISSEK was founded in 2002 as a part of the National Research University — Higher School of Economics (HSE) for providing scientific research on statistics, socio-economic development in science, technology, and innovation, education and training, information and communication technologies. ISSEK research places HSE as a Russian centre of expertise in the field of statistics and new economy.


Symposium 'Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy'

in the framework of XX April International Academic Conference

LIVE BROADCAST: ApplePlayer / for laptop, desktop



Book chapter
Corporate Foresight and Roadmapping for Innovation in Russia: A Joint University Corporate Experience In press

Vishnevskiy K., Calof J. L., Meissner D.

In bk.: Futures Thinking and Organizational Policy: Case Studies for Managing Rapid Change in Technology, Globalization and Workforce Diversity. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. Ch. 8.

Working paper
Information Contetnt of the Russian Services Surveys

Luidmila Kitrar, Tamara Lipkind, Georgy Ostapkovich.

Science, Technology and Innovation. WP BRP. Высшая школа экономики, 2019. No. 93/STI/2019.

‘Isolationism Is the Pathway to Technological Degradation’

The XX April International Academic Conference continued on April 11 with a discussion on digitalization of the economy and public administration. Maxim Akimov, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and Curator of the Digital Economy National Programme, spoke about digital business models, public administration, digitalization in industry and science, and the impact of digital technology on the job market.

Big Data-based Foresight for a Proactive Strategy: a Must-have Tool for Business in the Era of Digitalisation

Alexander Chulok, Director of the HSE ISSEK Centre for S&T Foresight, wrote a column for the Association of European Businesses Quarterly Magazine.

How Equality Started in Research

Legally, the 1917 revolution solved the gender issue in the Russian academic community. The doors to the profession opened for women, but a ‘glass ceiling’ remained. Ekaterina Streltsova and Evgenia Dolgova studied who it affected and why. This study is the first to present a socio-demographic analysis of the female academic community in Moscow and Leningrad during the early Soviet era.

Business Hackathon Creation Lab in Cologne

HSE students participated in Creation Lab, an annual international business hackathon, which is organised as part of the World Business Dialogue in Cologne. The forum’s partner educational, power and retail businesses will implement the best of the suggested solutions in their operations. For the second year in a row, Olga Dremova, a student of the of the HSE ISSEK master’s programme 'Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation', participated in the hackathon. Her team defended the idea of how to simplify the admission of foreign exchange students with the using gamification.

Digital Activity of Russian Manufacturing Companies in 2018

The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge continues to study business digitisation trends, and presents the results of a market survey reflecting the level of digital technologies’ application by Russian large and medium manufacturing enterprises in 2018. Managers of more than 1,200 companies in 30 Russian regions participated in the survey.

HSE Staff and Students Conference to Elect New Academic Council

HSE Staff and Students Conference will be held on 20 March, 2019. This collegiate governing body of the university convenes every 5 years. The previous conference took place in 2014. The ISSEK will be represented by 5 delegates.

Business Digitalisation Index

The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge designed the Business Digitalisation Index which measures the rate of entrepreneurial sector organisations’ adapting to digital transformation in Russia, European countries, the Republic of Korea, Turkey, and Japan. The index is calculated on the basis of the following five indicators: broadband internet access, use of cloud-based services, RFID technology, and ERP systems, and participation in e-commerce.

Managers of R&D Organisations are not Worried about Personnel Shortages

IQ.HSE presents a brief review of the new HSE ISSEK analytical report 'Business Climate in the Russian R&D Sector: Doing Science'. In particular, the publication notes the fact that heads of universities and R&D organisations were not worried about shortage of young researchers, despite the persistent trend of ageing research personnel.

International student Stefan Hanssen about his internship at ISSEK

Stefan Hanssen, a native of Switzerland, is currently a second-year student in HSE’s Master’s Programme 'Financial Analyst (CFA Institute University Affiliation Program)' offered by the HSE Banking Institute. He is currently undergoing an internship at ISSEK. Stefan told the HSE news service about the decision to study in Russia, internship and living in Moscow.

Figure of the Day: 6 Million Russian Domain Names Registered on the Web

Out of them: 5,1 million are in the .RU domain, 819 thousand in the .РФ, and 117 thousand in the .SU. Altogether, there are more than 337 million domain names in the world.

