In addition to training students in the information technologies that form the basis of various information systems, we also build a multi-aspect educational and research guidance system that supports research especially in boundary areas.
In the first year of the Master course, students are required to take three specialized subjects (Information System Analysis, Information System Design, Social Informatics).
For the purpose of acquiring a broad perspective in social informatics, in addition to regular classes, there are also special lectures and seminars. They include lectures by invited lecturers from related fields, as well as talks given at research meetings and symposiums. The special lectures are a required assignment within the course Advanced Study in Social Informatics. After each attended lecture students need to submit a report.
Master course and Doctor course students can request two specialists (professors, researchers, or field experts) to supervise their research as advisors. Students are required to report their research progress to the advisors twice a year.
Students can request foreign experts to be advisors, in order to receive guidance within a large global research network.
|Seminar and exercises for Master thesis||Mandatory||10||Advanced Study in Social Informatics 1 & 2|
|Interdisciplinary Education Course of Perspective on Informatics||Mandatory||2|
|Basic courses||Mandatory||8||Students may take “Information Analysis and Management” instead of “Information System Design”|
|Courses provided by the department||Optional||4 or more||Excluding basic courses|
|Total||30 or more|