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The Open Government Institute

Friedrichshafen, BW, Germany
Information Systems, Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Summary

TOGI sees itself as a thought-leader in developing new ideas, visions, and models for open government, and therefore follows an interdisciplinary, design-orientated approach towards research. Consequently, the implementation of ideas and recommendations in cooperation with partners from politics and administration also plays an important role for the institute. Additionally, TOGI values its close link with teaching and student research.

Currently, the institute focuses on the topics of open government, innovative approaches towards transparency (open data, open government data, and open budget), citizen participation (new roles of the citizens in a digital democracy) and collaboration. Ongoing projects also deal with open societal innovation in the Lake Constance Region, novel tools of participation, and social media.

TOGI encompasses the Chair of Public Sector & Business Informatics of Professor Dr Jörn von Lucke with its two research fellows. At Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, TOGI offers introductory and advanced courses in public sector informatics, business informatics, and media informatics.

As an associated researcher, Dr Markus Helfert from Dublin City University complements the team. TOGI also cooperates closely with the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS in Berlin.   von Lucke, Jörn Prof Dr

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  TOGI sees itself as a thought-leader in developing new ideas, visions, and models for open government, and therefore follows an interdisciplinary, design-orientated approach towards research. Consequently, the implementation of ideas and recommendations in cooperation with partners from politics and administration also plays an important role for the institute. Additionally, TOGI values its close link with teaching and student research.

Currently, the institute focuses on the topics of open government, innovative approaches towards transparency (open data, open government data, and open budget), citizen participation (new roles of the citizens in a digital democracy) and collaboration. Ongoing projects also deal with open societal innovation in the Lake Constance Region, novel tools of participation, and social media.

TOGI encompasses the Chair of Public Sector & Business Informatics of Professor Dr Jörn von Lucke with its two research fellows. At Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, TOGI offers introductory and advanced courses in public sector informatics, business informatics, and media informatics.

As an associated researcher, Dr Markus Helfert from Dublin City University complements the team. TOGI also cooperates closely with the Fraunhofer Institut TOGI sees itself as a thought-leader in developing new ideas, visions, and models for open government, and therefore follows an interdisciplinary, design-orientated approach towards research. Consequently, the implementation of ideas and recommendations in cooperation with partners from politics and administration also plays an important role for the institute. Additionally, TOGI values its close link with teaching and student research.

Currently, the institute focuses on the topics of open government, innovative approaches towards transparency (open data, open government data, and open budget), citizen participation (new roles of the citizens in a digital democracy) and collaboration. Ongoing projects also deal with open societal innovation in the Lake Constance Region, novel tools of participation, and social media.

TOGI encompasses the Chair of Public Sector & Business Informatics of Professor Dr Jörn von Lucke with its two research fellows. At Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, TOGI offers introductory and advanced courses in public sector informatics, business informatics, and media informatics.

As an associated researcher, Dr Markus Helfert from Dublin City University complements the team. TOGI also cooperates closely with the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS in Berlin. TOGI sees itself as a thought-leader in developing new ideas, visions, and models for open government, and therefore follows an interdisciplinary, design-orientated approach towards research. Consequently, the implementation of ideas and recommendations in cooperation with partners from politics and administration also plays an important role for the institute. Additionally, TOGI values its close link with teaching and student research.

Currently, the institute focuses on the topics of open government, innovative approaches towards transparency (open data, open government data, and open budget), citizen participation (new roles of the citizens in a digital democracy) and collaboration. Ongoing projects also deal with open societal innovation in the Lake Constance Region, novel tools of participation, and social media.

TOGI encompasses the Chair of Public Sector & Business Informatics of Professor Dr Jörn von Lucke with its two research fellows. At Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, TOGI offers introductory and advanced courses in public sector informatics, business informatics, and media informatics.

As an associated researcher, Dr Markus Helfert from Dublin City University complements the team. TOGI also cooperates closely with the Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS in Berlin.dddddsss

Bachelor Programs

PAIR is a study program in political and administrative science mainly taught in German. It addresses students who want to analyze political systems in modern societies from a national, international, and European perspective. At the same time - and from the perspective of organizational research and modern management theory - national and international organizations are analyzed, and a wide knowledge of public management in modern states is taught. Thus, the students learn to analyze and solve complex problems of decision-making and governance in the public sector in their political, legal, economic, and social context.


As all other study programs at ZU, PAIR has a strong interdisciplinary orientation which can not only be seen in the so-called Zeppelin Year, the first two semesters, but also in the elective modules from related study programs in later semesters. At the same time the study program provides the chance of a subject-specific specialization that ensures the best possible compatibility for master programs in political and administrative science.

Master Programs

With the program of studies "Executive Master of Arts of Digital Pioneering (eMA DIP)", originally developed together with the Deutsche Telekom AG, ZU has closed a long-lasting gap in the educational offer of German universities. The master program does not only address IT specialists with a background in computer science, business informatics, or mathematics who aim for a managerial career, but also staff members from the areas of corporate development, strategy and distribution, from journalism, trade and the service sector, as well as founders.   As a private university, Zeppelin University is itself an entrepreneurial university. It looks less for people who think out of the box, rather it looks for people who can think straight and think things through to the end. Yet, you cannot “make” an entrepreneur. You can, however, understand and learn which tools to apply in which way (and why) when working on your own project. Together with others who "tick" in a similar way as you, address the right questions to the unheard-of and world-encompassing, increasingly faster innovations that digitalization may still bring.


