Information Science is the study of information and communications technology (ICT) in relation to individuals, groups, organisations and society in general. In the field of information science we study how ICT is used in practice today, how it can be applied in the future, and what the consequences of ICT actually are.
In Media Studies sociological and political science approaches to the study of mass media are combined with perspectives and insights from cultural and textual theory and analysis. These theoretical viewpoints are confronted with the practical everyday of media production.
Traditional mass media are in the throws of digitalisation and increasingly become interactive, while traditional information technology is increasingly used for communication, for example through the Internet and multimedia. In this borderland between mass media and information and communications technology new systems are being formed for the dissemination of information, and for communication in a wide variety of forms.
The Department of Information Science and Media Studies aims to study this vast and complex area in its research and to teach its students how to understand and handle it.
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