Information and Knowledge Management

Study programme: P 6209 System Engineering and Informatics
Discipline: 6209V014 Information and Knowledge Management
The standard length of study (duration): 4 years
Form of study: full-time (abbreviation izm-p), part-time (abbreviation izm-k)
Title: Ph.D.
The doctoral study programme System Engineering and Informatics has been accredited as a common study programme with the Faculty of Economics of Technical University in Liberec (FE TUL) and Faculty of Economics and Administration of University in Pardubice (FEA UPa). The common study programme is divided into three study disciplines:
  • Information and Knowledge Management (FIM UHK)
  • Informatics in Public Administration (FES UPa)
  • Economic Informatics (EF TUL)
Characteristics of the Study Discipline and its Goals
Information management is a transdisciplinary complex of knowledge, methods and system approaches and information recommendations that helps to implement management processes of thinking and acting to achieve the desired goals. Knowledge management can be considered as another level of information management that has been formed by the change of the organisation interest from information to knowledge. We see it as a strategy that moves the intellectual capital of the organisation to a higher productivity, new values and in general it helps to improve the competitiveness. Information and knowledge management principally covers processes in the organisation that combine capacity of information and communication technologies while processing the data and information with creative and innovative capacity of human beings.
The goals of the discipline: manage to understand the evolution and development of the knowledge technologies and effectively use these knowledge where usage of ICT is the key process. In today´s practise we need more than just the Internet and related technologies. We need to use software tools that change the information to knowledge and use them to fix the problems of the real world. This study discipline provides theoretical and also practical qualification.
The goals of the entire study programme: The aim of the study is to form highly qualified professionals that are able to explore, design, implement, professionally develop and put into practice modern information and communication technologies (ICT) and use modern computer methods in decision-making processes.
Profile of the Graduate
The graduate of this study programme will have extended knowledge of information flows and economic processes in organizations and institutions, will deeply orient in information and communication technologies (ICT) and will be able to implement them. The graduate will be ready to continue in scientific research in relevant areas. The graduate of Information and Knowledge Management is formed to work at the highest executive positions to satisfy new knowledge society with essential need to help to fulfil required tasks such as capturing, sharing and using of the structural knowledge and usage of the information and communication technologies. He/she will be able to develop and implement software tools that use information to resolve the problems. Those information have to be transformed into knowledge and then have to be applied to the problems of the real world. Very important is creativity. The essential areas where the graduates can be useful are scientific and educational activities. Knowledge manager will be able to bring up technologies and methods of knowledge management and will be able to analyse organization needs. Will be capable to create and regulate systems and knowledge of the company. Information manager will be able to analyse information flows and needs of the companies. Will regulate the process of formation and improvement of the information systems and specific systems to support decision-making.
Another job possibilities:
The graduate can work as a manager with the extended knowledge of ICT, knowledge systems and decision-making support tools. Graduates are prepared to work at the higher executive positions in companies, organizations and institutions in the regions or nationwide.
The candidate has to be a master´s degree graduate who has specialised in economics or informatics or another closely related field of study.
In the field of economics the candidate is requires to attain a university-level understanding of macro and micro-economics, enterprise economy and individual essential economic disciplines, as well as the application of technical, programming and communication skills in management; and also demonstrate methods of acquiring information from information sources.
In the field of informatics the candidate is required to design simple database applications, have good knowledge of CASE tools, principles of programming, basic tools for decision making support, general knowledge of modern information and communication technologies, systems approaches, and analysis.
A good command of English is required.
Entrance Examination Requirements
The entrance exam is based on the verbal interview that consists of two parts:
  • Testing of knowledge of informatics and English
  • The discussion about the potential topic of the dissertation thesis and about the individual specialization and study plan of the candidate. After being invited to do the entrance exam candidate has to send short study (15 pages) about the topic of the dissertation thesis he/she is considering. The candidate is required to send it no longer than 7 days before the exam to email – Study Department. The candidate needs to specify the research area and its tendency and the aims he/she would like to fulfil.  
During the entrance exam candidate will be tested if he/she is prepared for the doctoral study and what are his/her abilities and the topic of the dissertation thesis will be considered.
The examination committee will decide about the successful candidate by voting. The simple majority of the participants must vote for. In case of equality of votes the chairman has to decide.
The candidate needs to send electronic application and the confirmation that the administration fee has been payed. Along with these documents he also has to show the Master´s degree diploma. In case the candidate is successful he/she needs to bring the verified copy of the Master´s degree diploma afterwards.   
You can send your application until 15th May 2018.


