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
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.
Dezhina, I. (2021). The Publication Race in Russian Universities as an Impediment to Academic Freedom. Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization. Advance online publication on Project MUSE. https://www.muse.jhu.edu/article/839074
Dezhina, I.G. (2021). Podderzhka izbrannykh v sovremennoy nauchnoy politike Rossii [Picking winners in modern Russian science policy]. Public Administration Issues, no 3, pp. 53-74 (in Russian)
Dezhina I.G., Kliucharev G.A. International Collaborations of the University Science: Incentives and Obstacles. Sociological Studies (Socis), 2021, no. 6, p. 34-45. DOI: 10.31857/S013216250014592-440-48
Dezhina I., Ponomarev A.From science to technologies: new trends of government regulations // Innovations, 2020, no.10, p.30-40.
Dezhina I., Klucharev G. Russian Concepts of International Scientific-Technological Cooperation: Changing Drivers of Development // Sociology of Science and Technology, 2020, Volume 11, no. 4, p. 58-75. DOI: 10.24411/2079-0910-2020-14003
Dezhina I., Nafikova T. (2020) Global Landscape of Neuroscience and Place of Russia. World Economy and International Relations, vol. 64, no. 9, pp. 37-47. DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2020-64-9-37-47
Dezhina I. Science and Science-Technology Policy: Aspiration to a Leadership. In: Economic Policy of Russia. Turbulent Decade 2008-2018. М.: Publishing house “Delo” RANEPA, 2020. – pp.623-640.
Dezhina I.Cooperation between universities and companies under digital economy challenges. In Challenges of digital transformation and high technologies business / N.A. Kravchenko, V.D. Markova, N.P. Baldina at al. / Edited by doctor of economics N.A. Kravchenko, doctor of economics V.D. Markova. – Novosibirsk: IEIE SB RAS, 2019. Pp.150-170. DOI: 1036264/CHALLENGES2019KNA
Dezhina I., Nafikova T. EVOLUTION OF “INTERNET OF THINGS” CONCEPT AND STATE POLICY// World Economy and International Relations, 2019, vol. 63, no. 7, pp. 23-31 DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2019-63-7-23-31
Dezhina I.Human Potential for the Development of Science and Technology // Human and Innovations. Report about Human Development in the Russian Federation. М.: Analytical Center for the Government of the RF, 2018. P.34-47. (in Russian)
Dezhina I., Kliucharev G.Russian Education for Innovative Economy: “The Pressure Points” // Sociological Studies (Socis), 2018, no.9, p.40-48. DOI: 10.31857/S013216250001957-5 (in Russian)
Dezhina I., Frolov A.Science and Technology Support for Oil Extraction in Russia: the Companies’ View // Innovations, 2018, no.5, p.54-61. (in Russian)
Dezhina I.Innovation policy in Russia and the development of university–industry linkages // Industry and Higher Education, May 10, 2018. DOI: 10.1177/0950422218774974
Dezhina I.Tendencies and Prospects of Russian-French Scientific Collaboration // Public Administration, 2018, vol.20, no.1, p. 84-89. DOI: 10.22394/2070-8378-2018-20-1-84-89
Dezhina I.Russian innovation system in the digital era // Baltic Rim Economies, 2018, issue 2, p.52.
Dezhina, I.Innovation Policy in Russia and Pace of University-Industry Linkages Development // University-Industry Links: Coproducing Knowledge, Innovation & Growth. ICEIRD Conference Proceedings / Panayiotis Ketikidis & Dr Adrian Solomon (Eds.). Thessaloniki, Greece, 2017. P. 113-120. ISBN: 978-960-9416-11-5 ISSN: 2411-5320
Dezhina I., Efimov A.Tech City UK // World Economy and International Relations, 2017, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 94-99. DOI:10.20542/0131-2227-2017-61-3-94-99
Dezhina I.Development of Network Interactions: the Role of Russian Cluster Initiatives // Innovations, 2016. No.9. P. 28-32 (rus)