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      Privacy, Information and Cyber Security – Master's Programme, campus

      My name is Joakim Kävrestad, Program coordinator for the Privacy, Information and Cyber Security (PICS) master. On behalf of myself and my colleagues, I want to congratulate you on your admission to the program and to the University of Skövde. We are truly looking forward to meeting you when the semester starts.

      Registration

      You will need to register for the study programme before the programme starts to keep your place on the study programme. To be able to register you must first activate your user account at www.his.se/aktiverakonto.

      The registration for master and bachelor students admitted via UniversityAdmissions.se is made in person when the student arrive in Skövde and via Zoom between 24 – 30 August. https://www.his.se/en/education/newly-admitted/registration/#

      If unable to attend

      If you cannot come to the First programme meeting, please contact me via e-mail for another arrangement; otherwise you risk losing your place. 

      Programme introduction

      The autumn semester starts on Monday the 30th August 2021 and the programme introduction will take place at 10:15 to 15:00 in room G327 (house G)

      About the programme

      The programme that you are admitted to is a master’s programme developed in cooperation between researchers and practitioners in the cyber security domain, and the programme is tightly tied to our collaboration platform (also called PICS) that brings together researchers and practitioners within security. We hope that the programme will provide you with a challenging experience that allows you to learn and to understand the PICS area and, of course, have an enjoyable time doing that.

      The studies are designed to be dialogue based. This means that we will mix lectures, supervision, seminars and group assignments, and we expect you to participate. Our pedagogical approach is that we use dialogue to learn. There will be a number of scheduled sessions where some are mandatory, and some are not. To get the most out of the programme, we expect you to participate actively in all sessions that we provide. Let me also mention that the programme is designed to be a full-time study programme. This means that we designed the programme to require about 40 hours of work per week from the students. The sessions we offer will mostly be live sessions. Distance students will connect to the sessions using the tool Zoom and will mix with the campus students.

      You will get more information about the time and place for the first sessions closer to the start of the semester. Should you have any questions regarding the programme, you are very welcome to e-mail me, and I will help you out as best I can.

      More information

      Finally, some important practical information:

      Best regards,
      Joakim Kävrestad,
      Program chair

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      Important about covid-19

      The University is constantly monitoring the situation because of the outbreak of the corona virus, and follows recommendation from the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the Government. Please help us to minimize the risk of spreading the infection:

      • Keep distance when indoors and at Campus
      • Wash you hands often
      • Stay home if you feel a little sick, or go home if you start to feel unwell with cold symptoms

      Keep updated about the corona situation at Student portal.

      Should you, for some reason, not be able to attend the studies on campus due to the current situation, we may be able to offer you a distance solution. You need to contact me as soon as possible to discuss a solution in such a case.

      Published: 6/24/2021
      Edited: 6/24/2021
      Responsible: webmaster@his.se