Understanding the human connection
The steady stream of development in the information and communication technology (ICT) field touches nearly every aspect of contemporary life and is closely intertwined with how society is developing. Human-technology interaction and the human role in different technologies call for constant, interdisciplinary investigation.
Human Technology, published by the Agora Center, is a scholarly, multi‑disciplinary journal dedicated to promoting research and scientific discussion in this area. Human Technology presents innovative, peer-reviewed articles that explore the issues and challenges surrounding the human role in all areas of modern society.
An online, open-access publication, Human Technology can be read free of charge, underscoring the philosophy that good research should be available to all. The journal draws its authors, reviewers, and readers from around the world; and has nearly 2,000 subscribers and thousands of readers, around half of which are from companies while the other half are researchers.
Human Technology also offers its research partners the opportunity to publish special issues focused on particular topics and edited by qualified international experts, with content sourced from a project’s own researchers and/or other contributors.
See www.humantechnology.jyu.fi for more.
Dynamic IT research and study
The Faculty of Information Technology, located at the Agora Human Technology Center, is the first and largest of its kind in Finland.
Information Systems Science has been taught at the University of Jyväskylä since 1967, and there are currently more than 1,500 Bachelor’s and Master’s students and 150 postgraduates studying at the Faculty. The Faculty has long-standing international partnerships with 35 universities all over the world, and almost 40% of its Ph.D. graduates come from outside Finland.
The Faculty has become well-known for the quality of its programming teaching, students’ IT development projects for external organisations, its research on scientific computing, and its dynamic Master’s and postgraduate programmes.
Mathematical Information Technology, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, and Information Systems Science are all strongly represented.
“ The long-term research work carried out by universities
provides a solid foundation for innovation.”