Social Informatics is a new area of study within computer science. The curriculum has been designed to match the knowledge, skills and needs of graduates holding a degree in humanities, economics and social sciences, although others are also welcome.
Candidates are accepted on the basis of an interview. The Committee pays special attention to a graduate's study history and interests, with preference for enthusiasts of new Internet technologies, and ICT in general.
Graduates of Social Informatics receive the degree of MSc in computer science and can find employment, for example, in marketing firms which specialize in internet marketing, in firms doing social research, in e-commerce, as well as the modern media and information portals.
The combination of social sciences and IT makes it possible for ambitious graduates to set up own companies offering internet services. Success in such projects is often the product of social innovation, stemming from real insight into social needs and backed by practical knowledge of new technologies. Social informatics is the study program which aims at preparing its graduates for such challenges.
Social Informatics was designed and launched with the funding provided by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway within the framework of Financial Mechanism of European Economic Zone and Norway Funds.