Master's Degree Studies
- New* -- Digital Humanities*
- Data Science
- Knowledge and information management in organizations and society
New - MA in Information Science in the Digital Humanities track
Digital Humanities is a field of research, teaching, and development found in the interface between computing and the various fields of humanities. The goal of the Digital Humanities is to expand the traditional research of the humanities through the use of digital methods and tools.
The Digital JHmanities track is gaining momentum around the world, focusing on the study of cultural, spiritual and social outcomes of computers and technology. Researchers in the Digital Humanities area aspire to focus on text analysis, automatic handwriting recognition, and machine learning. The information revolution made vast amounts of data available and in parallel data analysis and processing tools such as Big Data systems were created. The Digital Humanities track enables access to large amounts of information, and familiarity with new methods of analyzing, processing and presenting information.
The Information Science department aims to train a new and up-to-date generation of digital humanities researchers who will contribute and promote research and development in the field of digital humanities.
Employment options at the end of the Master's degree in Information Science in the Digital Humanities track comprise a variety of workplaces such as hi-tech companies, specialising in digitization and data analysis, content management companies, museums, archives, libraries, academic and cultural heritage institutions. In addition, outstanding students in the Digital Humanities track are directed to further doctoral studies in the Department of Information Science.
The goal of the MA program in the Digital Humanities track is to train the students to understand the state-of-the-art methods and technologies that can be applied in the humanities as well as to open up a variety of new employment opportunities. In addition, the trainees are provided with a foundation for further studies in the field.
Requirements - All B.A. courses average over 76 in order to continue the studies in the digital humanities track.
The program includes the following courses: Introduction to Digital Humanities, Digitization methods for textual and non-textual document collections, Evolution of text: from handwritten manuscripts to digital documents, Statistics, Programming in Python, Introduction to databases, Big Data, Machine Learning, Semantic Web, Geographic Information Systems, Data Analysis and Visualization.
Data Science and Internet Technologies
This track emphasizes the studies of advanced computer technologies to support the management of information systems in the organization and on the Internet.
The students learn about standards and tools for publishing and organizing information in the Internet, management of virtual forums, treatment of nontextual data (graphics, audio, and video), setting up network services and retrieval and provision of information from dynamic databases.
This track is intended for students who seek employment in information units in organizations in order to contribute to the analysis, design and management of information systems or plan to work as service providers, database designers or developers of novel information retrieval tools.
Knowledge and information management in organizations and society
In this track students are trained to be information and knowledge managers in different organizations.
The graduates of this track are able to manage the organizational processes and information systems and are able to provide technological solutions to support decision making in the organization. The studies focus on the information profession, the meaning and dissemination of intellectual property in the organization, information retrieval from databases and from the Web, management of information centers, designing and maintaining information services.
The characteristics of information, information behavior, information flows and processes related to the creation, dissemination, organization, storage, retrieval, interpretation and usage of information are taught and researched.
This track is intended for students who seek employment in information centers, information companies, information units in companies and/or organizations in different areas, e.g.,: industry, governmental offices and hi-tech companies.
Information Management in Educational and Cultural Institutions
The students in this specialization are trained as highly-qualified information professionals and librarians and will be able to hold managerial positions in libraries and information centers and/or to focus on research and development. Special courses in this specialization include management of libraries and resource centers, organization of information and information retrieval for different user groups.
This track is intended for students who seek employment in libraries and information centers in universities and colleges, in the community, in schools, museums and research centers both as mangers and as developers.
Social Information: The Internet and Personal Empowerment
The students in this track are trained as highly-qualified community information professionals that are sensitive to the needs of the community and are able to exploit the social potential of digital and printed information.
Because of the exposure to huge quantities of information in the Internet culture, there is a renewed need for information professionals who are able to provide social and health related information, guidelines for smart use and evaluation of information, and assimilate the value of information for personal empowerment within the family and the community. In addition, the graduates are trained as content managers of web sites and databases related to: society, welfare and health and can manage self-help units in libraries and community centers; provide social information in organizations and public institutions, medical centers and in private information services.
Growing awareness to information as an empowerment tool together with the increase in life expectancy and the digital gap require reorganization of information acquisition, retrieval and dissemination processes. Research in this area focuses on the psychology of the Internet, information needs of different groups and communities, information behavior, usage of different information channels, marketing and dissemination of information for the benefit of the individual and the society.
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