About the study programme:
An increasing number of processes, duties and functions in social work practice are supported or being taken over by computer technology. This is due to external factors such as increased efficiency, cost savings, lack of qualified staff and increasingly sophisticated technology.
For many employees in the social sector, using a computer and the internet has become a matter of course. Mobile computing, as a means of safely and legally recording patient data on the spot, and the use of inexpensive but technically sophisticated open source systems are presenting social institutions with all kinds of new challenges. Moreover, the number of clients in the social sector is constantly increasing. This in turn means an increase in system requirements with a social relevance.
Social institutions and IT companies specialising in the social sector are looking for a growing number of experts who are proficient in both disciplines and, thanks to their knowledge of the sector, can advise on the implementation of hardware and software systems and recommend special applications that meet the needs and requirements of the social sector.