Research Agenda – 2016/18

  • Role of education providers in various types of corporate innovation, both at large and smaller firms.
    R&D in-house – CVC’s – R&D outsourcing
  • Attractiveness of Russia as a place to live & work – for own citizens, expat Russians, people of other cultures
    • Outward flow of young talents incl. permanent relocation
  • Root causes of labor markets challenges with a special focus on highly qualified strata
    • Introduction of occupational standards & harmonization of education standards
    • Perceptions of prestige / in-demand occupations
    • Generational gaps; the newest generation / millennials. Cultural & ethnic backgrounds
    • Innovation in team & org design incl. governance aimed at boosting productivity
  • Unique practices from Russia on facilitating development of exceptionally gifted kids, and outcomes for the country & the world
  • Instruments of psychological & guidance-type support and coaching for the superbly gifted kids / teenagers / youth
    • Fact base on the severe psychiatric issues across this community at the threshold of adolescence & self-reliance
      Violence, cruelty; grievances / ego.
      Family impact, child-parent relations, social integration.
      Sex; puberty.
      Destructive pressures on kids’ minds incl. sectarian, lifestyle, dieting.
    • Family structure & integrity. Psychological abuse of children by adult family members
  • Todays’ prodigy children as young entrepreneurs (incl. the 3rd sector, as well as breakthrough technologies), leads of aspiring initiatives, volunteers on societal missions
  • Non-govt forms of learning.
    Polarities: elite vs. mass-market; economics vs. academics

    • Distance options incl. MOOC’s, e-learning
  • Fundamentally innovative models to measure quality of education systems, by age cohorts
    • School ratings.
      Goal-setting: Russian school system – among the best in the world
    • Career counseling ratings
    • University ratings
      Brand valuation. Alumni communities
    • Ratings of jurisdictions, nations / regions
    • Measurement of socially applicable competences.
      Testing, assessments – individuals and teams.
      Overarching goal = turning development of such measurement tools into a continuous, industrial-grade process
    • Navigation tools.
      Quality of providers / programs – schools, extracurricular provision, universities, overseas options


  • Skillopedia = a unified scientific ontology for knowledge & competences
  • Mathematics as a special branch of science, an infrastructure of human learning – and applicability of its various sub-domains in today’s business reality.
    Discrete math. Probabilities. Combinatorics. Big data.
  • Evidence-based forecasting methods
    Risk management. Future-focused impact assessment of various decisions.

    •  Strategy-2030
  • Neurosciences as a basis for learning methods development.
    Health state. Exercising – for body & brain
  • Phenomena and observations beyond our current understanding & interpretation