Admin fee: 500 CZK

After you fill out and send the application form you will receive the bank details such as bank account number, specific symbol and variable symbol. All of these details will be generated automatically. Please follow these steps to avoid misunderstanding. The admin fee is non-refundable and is obligatory.
We do not need any medical report but the candidate is supposed to be in a good health condition.
Study Organisation
The study programme is realized in connection of both faculties. It is not the parallel study but it is united and characterised by the mobility of students and teachers. Both faculties has modern infrastructure and high speed internet connection that supports faster communication between faculties.
The study is governed by Provisions of Study in Doctoral study programmes which is valid on both universities. This document is part of the Study and Examination Regulations. The programme consist of four compulsory courses:
  • Methodology of Science
  • General Systems Theory
  • Statistics and Mathematics Methods in Management
  • Chosen Questions of Economic Theory

Student has to choose two additional optional courses. Those two courses depend on the student´s study discipline and his/her dissertation thesis topic and chosen specialization.
Ph.D. Study (full-time and also part-time) Requirements:
  • Student has to pass all of the compulsory courses
  • Has to gain minimum of 180 credits
  • Has to pass state doctoral exam
  • Has to defend dissertation thesis
Study and Courses
During the winter and summer semesters our teachers provide consultations in blocks.  The blocks might take place on various faculties (it depends on the supervisor of the course) – we expect the mobility of our students and pedagogues as well.
In case of full-time students of doctoral study programme the demand is 4 hours a week in the length of 6 semesters (the supervisor can decide according to the department needs). 
Full-time doctoral degree programme students are entitled to a 4 year basic doctoral scholarship. The height of the basic scholarship is determined by the Dean on an annual basis. Standard student responsibilities in doctoral study are led by the Dean´s regulations. These regulations also define other extra activities where the student is eligible to receive an extra scholarship.
Essential conditions for successful study process:
  • Student has to pass at least one compulsory course until the end of the first year
  • Student has to pass at least two compulsory courses until the end of the second year
  • Student has to pass all the courses in the study plan and has to submit the state doctoral exam application
In the first three years of the study student has to attend a six months long fellowship in any educational or science institution. The fourth year of the study student has to concentrate to his/her research and should finish the dissertation thesis. 

  Compulsory courses
·         Methodology of Science (15 credits)
o   doc. Bureš (FIM UHK), prof. Čapek (FES UPa), doc. Linda (FES UPa), doc. Žižka (EF TUL)
·         General Systems Theory (15 credits)
o   prof. Bureš (FIM UHK), doc. Křupka (FES UPa), prof. Plíva (EF TUL)
·         Statistics and Mathematics Methods in Management (15 credits)
o   prof. L. Hájek (FIM UHK), prof. Kraft (EF TUL)
·         Selected Questions of Economic Theory (15 credits)
o   Prof. L Hájek (FIM UHK), prof. Kraft (EF TUL)

