Applied information and data science is a rapidly developing field of study that focuses on ways of extracting information and gaining knowledge from data. It covers the entire data cycle – from the initial concept, through the data acquisition, preparation, analysis phases, all the way to applying the extracted knowledge to a concrete situation. The term "applied" refers to the programme’s strong emphasis on practical applications. The focus is less on the statistical, IT-based principles of data science and more on applying the latest technologies and analytical methods to questions of relevance for the applied fields.
What distinguishes the course?
The Master's Degree in Applied Information and Data Science at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
- is designed for data generalists who have an overview of the entire data process – from the initial data concept all the way to applying the knowledge,
- uses a multidisciplinary approach that draws on knowledge from the social sciences, computer science, statistics, management, design and law,
- focuses more on applied knowledge than on the statistical, IT-based principles of current data technologies and analytical methods.
- places strong emphasis on working with complex, unstructured data,
- attaches great importance to developing students’ management and communication competencies,
- develops a keen awareness of the legal, ethical and social implications of data use.