Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D)

By completing the programme, students of ICT4D will be able to understand and analyse the possibilities and risks connected with the use of digital communication for the enhancement of human, social and economic conditions particularly of people living in developing countries. Students of this track will study at Paris Lodron University of Salzburg and at Wageningen University & Research.

Semester 1

Students will spend the first semester at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg.

Please have a look at the Programme Overview page for further information on the Semester 1.

Semester 2

Students will spend the Semester 2 at the WUR in Wageningen. Please find in the following table the modules and the courses of this semester.

 

Module 3: Information and Communication Technologies for Development I ECTS
Critical Reflection on Research in International Development Practice 6
Change, Interhuman Processes and Communication 6
Academic Consultancy Training (ICT4D related projects) 9
Modular Skills Training 3
Elective Subjects (Module 5)
Elective Subject II  6
Semester 3

Participants of the Master in Digital Communication Leadership start their third semester by attending the Summer School II in Salzburg, Austria. In their third semester, students must also present the concepts of their master thesis to a panel of experts and to fellow students. After the summer symposium, the participants complete the chosen track. Please find in the following table the modules and the courses of this semester.

 

Module 4: Information and Communication Technologies for Development II ECTS
Perspectives and Themes in International Development Studies 6
Politics of Knowledge and Inclusive Innovation 6
Researching Socio-Technical Practices, Innovation and Responsible Futures 6
Summer School II 5
Elective Subjects (Module 5)
Elective Subjects II 5
Semester 4

In the fourth semester, the students work on their master thesis (30 ECTS).

Please have a look at the Programme Overview page for further information on Semester 4.

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