The first AIS Global IS Education Report is now available.

This report is an attempt to provide an integrated view of information systems (IS) educational offerings around the world. The academic field of Information Systems, which studies the design, use, and impact of IS in organizations, is based on a long-standing tradition that is today more relevant than ever.

The digital age connects not only people but also the objects in our everyday lives to the Internet, capturing and exchanging information and facilitating efficient, sustain-able, and enjoyable user experiences. The World Economic Forum 2016 identified competencies in IS design and use as key to professional success. While many white-collar jobs are expected to vanish because of automation and fundamental change of work, experts see a significant demand for competencies developed by IS education.

We are grateful for the extraordinary support of the IS community. The institutions themselves provided all data. Please see the open Call for Contributions, which had been disseminated via multiple channels, including the AISWorld mailing list, here.

The data in the report is based on entries to the platform provided by institutions by November 30, 2015, and it includes 567 programs from 72 countries. The collection will be updated continually via the platform, and an updated report will be issued each year.

Since this report is only a start toward bringing together the global IS educational offerings, we encourage readers to look at institutions' online profiles, which are updated throughout the year. To become part of the next AIS Global IS Education Report, please see the 2017 open call.

We thank all the people who have been instrumental in making this report possible, particularly Sandra Beyer, Inga Hämmerle, Stefan Fleischer, and Isabell Wohlgenannt. We hope you will enjoy reading the report and find it useful! We look forward to hearing your feedback!

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