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11 reasons to study Social Informatics

You do not know which study programme to enrol? Cannot decide between the social and natural sciences?

Here you have 11 reasons why Social Informatics might be the right choice for you.


Internet, Facebook, smart phones, and other new technologies are increasingly entering into our lives. Similarly informatics is increasingly intertwined with the social sciences. Social aspects (social networks, privacy, virtual organization and communication, etc.) of information products / services are therefore becoming increasingly important.
For the understanding of contemporary society - and for functioning in it – interdisciplinarity is the key.



The study program integrates social sciences (sociology, communication studies, political sciences, etc.), research (methodology, statistics) and informatics. In addition to the specific courses in the field of social informatics (e-governance, e-commerce, online communities, social networks, etc.) it is also possible to choose courses of all other programmes at Faculty of Social Sciences.

This enables each student to adapt the curriculum to their own interests.


Social informatics is a relatively new field. Examining broader social aspects of computerization began with the mass introduction to computers since 1970.

Study of Social Informatics at the Faculty of Social Sciences was the first study of social informatics in the world and has been running since 1985.


Graduates in Social Informatics have broad areas of employment, from social sciences to computer science. Formally, the most common graduates job position is data analyst and project manager, while typical areas of work are: web services and analytics, computer science, marketing research methodology / statistics, as well as consulting, entrepreneurship, management, and academia.



Social informatics gives graduates the opportunity to proceed with their study and career in the field of computer and information science, as well as in a wide range of social sciences, economics, statistics, and business.

In our career we are going to change quite a few jobs (employers) as well as positions, therefore this is an important comparative advantage.


Social Informatics is a programme not only for the best performing high school students but also for those how would like to get out most out of their undergraduate study. A lot of applied work, excellent instructors, relatively small learning groups, diversified courses – allow students to develop skills that enable them to become profiled graduates..

Social Informatics graduates are successful and employable. The proportion of graduates of Social Informatics that obtain a PhD is extremely high.


Professors of Social informatics are among the best lecturers at the Faculty of Social Sciences, which is shown by student evaluations and (international) prizes. All lecturers regularly teach at international summer schools or as invited speakers at international conferences.


Most professors of Social informatics are members of one of the most successful research teams in Slovenia " Social Science Methodology and Informatics". They publish in the most prestigious scientific journals / publishers and have been recognized by global academic community (citations, invited lectures). They are involved in many research projects, both domestic and European, which is also the opportunity for students to come into contact with high-level research work.


Students of Social Informatics are the most satisfied students at Faculty of Social Sciences, which has been consistently confirmed for many years by student satisfaction evaluations of the study programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

In addition, evaluations show that students at Faculty of Social Sciences are among the most satisfied students of all social sciences faculties in Slovenia.


Within the Faculty of Social Sciences there are many opportunities for study abroad; Faculty of Social Sciences in this respect is one of the leading faculties at the University of Ljubljana.


Master of Social Informatics provides undergraduates with the opportunity to further develop their skills with the focus on the analysis of the phenomena of the information society, the role of new technologies in social science research, project management, e-commerce, web services and data analytics.

The program continues at the doctoral level, which is divided into three directions: social informatics, social science methodology and social science statistics.


More information:

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