In September 2014, first 33 Russian and international students commenced their studies in the framework of 2-year English-language Master’s Programme 'Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation' recently launched by HSE ISSEK.
The Master’s Programme 'Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation' pioneers Masters Education by taking account of the complexity of science, technology and innovation (STI) management and policy. Education targets at equipping students with competences which are frequently in short supply to companies and public institutions. The programme delivers competences to students giving them a global perspective and horizon on science, technology and innovation, the ability to make assessments in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy and Management, taking into account relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects, and demonstrate an awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work. The programme provides students the opportunity to choose optional courses in either STI policy or in STI management.
Students will receive instruction at the HSE Moscow, take courses at the HSE's international partner universities, do internships in Russia or abroad, and undertake a Master's thesis during their final semester of study. This programme combines theoretical education and practical experience, and includes international expertise and experience. The personal qualities and intellectual potential of the students enrolled in the programme will be enriched and developed so that they will be able to apply policy and management skills in science, technology, and innovation to work undertaken during their subsequent careers with companies, organisations and government bodies.
The Programme is taught by Russian and international experts widely recognized by the world academic and business communities and having vast experience of work for international organisations. Faculty members include representatives of the universities of Manchester (Great Britain), Strasbourg (France), Ottawa (Canada), Aalto (Finland), Lund (Sweden), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), University of Applied Sciences – FH Joanneum (Austria), Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI, Austria), Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (the OECD).
Master’s programme website: http://issek.hse.ru/sti/