Foresight and STI Governance no 1, 2019

The new issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal presents the results of research on innovation systems and the development of future scenarios for both developed and developing countries.

Foresight and STI Governance no 4, 2018

The new issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal is devoted to the Future of Energy — the prospects of the global energy sector in the context of the fourth technological evolution and sustainable development strategies.

Science. Technology. Innovation: 2019

The pocket data book contains main indicators characterising S&T and innovation potential of the Russian Federation. There are the information about intellectual property, S&T output, data of international comparisons given.

Foresight and STI Governance no 3, 2018

The new issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal examines the experience of different countries in managing innovations in the public and private sectors.

Education in Figures: 2018

The pocket data book contains main indicators characterising trends in the development of general, secondary vocational and higher education in the Russian Federation. It also covers key education indicators for the OECD countries. 

Foresight and STI Governance no 2, 2018

The new issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal is devoted to a variety of tools for the development of innovation in the public and corporate sectors.

Trends in the Development of the Internet in Russia

The analytical report prepared by the NRU HSE ISSEK on the request of the Coordination Center for TLD RU presents the main results of a comprehensive study of the Internet development trends, transformational changes that take place in the economy, social area, and everyday life influenced by network technologies, assessment of the level of online technologies in Russia in comparison with foreign countries; regional comparisons are provided as well.

Technological Future of the Russian Economy

On 11 April 2018 at the plenary session "Technological future of the Russian economy" within the framework of the XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development the report "Technological Future of the Russian Economy" was presented by Leonid Gokhberg, First Vice Rector and ISSEK Director.

Advanced Model of State Statistics in the Digital Era

On April 10, Leonid Gokhberg, First Vice Rector of HSE and Director of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, presented a report — ‘Advanced Model of State Statistics in the Digital Era’ during panel session 'National System of Data Management: Interaction between Society, Business and State' at the XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development.

Foresight and STI Governance no 1, 2018

The new issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal is devoted to the various aspects of innovative development and the creation of strategies at the regional, sectoral and network levels.

Facts about Students in Science

Research plays a growing role in the educational process of the country’s leading universities. The HSE Statement of Values, for example, underscores its importance, stating: ‘Our lectures and textbooks reflect cutting-edge academic research; our academic articles, student papers, models and experiments seek to expand the horizons of contemporary academic inquiry.’ In honor of Students’ Day, we present a selection of facts about the connection between study and science in Russian universities, and specifically at HSE. (Sources: Monitoring of Education Markets and Organizations (MEMO), Monitoring Survey of Innovative Behavior of the Population (MSIBP), additional materials of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), as well as results of a survey by the HSE Centre for Institutional Research (CIR).

Facts of the Year about STI in Russia

HSE ISSEK presents 10 main facts of the year, key indicators and estimates of the development of science, technology and innovation in Russia.

25 Professions for the Future for which HSE is Training Students

The labour market is changing rapidly and radically. The changes are already apparent and are certain to become even more pronounced in the coming years. Accordingly, the question 'which professions are going to be in demand in 5-10 years’ time' becomes increasingly important: what qualifications should be acquired now to have labour market-relevant knowledge and skills upon graduation? The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) experts addressed these issues in the scope of the targeted project to identify professions for the future.

Pi Indicators

On the 14th of March, the world celebrates the 30th anniversary of Pi (π) Day. On this occasion, we examined how frequently this mathematical constant appeared in our publications. And there were a lot of such π-indicators.

Facts about Science in Russia from HSE Research Studies

Science — a large branch of economics in which, the resources are consolidated, transactions are carried out, and significant units of scales are created — requires a consistent, and systemic description. For the past 15 years, the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) of the Higher School of Economics has been studying the state of science in Russia using a system of statistical indicators. ISSEK provides long-term foresight on scientific development based on foresight tools. On the occasion of the Day of science in Russia, HSE ISSEK issued two program publications — the infographic report "Russian Science and Technology in Figures" and data book "Science and Technology Indicators".

ISSEK in 2017

In the building on Myasnitskaya Street (number 11) almost 200 employees of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge have spent 247 working days, or 1976 working hours, or 118,560 working minutes. The 2017 year was a threefold milestone: Higher School of Economics turned 25, HSE ISSEK turned 15, Foresight and STI Governance journal turned 10. Lots of challenges and achievements marked this triple anniversary.