Optional courses
  • Data Modelling - doc. S. Šimonová (FES UPa)
  • Expert Systems – doc. Hájek (FES UPa)
  • Information and Knowledge Management - prof. Mikulecký (FIM UHK)
  • Quantitative Methods in Management Decision Making - doc. Žižka (EF TUL)
  • Modern Management Methods - doc. Mohelská (FIM UHK)
  • Multi-agent Models and Social Simulation- doc. Štekerová (FIM UHK)
  • Project Management of Innovation and Implementation of Information Systems – doc.Antlová (EF TUL)
  • System Analysis and Design - prof. Slabý (FIM UHK)
  • Theory of Distributed Database Systems - doc. Mikulecká (FIM UHK)
  • Security of Information and Data Theory – prof. Čapek (FES UPa)
  • Transfer of Knowledge and Technologies - doc. Bureš (FIM UHK)
  • Artificial and Computational Intelligence - prof. Hájek (FES UPa)
  • Selected Problems of Knowledge Management – doc. Mikulecký (FIM UHK)
  • Selected Essays of Information Systems - doc. Skrbek (EF TUL)
Other optional courses
  • Ambient Intelligence - doc. Mikulecký (FIM UHK)
  • Evolutionary Algorithms – prof. Hynek (FIM UHK)
  • Fuzzy Methods and their Applications – prof. Gavalec (FIM UHK)
  • Geographic Information Systems – doc. Komárková (FES UPa)
  • Logistic Enterprise Management Systems – doc. Manlig (EF TUL)
  • Communication Protocols Suggestions – doc. Satrapa (EF TUL)
  • Advanced Data Mining Methods – doc. Petr (FES UPa)
  • Usability of Software Products – doc. Hub (FES UPa)
  • Public Economics and Administration – doc. Provazníková (FES UPa)
  • Selected Organisation Problems and Business Management – prof. Ritschelová (EF TUL)
  • Selected Problems of Innovation Management – doc. Antlová, prof. Plíva(EF TUL)
  • Selected Essays from Marketing – doc. Simová (EF TUL)
Recommended Optional Course:
  • Fellowship in the foreign country in any educational or scientific research institution (1 semester)
Example of the possible study plan:
Student´s activity * Credits
Selected Questions of Economic Theory * 15
Optional course I * 10
Pedagogical activity * 5
Methodology of Science * 15
Scientific research activity * e.g. 10
Pedagogical activity * 5
Statistics and Mathematics Methods in Management *15
Optional course II * 10
Pedagogical activity * 5
General Systems Theory * 15
Scientific research activity * e.g. 10
Pedagogical activity * 5
Scientific research activity * e.g. 20
Pedagogical activity or Optional course III * 10
Scientific research activity * e.g. 20
Pedagogical activity or Optional course IV * 10
Scientific research activity * e.g. 10
Scientific research activity * e.g. 10
Total credits * 180 and more
Credit evaluation of the scientific and research activity is measured by the publishing activity of the student.

Publishing in the periodic with IF or SJR (Thompson Reuters or Scopus) 30
Monograph (outside of the Czech and Slovak Republic) 30
Publishing in index magazine (e.g. ACM, IEEE etc.)            25
Publishing in index conference proceeding (Thompson Reuters,
Scopus, ACM, IEEE etc.)
Monograph (in the Czech or Slovak Republic) 20
Publishing in reviewed non-index magazine 15
Publishing in non-index international conference proceeding  12
Study material, script, e-course 10
Publishing in national conference proceeding  8
Other publishing and presentations 5

In case of co-authors the credits are divided according to the extent of cooperation. If there is no exact extent done the credits are divided among the authors.
State doctoral exam requirements
State doctoral exam is the final exam in doctor study programme and leads to its termination. Student can apply only in case he/she has passed all the compulsory courses and gained minimum of 180 credits (compulsory courses – 15 credits, optional courses – 10 credits). Student has to attend university for 6 semesters (the first and the second year of study – 5 credits/semester, the third year of study – 10 credits/semester) and has to provide proof of his/her publishing activity (depends on the quality – from 5 to 30 credits per published piece).
When am I allowed to send the application for the defence of my dissertation thesis?
Defence of the dissertation thesis means the termination of the scientific research part of the doctoral study and it closes the whole study.  The application can be sent only if:
  • The student has successfully passed state doctoral exam
  • The student has published at least one publication in zero impact factor magazine (Thompson JCR) or two publications with non-zero value SJR.
In case of any questions please contact doc. Ing. Ondřej Krejcar, Ph.D., Vice-Dean for Science and Research (FIM UHK).
Study Department – Doctoral Study - Admission Process
Eliška Müllerová
tel.: 493 332 211
Study Department – Doctoral Study
Tereza Červená
tel.: 493 332 212

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