27.09.2014 [News]

Russia ranks 49th in the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2014

Russia ranks 49th in the Global Innovation Index 2014, having improved its standing by 13 places, as compared with 2013.

The GII is published annually by Cornell University, the French business school INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). It includes a ranking accompanied by a report analysing the level of innovative development in different countries around the world. This year, two HSE researchers - Leonid Gokhberg, First Vice Rector and Director of HSE ISSEK, and Valentina Polyakova, Research Fellow at HSE ISSEK, were co-authors of the report, having contributed a chapter 'Innovative Activities and Skills'.

Among the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), four improved their positions (Brazil by three places to reach the 61st rank, the Russian Federation by 13 places to reach 49th, China by six places to reach 29th, and South Africa by five places to reach 53rd). India, on the other hand, has continued to slip by a further 10 places, dropping to 76th position this year.

The progress of China and of the Russian Federation in the rankings is among the most notable of all countries; China’s ranking is now comparable to that of many high-income economies (GII 2014, p. 12).

The Global Innovation Index is published since 2008. HSE experts contributed to its analytics in 2012 as well.