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Science and innovations in Russia in 2018

Irina Dezhina

Published Papers from Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy

Abstract: The past year marked the start of drawing up new integrated technological development plans for the Russian science and technology. The plans were originally presented by an Executive Order of the Russian President and then evolved into a nationwide project called “The ‘Science’ National Project” which is in turn linked to the Strategy for Scientific and Technological Development of the Russian Federation adopted in 2016 as well as a national program called “Digital Economy of the Russian Federation.” In addition to the plans, there were some important organizational changes that led to the ultimate separation of former academic research institutes from the Russian Academy of Science (the Academy) and to the establishment of a single Ministry of Science and Higher Education with authority over institutions of higher education and research-performing organizations, while the Academy was granted the legal status of public expert organization. Other important changes include positive moves towards the development of science in institutions of higher education and more active position of regional government authorities with regard to scientific and technological development. Yet, no breakthroughs or visible changes in technological innovations took place.

Keywords: Russian economy; R&D; science; technology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O31 O32 O3 I28 I2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 24 pages
Date: 2019, Revised 2019
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