Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by the group of world-renowned scientists in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering Master's programs in 11 technological disciplines. Students receive rigorous theoretical and practical training, design their own research projects, participate in internships and gain entrepreneurial skills in English. The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements.

The Analytical Department on Science & Technology Development

The department, a division of Skoltech engaged in organizing and conducting analytical work and research in the field of science and technology policy, is preparing proposals for instruments and mechanisms of development of Russian science and technology. This department is drawing conclusions by analyzing global practices and taking into account the peculiarities of the Russian Federation. The department supports Skoltech through interaction with public authorities in making decisions in the field of science and technology policy in Russia: it monitors the trends and directions of development in world science, technology, and is interacting with the Russian diaspora scientists on tools and mechanisms to reform Russian science.

The department works actively with Russian government agencies, being involved in the actual processes of formation and implementation of state policy in the sphere of science and education. The key asset of the department is a network of contacts in the scientific community around the world, with scientists and researchers involved in the issues of reformation of science and education systems, as well as representatives of leading industrial companies. Due to its unique competencies, the department is able to respond quickly to new challenges in the world of scientific and industrial policy arising in light of development in the university and industrial environments.

The key areas of analysis and research activities of the department are:

  • Priorities of science policy in the context of the modernization of the economy and building innovation policy
  • Organizational changes in Russian science
  • Regional aspects of science and technology policies
  • Internationalization of the Russian science
  • Mobility, networks, the circulation of professionals in the fields of technology, scientists and researchers
  • Ways for development of Russian science as an integral part of the educational process
  • Management system of Russian science
  • The alignment of technological industrial priorities for the formation of a competitive environment on the international market
  • New mechanisms of interaction between science and industry
  • Technological priorities and tech standards
  • Technology policy

Structure of the Department


Department Head – DEZHINA Irina 

Irina Dezhina has a D.Sc. degree in economics (2007, RAS IMEMO). She was a Fulbright Scholar (1997),  a Galina Starovoytova Award scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies (USA) (2013), visiting professor at the Aleksanteri Institute of Helsinki University (2019). Irina worked at SRI International (USA), served as a consultant for the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,  OECD, APEC, the EU Framework Program, the Russian Foundation for Technological Development, and other organizations. She is a RAS expert and a member of an expert panel in science policy studies at the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.




Deputy Department Head – GAREEV Timur 




 Activities of the Department 

1. Monitoring of Technological Development in Russia and the World


2. Publications