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Digital Business & Economics

Economic processes change. New business models and changed value creation structures require new economic ways of thinking and perspectives.

“Disruption” is probably one of the most frequently used terms in connection with the advancing digitalization.

There are blockchain technology applications, large amounts of data and their growing influence on business processes. 

Furthermore there’s artificial intelligence, in which potentials and risks have to be constantly evaluated. These factors are all interfering with everyday business life at an increasing pace.

Data Analytics

We live in the information age, where a deluge of data is being generated by human activity, scientific data collection processes, business transactions, and adoption of new technologies.

Distilling the knowledge contained in such big volumes of data has the potential to transform science, technology, business and arts, and it can revolutionise how the human society is organised and how it functions.

Data science is a new discipline that has emerged and it has the objective to provide

the underlying theory and the necessary tools to cope with the data revolution.

The goal of the analytics and data science focus is to educate how to become proficient in making sense of such big data, and how to apply data analysis skills on their domain of expertise.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence has developed into one of the core disciplines of computer science, combining symbolic reasoning (usually logic based), and optimised algorithms to provide solutions to complex and computationally difficult problems such as machine learning, visual recognition, natural language processing, planning and robotics.

This focus presents the main issues encountered in artificial intelligence and introduces approaches to deal with them.

Artificial Intelligence is the study of the science of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. In this field we try to understand human intelligence and after it we use computers

to adapt (i.e. implementing using computer programs) this intelligence.

This focus contains concepts from many other subjects of computer science and it uses these concepts to give practical solutions for the benefit of human beings. A.I. is widely used in many fields such as robotics, decision making, diagnostic, planning, games etc.

Cyber Security

Cyber security is more relevant than ever as attacks on businesses and their infrastructures continue to increase.

Traditional protection concepts, which are purely aimed at prevention, are no longer sufficient.

Technology alone cannot provide sufficient protection. Rather, it requires measures at management, technology and employee level, which are all interlinked.

By linking the measures at the various levels, it is possible to prevent attacks, ward them off and minimise their damage. However, technology has an almost unmanageable complexity and must be understood.

This focus develops the skills the student need for a career as a cyber security professional, working in a rapidly growing and vitally important industry.

BUDS blends core computer science disciplines with specialist areas of cyber security such as:

– cryptography
– security technologies
– computer communications and networks
– electronic business

Communication & Media

The programme offers core modules focusing on fundamental concepts, complemented by an exciting range of optional modules representing the breadth of issues and topics relevant to media and digital communications today.

The modules and structure of the programme have been prepared in consultation with leading academics, digital entrepreneurs, industry insiders, recent graduates and a range of students.

This focus explores the use, design, and implications of digital communication and information technologies.

Courses cover topics such as how people learn, work, play, organize, and otherwise interact in digital environments, as well as the social, political, cultural, psychological and economic effects of digital media.

Students in this focus also gain relevant experience through research and internship opportunities.

Digital Law and Policy

Digital Interaction plays a significant role in everyday activities through computational power and interconnected technologies. Smart devices may well be driven entirely by a smart computer using algorithms and artificial intelligence, rely on distributed ledger technologies like the Blockchain or others.

These emergent technologies inter-connected via computers and largely through social interactions on the internet, have transformed the way we communicate, do business, and develop our creative works (ideas). While innovations lead the evolution of societies and permeate all domains of life, they also pose significant risks to human lifestyles.

This focus considers five broad areas of cyber law as a regulatory tool: the control of disruptive digital activity and technology

internet governance; cyber property; digital rights; and cybercrime, that are underpinned by regulatory and governance theory, internet policy and legal doctrine.

Modules investigate critical legal and political questions surrounding the implications of the use of technology and digital information devices; the influence of social norms, values and interests on the regulatory design of cyberspace; and the intended and unintended consequences of regulating the use of interconnected technologies in cyberspace.

Culture Development

Culture development is at the heart of competitive advantage within organizations. Even in the digital age with an increasingly growing implementation of technology. 

Digital culture is many things and applicable to multiple topics. But eventually it all boils down to one: the relationship between humans and technology.

These ideas are often overlooked as technology becomes a second nature to us.

Digital Teaching and Learning

Both Teaching and Learning are processes which have been investigated a lot in the past. The psychological and pedagogical basic principles of course remain the same in digital environments. But there are fundamental shifts in some areas regarding frequency, resolution and other qualities of information conveyed in the process.

The way in which cognitions are being processed has become even more individual in the interaction with technology. These complex procedures still have to be examined further. Knowing both the intra- and inter-individual variabilities we can go on adapting technology to the given requirements.

The complex interaction in both ways between the subject and technology then can contribute to the setup of the learning environment in order to produce an optimal learning experience.    


Another aspect is the teaching side. Humans are very good at learning in an intersubjective context. So this definitely must be considered in a digitalised approach to teaching and learning. How to get the information into the system and how to shape the human-technological blend of transferring it to the student is an exciting field of research and experimentation.

Finally the question of how to optimally substitute human driven parts with artificial intelligence and implement machine learning concepts into the platform leads to a new approach of digitally empowered education.

Science is curiosity.
Curiosity must be competent
in oder to thrive.

Berlin University
provides competence
to Digital Sciences.

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