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Supra-Curricular Approaches to Information Science

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Information science comprises the fields of
collection, documentation, classification, analysis, manipulation, storage, retrieval, movement, dissemination, and protection of information. The key to information science is a solid understanding of knowledge and its context for day-to-day application. Information science significantly contributes to the essential skills required for most scientific and applied disciplines and management.

The goal of this lecture series is an advanced understanding of general information science, knowledge, and its context. This lecture series (SCAIS) discusses selected fields in the universe of information science and aims to convey advanced key qualifications and skills significant for scientific work, research, and management in theory and practice.

The lectures foster an advanced and consistent understanding from integration of essential scientific fundaments and emerging technologies, e.g., mathematical machines, languages, programming paradigms, digitisation, data and information management, algorithms, realisations, artificial "intelligence", automation, and application scenarios.

The lectures and modules closely integrate education measures and cover, in compressed form, most important fundaments of education, application scenarios, information management, decision making, algorithms, and indispensible long-term aspects of information and holistic context, required for theory and practice in scientific and technical disciplines as well as in humanities on an international level.

Each lecture of the series consist of introductory parts, advanced, and colloquial parts in order to accentuate understanding and to foster application, independent of disciplines. The lectures are illustrated by state of the art application scenarios and present resources, case studies, standard products, and implementations.

(Lecture I, compulsory requirement for participation in consecutive lectures)

(Lecture II, compulsory requirements: Previous participation in I)

(Lecture III, compulsory requirements: Previous participation in I, II)

(Lecture IV, compulsory requirements: Previous participation in I, II, III)

(Lecture V, compulsory requirements: Previous participation in I, II, III, IV)

Each lecture conveys further extended content and key skills from the university lecture (Lehrveranstaltung) series Fundamental Aspects of Information Science, Security, and Computing (4 ECTS per lecture) at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. The content of each lecture is extended for embracing scientific and practical results from present research.

Dates Overview:

Supra-Curricular Approaches to Information Science Lecture Dates

Clearing information and application requests:

No registration without application!

The lectures in this lecture series require separate applications due to the fact that attendance and active engagement are compulsory.
The learners ...

  • have to be aware of the trying character of this lecture series.
  • have to decide upon whether or not it is advantageous for their academic careers to become actively engaged in order to gain credit points.
  • have to self-evaluate their skills of scientific English.

Please find information on mandatory clearing and application here.

Target audience:

The lecture series addresses to participants from all disciplines, spanning

  • natural sciences,
  • humanities,
  • applied sciences,
  • philosophy,
  • informatics,
  • medicine,
  • psychology,
  • economics,
  • legal, business, and management disciplines.

Pre-conditions for participation are a solid background in education (especially non-technical, too) and the interest in improving facilities to abstract complex scenarios and to create methodological, systematical, and practical approaches.

Issued document: Certificate of Attendance (for compulsory attendance)

Expenditure of time scope and efforts:
Each lecture represents a significant expenditure of time and preparation.
Regular four days (days depending on lecture-individual schedules, overall 6+6+6+6 hours attendance and optional/voluntary time for preparation, consolidation, assessment, and reworking).

Compulsory attendance:
For reasonable learning success, the lectures require continuous attendance due to their interactive nature. Attendees do have the chance to ask questions during the lectures.
The form of the lectures is not process oriented. The lectures convey, in compressed form, the fundamental knowledge for further involvement with the matters of information science.

Frame of content and topics:
The decision, which of the topics will be discussed and practiced and to which extent and detail is incumbent upon the lecturer and can depend on the background and qualification of the individual composition of the respective group of participants.

Assessment and contributions:
The frame of all lectures in the series provides facilites for self-assessment.
Opportunities are provided for actively contributing to the colloquial parts of the lectures.

Computers/network access:
Participants can bring private computers/network access, which can be used for inquest and self-assessment exercises during the lectures and during colloquial discussions and presentations. Use is on participant's own authority and responsibility.

Caveat and cure:
The frames of the lectures are limited by several factors, due to the nature of administrative, time, and context constraints, which are out of scope of practical modification. Participants interested in further advanced and associated topics in the context of the lectures, please kindly consider the hints given at the end of the lectures.

Course/lecture language:
Language of the lecture series is English.

Dr. rer. nat. Claus-Peter Rückemann