Curriculum

Target Group
People holding a minimum of a Bachelor degree or equivalent, who are having an intrinsic interest in contributing to complex societal challenges by using his/her areas of excellence and interests.

Course Options
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master of Science

Duration
4 Semester

ETCS-Points
120

Course fee
EUR 13.500,–

Language
English

Modules

1. Culture and Transition
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, UNL (Portugal)

Cyber culture
Cyberspace, Media and Interaction
Elective Courses (1 to choose)

2. Ethics and Information Systems
University College Dublin, UCD (Ireland)

Research Methods/Applied Research Methods
Information Ethics
Topics in Digital Media & Communication
Internship
Elective Courses (2 to choose)

3. Economics in Transition
Poznan University of Economics and Business, PUEB (Poland)

Applied Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis
Internet of Things
International Entrepreneurship
Economics in Transition and Institutional Change
Data Analysis Using VBA
Elective Courses (2 to choose)

4. Systems Science and Transdisciplinarity
Danube University Krems, DUK (Austria)

Introduction to Complexity Science and Social System Theories
System Models, Agents of Change & Coupled Systems in Transition

5. Transdisciplinary Field Research Training (TFRT)

6. Master’s Thesis

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of the dynamics of social systems both as a whole and as coupled systems through different scientific disciplines.
  • Understanding of the principles and processes of sustainable development and resilience in social systems with special consideration of science, technology and society issues and thereby realizing the vulnerabilities (chances and risks) induced.
  • Identification and specification underlying scientific methodologies and connected human-environment issues.
  • The recursive implications of ethics-and-technology and ethics-and-policy.
  • The nature of human technology interactions and human computer interactions and their implications on the individual as well as on the diverse arena of interrelations and social innovation.
  • Understanding of the theories, problem solving methods and results of transdisciplinary processes.
  • Ability to generate an interdisciplinary understanding of human technology interactions, technology as a driver of change, and describe its impact on society on diverse levels.
  • Ability to initiate and apply collective problem solving and innovation strategies as well as crisis resolution strategies.
  • Ability to recognize and address ethical issues in complex decision-making.
  • Ability to critically assess innovation areas of transitional processes, their drivers and vulnerabilities.
  • Ability to use research and research management skills, design research projects in groups and individually, use research methods (quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods, system analysis, as well as methods of transdisciplinary).
  • Ability to integrate knowledge, handle uncertainty and complexity, design and implement innovation spaces, formulate judgements and communicate them to a wider audience (All).
  • Graduates are as professionals, open to multiple perspectives of science areas and stakeholders’ groups, critical, committed to knowledge-based initiatives, reflective, when implementing changes, and assessing results.
  • Graduates are sensitive towards cultural, intercultural and multicultural issues.
  • Graduates are motivated innovators and promoters of integrative, co-creative, transdisciplinary processes.
  • Graduates are self-confident, realistically recognize professional perspectives and opportunities for action.
  • Graduates are capable of evidence based independent decision-making and responsible promoters of inventions and innovations.
  • Graduates are reliable and effective team members and leaders of a group, responsible supporters of professional development.