Turku, Finland

Turku School of Economics

Institute for Information Systems Science

The roots for the Institute for Information Systems Science were established in year 1971. Nowadays the Institute is a part of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Turku. The mission of the Institute is to educate professionals who master both general management as well as Information Systems skills. In research, the Institute focuses on supporting companies in their Information Systems management. Issues at individual, industry, national and international level are not neglected.

The Institute has been a pioneer in English-speaking education even at the whole university level.

The University of Turku is a multidisciplinary scientific university located on the Southwest coast of Finland, in the vibrant student city of Turku. With over 23,000 students and 3,500 employees, the University or Turku is one of the largest universities in Finland. The Institute for Information Systems has three full professors and a total staff of about 25 and has approximately 20 active doctoral level students. The yearly intake for students to the bachelor level, having information systems science as their major subject is around 15 of the annual intake of 250 of the whole Business School. In addition, yearly there are approximately 40 master level students in the two international master's programs of the Institute: Global Information Systems Management and  International Master in Management of Information Technology. Information systems is a popular minor for students of many areas of economics, business administration as well as computer science.

The Institute is a member of Turku Center for Computer Science for studies within information, computer and mathematical computing sciences. TUCS is a joint unit between the University of Turku, the Turkubased Swedish-speaking Åbo Akademi University and Turku Polytechnics. All master's level courses within TUCS are taught in English. The Institute for Advanced Management Systems Research (IAMSR) in Åbo Akademi University and Information Systems Science in Turku School of Economics has formed Turku  Information Systems Research Alliance (TISRA). The objective is to increase the effectiveness and credibility of teaching and research of information systems science on the national level and develop further cooperation and trust between the research units.

Turku School of Economics is ERCIS member since 2004.

Research Topics

Management of IS and Business IS; Networks and Business Models; Work Informatics; Well-being and Healthcare IS

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