Traditions and innovations in contemporary academic science

By using published sources and 35 in-depth interviews with leading researchers from scientific research institutes at the Russian Academy of Sciences, this investigation reveals that traditions dominate research agendas in the academic sciences. Recent innovations that have proven themselves in world science have not advanced past the stage of discussion or testing in Russia in most scientific fields, except information technologies. Interviewees evaluated the innovation climate in Russian academic science as very low.

Full text as PDF


Recommended bibliographic description

, Traditions and innovations in contemporary academic science, Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki [Studies in History of Science and Technology], , p.  104-110


    2014 • № 1

    © Studies in the History of Science and Technology: Quarterly scientific journal of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2015)
    ISSN 0205-9606. Индекс 70143