Data and Information Scientists are specialists in the preparation, organization and analysis of data and information of all kinds and have in-depth knowledge of the technologies that are necessary to design different information systems.
he seven-semester course Data and Information Science combines the basics of classical information science with the mathematical-technical processes of data science. After a joint basic course of three semesters, it is possible to specialize in one of the two fields of study:
The combination of different compulsory elective modules also allows more flexible course planning without explicit in-depth study.
Digging into data
Core Information Science
Graduates of the Data and Information Science (B.Sc.) program have a wide range of career entry opportunities. The job titles are as diverse as the areas of application
Data scientist or (big) data analyst
With these or similar job titles, specialists for professional data analysis are sought across industries. The focus here is on the analysis and interpretation of facts and figures as well as the ability to convey the knowledge gained in an understandable and convincing manner. This not only requires in-depth knowledge of the visualization and preparation of data, but also very good communication and presentation skills. In addition, (advanced) programming skills are typically required.
Research and market analyst, research specialist or knowledge manager, information manager
We are looking for the "classic" information professional who combines relevant IT knowledge with predictive analytics. Information professionals research and analyze reliable information based on in-depth knowledge of sources and solid industry knowledge. Here, too, a focus is on the preparation and the corresponding visualization of this information. In addition, the organization of internal and external data (knowledge management) also plays a major role.
Data librarian or IT system librarian or employee in the field of research data management
The library-specific job boards are generally looking for employees with library skills in combination with IT skills. Programming skills, database languages, scripting languages ??and data management skills (also in the research process: research data management), library management systems and knowledge of bibliometrics and data security are required.
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