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Valentina Polyakova

  • Valentina Polyakova has been at HSE University since 2013.



HSE University

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2015)



  • 2021
    The Fifteenth International Conference on Digital Society (Ницца). Presentation: Public Acceptance of Robots: Drivers and Barriers
  • Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (Москва). Presentation: Беспилотный транспорт: столкновение социальных ожиданий и страхов
  • 2020
    10th International Academic Conference "Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy" (Москва). Presentation: Digital Dreams: A Study on Factors and Practices of Public Engagement in the Digital Environment
  • Science Barcamp (Москва). Presentation: Сitizen science
  • 2019
    XX Апрельская международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: Установки населения к участию в регулировании сферы развития науки и технологий
  • VII международный интердисциплинарный научно-практический симпозиум «Медицинская антропология в современном мире: традиционные исследования и новые перспективы» (Москва). Presentation: Эволюция медиа-дискурса об исследованиях стволовых клеток
  • 2015

    5th LCSR International Annual Conference "Cultural and Economic Changes under Cross-national Perspective" (Moscow). Presentation: DO PEOPLE TRUST IN SCIENCE? PUBLIC ATTITUDES TO S&T IN A CROSS-NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE.

  • 2014

    The International Conference "Social Sciences & Medical Innovations" (Томск). Presentation: Key challenges to social legitimation of stem cells technologies in Russia

Generations Communicating in Digital Environment

Gadgets have been gaining strong, and different, influence over the daily tasks of Russians: on the one hand, they reinforce our connectedness to the world during the harshest lockdown, on the other — the contact between real individuals or even generations is getting weaker. Robots help automate routine tasks, as well as learn how to make rather autonomous decisions, and yet it is unclear, who should be responsible for those decisions. The XI International Academic Conference ‘Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy’, conducted online on October 15–25, 2021, started with a comprehensive analysis studying the social effects of digitalisation.

Russians’ Digital Practices During Lockdown

The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge has released the results of its survey on digital practices in 2020, which illustrate the changes in how people have mastered new formats to solve routine tasks.The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge has released the results of its survey on digital practices in 2020, which illustrate the changes in how people have mastered new formats to solve routine tasks.

Science. Technology. Innovation: 2020

This pocket data book contains the main S&T and innovation indicators for the Russian Federation. The publication includes the most recent statistical data on R&D input and output, as well as international comparisons.

Population’s Perception of Interaction with Robots

HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge presents the results of the population survey of perception of interacting with robots.

Creating 'Users' and Studying 'Non-users' of Technologies

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).

Information Society Indicators in the Russian Federation: 2016

This data book continues the series of annual publications by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE ISSEK). It presents statistical data on ICT infrastructure, activities of ICT sector enterprises, IT industry enterprises and content and media sector enterprises. It also presents indicators of ICT usage by enterprises, households, and individuals. Special sections contain international comparison.

Science and Technology Indicators in the Russian Federation: 2016

The present data book is another one in the series of publications, dedicated to different aspects of scientific development in the Russian Federation. It begins with tables, where together with the main science and technology indicators there are data concerning the main innovative activities.


was Russia’s ranking in the The Global Innovation Index 2014, a 13-point improvement over 2013.

Children Help Adults to Learn about Innovation

On July 18, the Global Innovation Index 2014 was presented in Sidney.  HSE’s First Vice Rector Leonid Gokhberg and Research Fellow Valentina Polyakova at the Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) co-authored the research into levels of innovation development in different countries. 

Russians Respect Doctors and Lawyers

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