Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Science (by Research) in Information Technology and Society

The IT & Society domain is broadly concerned with the social role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) with a focus on the policy challenges and the institutional demands posed by technological change. Teaching and research in the stream focuses on three inter-related areas. First, it seeks to understand innovation and the organization of production in the ICT industry, or how, why and where ICTs are produced. A second area of interest is in how ICTs can be used to harness the legitimacy and the powers of bureaucracies and markets to address needs in different social domains. Of special interest are the domains of governance, education, health and manufacturing. A third area is the tools and analytical techniques that can be deployed to understand the production and consumption of ICTs. These include geographical information systems, modeling, simulation and visualization. The domain encourages inter-disciplinary research and has associated faculty members with expertise in social sciences, including in economics, economic geography, sociology, development, management, governance and public administration.

IT & Society domain:

Master of Science (Digital Society)

The Master of Science (Digital Society) programme is an interdisciplinary program intended for graduates from any background who are interested in designing, developing, deploying and managing large ICT solutions for an inclusive and sustainable digital society.

This programme is designed to create a group of professionals who will:

  • Contribute to the design, development, and deployment of digital technologies for diverse social groups;
  • Provide and manage solutions that address persistent developmental challenges in domains such as education, governance, and health;
  • Engage in policy making and in advocacy for deploying digital technologies and enrich interdisciplinary research on the digital society.

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