The Department of Information Science is unique in South Africa. We offer three main programmes with courses relevant to the trends of the information and knowledge age and economy and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Information Science , Multimedia and Publishing Studies .
Some of the areas in which we specialise include Knowledge Management, Virtual Reality, and Electronic Publishing. In addition to under- and postgraduate programmes in these areas, we also offer a Masters degree in Information Technology (specialising in Library and Information Science).
We are one of the largest departments offering Information Science in the Republic of South Africa; we are also the only department in the country that offers Publishing at undergraduate level (in addition to postgraduate studies) and the only department that offers Multimedia (specifically Multimedia Programming, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level). Our undergraduate and honours programmes in Information Science include Competitive Intelligence and Information and Knowledge Management. We value the relevance and currentness of our knowledge and courses.
We are very proud of our relationship with the departments of Informatics and Computer Science – our sister departments in the School of Information Technology.
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing away of our former Head of our department Information Science, Prof Hans Boon on Friday, 30 April 2021. Our sincere condolences to his wife, Truus, and his extended family and friends.
In memory of Prof Boon, please click here.
Prof Ina Fourie
Head: Department of Information Science