The University for Continuing Education Krems is the leading public university for continuing education in Europe. With its expertise in teaching and research it works to overcome societal challenges.
The Department for E-Governance and Administration conducts research and teaches on the effects of digital and social change on strategy, organization and processes. The department’s main areas of focus are e-government e-governance, digital participation and cooperation models, information security to raise awareness of changing socio-technical and legal governance structures, and security research – in particular cyber security and security management.
Current topics include digital automated processes, decisions and also enforcement acts (e.g. Explainable AI), automation of discretionary decisions, data provision (via quality assurance, data trading to data use for evidence-based decisions), the Once-Only Principle at national and European level, Smart Governance & Digital Sustainability (SDGs) as well as security research, especially in the areas of cyber security and innovative information and communication technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous systems.
Close cooperation with the students’ and their work environments ensures the transfer of current issues from practice to science. The corresponding research results are in turn transmitted to society via teaching and the students of the department.