1. European integration; 2. new global and regional interdependence; 3. the call for more efficient and more citizen-oriented administrative management; 4. debates about privatization, public-private partnerships, or debureaucratization; 5. the introduction of Electronic Government; 6. the crisis of confidence in public institutions, with issues concerning ethical standards and new forms of political communication. This doesn't just include public, communal, and international administration, but rather public enterprises, non-government organizations, non-profit organizations, and political authorities such as alliances, parties, and parliaments.

 

The new generation of executives in the public sector need ever-more management and strategic expertise to prepare them for making complex decisions in the dynamic environment of politics, economics, and society – on both a national and an international level.

 

ZU offers an innovative training and research program in the form of management-oriented politics and administrative sciences with international relations, in which social scientific elements of organizational research and policy research are combined with economics, management skills, and the most important elements of public law.

In this context, the faculty of Public Management & Governance sees itself as a research and education laboratory which promotes problem-centered training for the public sector in interdisciplinary dialog, with an international profile and in a theory-driven way.

Courses

Politics, Administration & International Relations

Seminar

The course deepens the understanding of current trends of public sector informatics.

It focuses on Electronic Government and the application-oriented use of modern information and communication technologies especially at national, regional and local level. Because of technological progress, the main focus differs year by year. Students will be provided an overview of current trends, new concepts, applicable tools and system solutions. They should be enabled to look ahead to new technologies foreseeable not yet.

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Seminar

In this course, students gain a deeper understanding of the aspects of Business Informatics. The course focuses on the application-oriented use of modern information and communication technology in enterprises. The multiplicity of instruments and solutions, the ubiquitous possibilities of the Internet and the mobile solutions offer a wide range of applications for presenting and discussing current trends.

The students get an overview about current concepts, models and tools of business informatics, get knowledge of the new capabilities in government and administration, in agencies and public organizations and get used in familiarizing oneself with technologies not known yet.

 648
Seminar

In this course, students gain a deeper understanding of the aspects of Electronic Government. The course focuses on the application-oriented use of modern information and communication technology in the public sector. The multiplicity of instruments and solutions, the ubiquitous possibilities of the internet and the mobile solutions offer a wide range of applications for presenting and discussing current trends.

The students get an overview about current concepts, models and tools of public sector informatics, get knowledge of the new capabilities in government and administration, in agencies and public organizations and get used in familiarizing oneself with technologies not known yet.

 353
Seminar

The course deepens the understanding of current trends of media informatics.

It focuses on social media and the application-oriented use of modern information and communication technologies in the new media economy. Because of technological progress, the main focus differs year by year. Students will be provided an overview of current trends, new concepts, applicable tools and system solutions. They should be enabled to look ahead to new technologies foreseeable not yet.

 538

Politics, Administration & International Relations

Lecture

The course is the introduction to business informatics.

It focuses on the scientific approach of business informatics and the application-oriented use of modern information and communication technologies in economy and administration.

The huge number of applicable tools and system solutions opens up a large field of possible applications. Outstanding attempts will be retreated and discussed in group.

The students receive an insight into essential concepts, models and tools of business informatics, get known to the application spectrum in companies, and public sector and should be enabled to look ahead to new technologies foreseeable not yet.

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Lecture

The course is the introduction to public sector informatics.

It focuses on Electronic Government and the application-oriented use of modern information and communication technologies in political boards and administration to the fulfilment of public tasks. The huge number of applicable tools and system solutions as well as the complexity of the public sector opens up a large field of possible applications. Outstanding attempts will be retreated and discussed. The students receive an insight into essential concepts, models and tools of public sector informatics, get known to the application spectrum in governmental agencies, offices and public enterprises and should be enabled to get used to the work in the future independently with new technologies foreseeable not yet.

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Prof. Dr. Jörn von Lucke is professor and chair for public sector informatics and business informatics as well as director of “The Open Government Institute” at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen. He was the founding director of the Deutsche Telekom Institute for Connected Cities (TICC) and involved in the broadband project T-City Friedrichshafen. His current fields of research are E-Government, Open Government, Open Government Data, Open Budget 2.0, Open Government Collaboration, Web 2.0, Portals, One-Stop Government, Smart Government and Internet of Things for the Public Sector

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Prof. Dr. Jörn von Lucke is professor and chair for public sector informatics and business informatics as well as director of “The Open Government Institute” at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen. He was the founding director of the Deutsche Telekom Institute for Connected Cities (TICC) and involved in the broadband project T-City Friedrichshafen. His current fields of research are E-Government, Open Government, Open Government Data, Open Budget 2.0, Open Government Collaboration, Web 2.0, Portals, One-Stop Government, Smart Government and Internet of Things for the Public Sector

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