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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in universities

Program developers stand in a meeting room and they have a negotiation. Photo: Jasmin Heino

The field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) encompasses both the internet-enabled sphere as well as the mobile one powered by wireless networks. It also includes older technologies, such as fixed-line telephones, radio and television broadcast – all of which are still widely used today alongside cutting-edge ICT pieces such as artificial intelligence and robotics.

ICT is sometimes used synonymously with IT (for information technology); however, ICT is generally used to represent a broader, more comprehensive list of all components related to computer and digital technologies than IT.

After graduation Studies prepare graduates to work as software designer, systems analyst, ICT specialist, application specialist, data base specialist, web master, technical specialist, system administrator, and ICT entrepreneur.

Nowadays, employment in the field of ICT requires that an employee must not only possess a broad range of skills and knowledge, but also be willing to take the initiative in acquiring new skills and applying them. The ability to interact effectively in the working environment with well-developed interpersonal communication skills is of utmost importance. In addition, working in the field of ICT demands consistent, systematic and holistic thinking, the ability to implement tasks, logical reasoning, exactness, and perseverance.