Public Sector Innovation and eGovernance
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. It is an interdisciplinary programme combining the expertise of the fields of Public Administration, Public Management, Information Systems and eGovernance.
PIONEER aims at providing students with specialised competencies about public sector innovation and the role of ICT and technological evolutions in the innovation process. It is a interdisciplinary and international programme that combines academic expertise with insight into professional cases and national experience. The programme is built on three major principles: on-site expertise where students have the ability to learn and benefit from the local context, as students will learn at 3 to 4 different locations; a balance within the curriculum between academic knowledge and professional expertise; interdisciplinarity as students have the opportunity to integrate different theoretical frameworks, competencies and skills into a set of competencies that are necessary for the public sector of the future. A specific focus is placed on the use of case studies; the emphasis is placed on how new problems in the field of public administration and public policy can be solved through the use of (technological) innovations. Moreover, specific courses are built to help you increase your international experience and interdisciplinary expertise. Added value is created by giving attention to the practical challenges of professionals in policy, administrative and consultative function.
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.
Contact person at TTÜ
Room: SOC-430, Ph: +372 620 2657
egert dot juuse at ttu dot ee
Student Counsellor at TTÜ
Liisa Margit Paats
Room: SOC-247, Ph: +372 620 3947
liisa dot paats at ttu dot ee