Information and communications technology (ICT) offers a vast potential for the improvement of how public services work, reduction of their cost, better quality of service offered to the public and society in general, design and implementation of better and more effective public policies, and closer, transparent contact and collaboration between the government and the public. It is evident, however, from our experience in Greece and abroad, that exploiting this potential is a highly complex task, requiring close cooperation among specialists in different fields (technical and administrative), both from inside and outside the public sector (IT companies, consulting services, etc.). The development of e-government services has become an important priority both in Greece and the EU. Such development not only has great demands, but also opens up a great number of new markets for related businesses.
The MSc offers students thorough grounding in the burgeoning field of e-government and in the vast range of ICT systems that can be designed for the public sector (e.g. internal support information systems, electronic information for the public, electronic transactions, electronic democracy, public engagement and participation, social media utilization, open government data, interoperability, etc.). Such knowledge and skills will enable students to be creatively and effectively involved in developing different types of information systems for the public sector.
More specifically, the graduates of the MSc in e-Government will:
- have acquired specialist knowledge and methodologies in the field of e-government.
- have developed their academic skills and competencies in the field of e-government.
- have applied the above knowledge, skills and competencies in-class activities, workshop exercises, assignments and research projects, etc.
- have strengthened their communication, cooperation and teamwork skills through group activities, group presentations and other forms of academic assignments.
- be able to pursue PhD studies in the field of e-government.
- be able to advance the science and research in the area of e-government.
This postgraduate programme is in accordance to the clauses of Law 4485/17, in combination with Law 4009/11, and is subject to the Regulations of Studies for the postgraduate programmes of studies, effective after their validation from the University’s Special Configuration Senate. Greek Government Gazette issue for the establishment of the postgraduate programme: 2885/B/19.07.2018
More information: https://msc.icsd.aegean.gr/en/egov/