Today, universities play an increasingly important role in determining a regions capacity for innovation and its ability to transform new ideas into economic activity and commercialize them. Not only do they educate the local workforce creating human capital, and produce intellectual property, but they also contribute indirectly through their basic research activities. While not of immediate commercial value, these foundational research activities help create and advance industries in unpredictable ways.
Understanding whether innovative industries in the high-tech sector benefit from R&D activity at regional academic institutions would be useful when assessing the tools available for technology-based economic development strategies. This empirical analysis of the relationship between research activity and high-tech employment aims to inform policymakers interested in the long-term capability of regions to sustain an economic base in knowledge-based industries.
To understand the connection between university research and regional economies, Milken Institute experts focus on research spending at universities and its relationship to employment in the regions high-tech sector.
The key findings of the analysis are:
The next issue of BCG Review, which covered the most important and relevant topics: the future of the economy, development of the labour market and competitiveness of Russia in the world, digitalisation and artificial intelligence, modern approach to managing changes and client focus.
NRU Higher School of Economics and Centre for Strategic Research present an expert report entitled 12 Solutions for New Education. It was prepared by the analytical group to discuss a socio-economic development strategy for Russia up to 2024.
This joint report by Global Education Futures and WorldSkills Russia contains the results of a foresight cycle and expert meetings co-hosted by GEF and WS in 20142017 and aims to determine the image of a workplace within the economy of the future. The report studies key trends in the labor market, the problems associated with the transformation of the workplace, and the skills which are going to be necessary in the future.