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Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
— Kofi Annan

Welcome to the Department of Information Science

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: Information Science, Multimedia and Publishing Studies. Some of the areas we specialise in include Knowledge Management, Virtual Reality, and Electronic Publishing. 

We are the largest department offering Information Science in the Republic of South Africa; 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 relevance and currency 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.

 

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