Katrin Bergener

Start of the PIONEER Master's Programme in Leuven!

New Master’s Programme Public Secor Innovation and E-Governance

With the beginning of the academic year 2017/18 our brand new Master’s Programme Public Secor Innovation and E-Governance (PIONEER) gets started. 16 students from 14 nations start studying on E-Government and E-Governance aspects. Doing the first semester in Leuven, the students will come to Muenster in Spring 2018 and continue their studies in Tallinn from late summer 2018 on!


The Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Public Sector InnOvation and EGovERnance (PIONEER) is a 120 ECTS joint master programme organized by the KU Leuven, the University of Münster and Tallinn University of Technology, and co-financed by the European Union under the Erasmus+ programme.

The general idea behind this master programme is that the public sector needs interdisciplinary expertise in order to be able to fully benefit from the potential of ICT and technological innovations. Within a context wherein ICT becomes increasingly important for the modernisation and innovation of the public sector, the sector itself needs experts (1) who are able to translate technological expertise into efficiency, effectiveness, performance and user needs, and (2) who are able to take into account the organisational, cultural, social and structural peculiarities of the public sector when implementing new technologies. As a result, interdisciplinary education has become a necessity. This is what PIONEER is about.