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Department of Information Science

Welcome to the Department of Information Science

The Department of Information Science offers three main programmes with courses relevant to the trends of the information and knowledge age and economy, being Information Science, Multimedia and Publishing Studies. In the Information Science programme students also study Knowledge Management in depth, and there are various specialization options through electives (allowing students to concentrate more on technology , taking modules from the Department of Informatics as electives, or Information Science or Library Science, taking specific modules within this Department).

We are the largest department offering Information Science in the RSA; we are also the only department in the country that offers Publishing Studies at undergraduate level (in addition to postgraduate studies) and the only department that offers Multimedia (specifically Multimedia Programming, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level). We value the currentness of our knowledge and courses. In 2002, we became the first department, and University, to offer postgraduate certificate courses in Competitive Intelligence, and Information and Knowledge Management.

We are very proud of our relationship with the departments of Informatics and Computer Science – our sister departments in the School of Information Technology.

 

 

News

Prof Tiaan de Jager gives an African perspective on environmental issues in Geneva - 15/04/2014
Prof Tiaan de Jager, Deputy Dean: Research in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Sustainable Malaria Control, is an expert on the effect of the presence of pharmaceuticals in the environment in Africa. It was on account of this expertise that he was invited by the German Federal Government Environment Protection Agency and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to address them on the effect of pharmaceuticals on the environment in Africa.
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Tax specialist nominated for an Education Innovation Award - 15/04/2014
A senior lecturer in the Department of Taxation, Ms Theresa van Oordt, has been nominated for the Laureate Award for Education Innovation.
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Faculty of Education awards Honorary Doctorate to Prof JW Creswell - 14/04/2014
JW Creswell is professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research output includes many articles on mixed methods research, qualitative methodology and general research design, as well as 22 books.
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Research Focus: Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives: Profit by non-financial motivators - 14/04/2014
“Often neglected non-financial motivators could prove highly effective in improving employee productivity,” Dr Melanie Wiese and Dr Ronel Coetzee of the University of Pretoria’s Department of Marketing Management conclude in an article in the Southern African Business Review.
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TuksFM shines again at the 2014 MTN Radio Awards - 14/04/2014
The best of SA radio was honoured at the fifth annual MTN Radio Awards gala dinner at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 12 April 2014. Tuks FM walked away with nine awards including the prestigious "Campus Station of the Year" award for the third consecutive year.
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University of Pretoria seals collaboration with Georgia State University - 14/04/2014
A long-standing institutional relationship between the University of Pretoria (UP) and Georgia State University, USA was sealed recently with the signing of a memorandum of understanding.
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Faculty of Engineering Built Environment and Information Technology awards Honorary Doctorate to Prof RL Baskerville - 11/04/2014
Prof Baskerville congratulated all his fellow graduates at the ceremony and made special mention of those who graduated as the first people in their family to get a degree because he was also the first person in his family to go to university and get a degree. He told the graduates that "Getting a first degree is like opening up a bag of crisps, once you taste one, you want the whole bag." In his inspiring talk, he encouraged graduates to stand on the shoulders of giants and constantly seek new horizons and ways of looking at things.
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