International MA programme 'Politics and Governance in the Digital Age'Programme Coordinator: Dr. Liisa Talving
Is digital transformation taking over the
society? How are governments tackling secure data exchange and cybersecurity?
How is and how should data analytics be employed in politics and governance?
Are governments and public institutions allowed to profile citizens? Could
digital transformation lead to greater discontent with politics and renewed
authoritarian tendencies? How can democratic political leaders govern with
higher efficiency whilst respecting citizens’ data privacy?
Our MA programme provides in-depth knowledge about core topics of political science such as modern political institutions, elections, political behaviour and ethics, combined with data-driven governance, e-democracy and critical thinking in the digital society. This is reinforced by training in data analytics, research methods and quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques.
Lecture series on digital governance
Spring 2022 series on e-governance
We hosted public lecture series on different aspects of digital governance in fall semester 2021. The lectures series featured Prof Carsten Schürmann (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Prof Ines Mergel (University of Konstanz, Germany), Luukas Ilves (Estonia’s Government CIO and Undersecretary for Digital Development at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications).
You can find short overviews and the lecture recordings here: Spring lecture series 2022.
Autumn 2021 series on digital governance
We hosted public lecture series on different aspects of digital governance in fall semester 2021. The lectures series featured Prof Vincent Homburg ( Erasmus University Rotterdam/University of Tartu ), Prof Rune Halvorsen (Oslo Metropolitan University ) and Dr Dan Bogdanov (Cybernetica).
You can find short overviews and the lecture recordings here: Fall lecture series 2021.
Spring 2021 Lecture series “Security, Democracy and the Digital World Lecture Series” with President Toomas Hendrik IlvesPresident Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Visiting Professor of Democracy in the Digital Age in University of Tartu, gave a series of lectures on “Security, Democracy and the Digital World” in spring semester 2021. The lecture series was curated by Robert Krimmer, Professor of E-governance, Programme Manager for Politics and Governance in the Digital Age Master's Programme.
See the topics and recordings of the lectures here: Spring 2021 lecture series
The lecture series is supported by ECePS ERA Chair in e-governance and digital public services project (Horizon 2020 grant agreement No 857622).