Pinni B 3032
TaSTI Research Centre for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
PhD Olga Ustyuzhantseva, visiting researcher of TaSTI, gives a presentation.
Today, India is a country of great achievements in the fields of science and technology. Space missions to the Moon and Mars, export leadership in information and communication technology services, significant developments in the nuclear energy sector, nanotechnology and the revamping of the agricultural sector. India - a country with a population of 1.3 billion population and a literacy rate of 73 % - is all that. What was the way to these achievements? What were the costs and challenges India faced in its science, technology and innovation development? In my presentation, I will shed a light on these questions focusing also on the unique Indian experience of developing innovation system also including the informal innovations of ordinary people.
Olga Ustyuzhantseva is a visiting researcher at TaSTI, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tampere. In 2014, she earned her PhD in history by doing research on the development of science, technology and innovation in India. Being Head of the Russian-Indian Centre for cooperation in education, science and technology, Ustyuzhantseva participated in the Russian-Indian intergovernmental working group on science and education and was the coordinator of establishing the Russian-Indian Association of Higher Education Institutions. Her current research interest is investigating the changes of innovation systems occurring due to the growth of innovative activity of society (innovation for inclusive development).