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Department of Informatics

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Information Systems

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The University of Pretoria is a multi-faculty research-intensive university with campuses in Pretoria, its surrounds, and in the country’s economic hub, Johannesburg. The University is conveniently situated in close proximity to government departments and major research entities in Pretoria, including the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

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Modern organizations cannot function without information and the technology with which they gather, store, compute and make available the information. The successful application of technology is, however, more than just writing computer programs. Computer programs are important, but an understanding of the business within which the organization functions and an understanding of the use of information and information technology to support the objectives of the organization, are far more important. Informatics is a multi-disciplinary subject, where information, Information Systems, and the integration thereof into the organization, are studied for the benefit of the entire system (individual, organization and community).

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Carina de Villiers is full professor and Head of the Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.  She obtained a BSc(Computer Science and Mathematics), Higher Education Diploma, Diploma in Tertiary Education, MEd (Didactics) cum laude, Honours degree in Computer Science and PhD(Informatics) degree. She is a member of several international bodies and serves on a number of editorial and advisory boards for journals, including IT and Development and Information Systems Research. She holds a National Research Foundation rating as an established IS researcher since 2000. 

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Carina de Villiers is full professor and Head of the Department of Informatics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.  She obtained a BSc(Computer Science and Mathematics), Higher Education Diploma, Diploma in Tertiary Education, MEd (Didactics) cum laude, Honours degree in Computer Science and PhD(Informatics) degree. She is a member of several international bodies and serves on a number of editorial and advisory boards for journals, including IT and Development and Information Systems Research. She holds a National Research Foundation rating as an established IS researcher since 2000. 

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