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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 5.58k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 5.58k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 七月 2016

    The program targets at equipping students with competences which are frequently in short supply to companies and public institutions. It teaches students a thorough understanding of how innovations are generated in daily operations and also of how the political framework conditions are developed, set and implemented and their impact on innovation management.

    The program 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. It provides students the opportunity to choose optional courses in either STI policy or in STI management.

    This program combines theoretical education and practical experience. It includes international expertise and experience and enriches students’ personal characteristics as well as their intellectual potential that will enable them to apply science, technology and innovation policy and management skills in companies, organizations or in government bodies.

    What makes the program unique?

    Regardless if you look for employment in public service, industry or academia – the Master program provides students with a wide spectrum of competences.

    The program meets the requirements of industry – a real case job description for an innovation manager.


    There are four principle opportunities for students to find internship places:

  • They might be occupied with an ongoing position in an organization. In this case a dedicated internship program with the employer needs to be developed and approved.
  • Proposed internships places by HSE. HSE ISSEK will propose potential internship places and agree on the internship program with the host organization. It could be federal ministries (for example, RF Ministry of Education and Science, RF Ministry of Natural resources and ecology), large companies (for example, Gazprom, Rosneft, Aeroflot) and other organizations.
  • Internship within the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge. Students will be employed as research assistants at HSE ISSEK.
  • Own initiative. Students propose internships on their own initiative.
  • Foreign partners:

    HSE has started discussions with leading international universities. HSE students have a chance to attend courses at foreign universities with up to 30 credits obtained there that are recognized for the HSE degree. In addition, HSE and foreign universities exchange faculty in selected courses. After the initial phase of the MP it’s intended to extend the cooperation towards double degrees issued by HSE and international partner universities.

    This opens HSE MP students the opportunity to select a number of courses from other universities worldwide and allows international students to spend a limited period of time at HSE to attend courses and obtain credits accepted at their home institutions.

    Type of Course

    Minimum creditsrequired

    Core courses

    39 ECTS

    Elective courses

    21 ECTS

    Course work

    3 ECTS

    Research seminar

    17 ECTS

    Adaptive courses



    16 ECTS

    Master thesis

    24 ECTS

    Master Programme

    120 ECTS

    Core courses

    Core courses are mainly included in the first year of the programme. These courses are preparatory in nature and help set the ground for specialization and elective courses. Core courses include lectures, seminars and self study. During lectures assignments are given to students’ which is essential part of the final grade for the course. Seminars are topic specific; each student writes essays on a chosen topic and gives a presentation or engages in targeted project work.

    Elective courses

    Elective courses are specific courses for a specialised education (STI management or STI policy) providing in-depth state of the art knowledge on respective challenges and problems. A student has to choose at least 7 elective courses which are necessary to meet the final degree requirements.

    Course work

    During the first year of studying students complete course works in either an essay form or a project form.

    Research seminar

    During the research seminar students are trained to work on academic projects, academic writing, presentation skills and essay and thesis preparation in the first module. In the subsequent modules students carry out independent research tasks and write an essay in each module. Essay writing is complemented by presentations of the essay and discussion among the students.

    Adaptive courses

    Adaptive courses at the beginning of the programme provide students with basic knowledge about management and policy making.

    Master thesis

    The Master Thesis is prepared during the final 2 modules (2nd year, modules 3 and 4) accompanied by practical work. The Master thesis theme will be defined according to the Master programme topics. The practical work should follow the Master thesis topic with special emphasis on solving practical problems using knowledge and competences acquired during the programme and preparing the Master thesis. The Master thesis is awarded with 24 credits.


    The internship programme is designed to allow students to engage in professional relationships with ministries, agencies and corporations. NRU HSE will advise students and provide a number of internships with selected institutions. The internship programmes will be negotiated by the student with the prospective employer. NRU HSE will approve the agreements and assure that internship positions are in accordance with the Master programme curriculum. After the practical work students prepare a report outlining the major duties and results of their internship. 11 credits will be awarded for the internship.


    Students applying for the Master course need to possess the following skills and competences: Bachelor or specialist degree (at least 180 ECTS or equivalent) in engineering or natural sciences, management, economics, political science, public administration, sociology, law or any other field with an above average resultGood command of EnglishSelf-organized and problem solving skillsStructured and analytical capabilitiesPrior work experience in industry or public service is desirable but not obligatory

    The program offers 20 state-funded and 20 self-funded places for students. There are opportunities for tuition discounts, tuition waivers and scholarships for top students.


    The program is accredited by National Research University "Higher School of Economics" and Eindhoven University of Technology

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