School of Innovation, Economics and Management (SIEM)


In April 2016 an international search for a Director of the School will be launched.

List of structural units to be included into the StrAU

The School will be established by merging the following academic units: 

All these academic units will be reorganized once part of the School. All faculties will be merged while new academic departments to be established as professional groups in the key areas of the StrAU’s research and education.

Key areas of research

Over the recent years, the key areas of research of the academic units to be included into the StrAU’s are:

See Appendix 2 for details of the recent research projects.

Summary of the Project

1. Goal / Mission

Educating leaders capable to provide pre-eminence through innovation in industries, markets and locations of the future.

2. Key Areas of Focus

The SIEM is being established as a business school of the third generation innovation and entrepreneurial university, focused on multidisciplinary educational programs and research, actively involved in innovation development and commercialization while being a central element in development of the University as a technology transfer hub.






3. Key Goals in the Context of the Global Academic and Research Agenda

4. Brief description of the StrAU’s role and its contribution to the University development

StrAU development will allow the University to create an innovation hub for interaction of researchers, developers and start-upers with Russian and international investors, companies and entrepreneurs. This hub will contribute to building stronger connections with the industry (e.g. through joint R&D) and create a pool of high-tech start-ups. In turn, it will lead to more sustainable and diversified revenue base of the University and enhance its reputation both in the academic and business communities.

5. Expected Project Implementation Outcomes

The key expected outcome is establishing the University innovation hub where companies and entrepreneurs will be able to obtain new technological knowledge from the forefront of R&D and combine it with competences in running innovation businesses. The hub will also facilitate interaction of researchers / developers with industry experts, market analysts, venture capitalists and innovation market infrastructure operators.

New opportunities and potential advantages for the university are related to:

Key education programmes of StrAU 2015 (Appendix 1) 

The main research projects in priority areas of StrAU (2012-2015) (Appendix 2) 

List of key academic staff in SIEM StrAU 2015 (Appendix 3) 

The new campus for the School project presentation (Appendix 4) ; the central building for the School can be rented or purchased (Appendix 5).

Priority fields of StrAU’s research (Appendix 6)

Key correspondence between expected results of the Institute's activities and roadmap activities (Appendix 7).

Key elements of organisational structure of the StrAU ‘School of Innovation, Economics and Management (SIEM)’ (Appendix 8)