PhD Programme Information Science

PhD Programme Information Science is NOT open for applicants in academic year 2020/2021.

The doctoral programme is designated for graduates of MA study programmes. Its primary aim is to prepare the student for a career in scientific research. ÚISK offers postgraduate Information Studies programmes, both in full-time and distance forms of study.

Name of the doctoral programme: Information Science (7021V – doct.)

Type of study programme and title: Ph.D. (Doctoral programme)

Standard duration: 4 years

Forms of study: in-person, distance

Field of study: Information Science (7021V – doct.)

Study plan: Available at the Faculty of Arts’ website, Study Plans section

Important information regarding Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Arts

Aims of the Studies

  • To prepare scientific, concept-oriented and leading workers equipped with the necessary theoretical knowledge for the development of information security measures for scientific departments and institutions, universities of all types and specializations, and research and development laboratories in the fields of services and industry.
  • To raise top experts for qualified informational support of strategic company management in the fields of services and industry, capable of sophisticated searching methods, selection and an analytic-synthetic processing of data and information with the use of global information databases.
  • To further educate researchers and scientific workers for the founding, protection and maintenance of historically and culturally unique collections of documents (manuscripts, incunables, old prints) for the sake of analysis, book-science research and further investigations.

Programme Board

Head of the Programme Board: Doc. PhDr. Petr Voit, CSc.

List of all Board Members

Study Rules and Prescriptions Regarding Doctoral Studies

You will find the current Rules and Prescriptions on the Faculty of Arts website (scroll down the page).

Study Obligations

Profile of the Programme’s Absolvent

Expert Knowledge

  • A wide knowledge of the field of information science with an emphasis on librarianship and information science, new media and book culture;
  • An advanced knowledge of information science methodologies and application of scientific and research methods;
  • The knowledge of ethical principles of communication and the capacity for their application when processing and using information in society.

Expert Skills

  • Professional capacity to apply modern scientific methods and processes in basic and applied research in the field of information science;
  • The capacity to put to use current knowledge within the field to identify and define development trends of the development of the information and knowledge society, information politics, information behavior and information technology;
  • The capacity to formulate strategic and conceptual documents in the field of information society developments in accord with the tenets of information ethics;
  • The capacity to apply scientific and research methods in practice in order to develop highly qualified information services in all branches of industry, science, technology, state and local administration and culture.

Job Prospects

  • Scientific researcher in the field of information science;
  • University teacher in the fields of information and librarian services, book culture and new media;
  • Expert in the fields of strategy and conceptualization of developing an information society, information, digital and media literacy and related fields;
  • Research, development, creation and maintenance expert of information systems and databases from the perspective of real structure and data content, treatment processes, indexation, classification and data representation (a specific example could be an information manager or leading employee in librarian services and processes);
  • Creator of strategic concepts on national and international levels of librarian and bibliographic services (such as a creator of international bibliographic standards within international professional organizations such as IFLA, euroCRIS, ORCID standards, CERIF etc.);
  • Historically valuable manuscript bank and book collections Specialist, or Specialist in the area of rare prints, manuscripts, and archives of specialized databases.
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