Why Pursue a PhD in Information Science at UAlbany

Hi, I am Dwi Sari, I am originally from Indonesia, and I am a second-year PhD student in Information Science in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) at the University at Albany. My previous educational background is in information technology and information systems. I started to have an interest in open government initiatives after working in a government agency in Indonesia for a few years before deciding to pursue my degree at the University at Albany.

I have decided to pursue a PhD in Information Science as it aligns with my goal to become a researcher in the Information Science field, specifically in the specialization of Information, Government, and Democratic Society. This degree will give me the opportunity to explore new concepts, enhance my problem-solving skills, and challenge myself to be more innovative and productive.

The University at Albany is a public, research I university located in the capital of New York which gives students many opportunities to do volunteer and/or internships in non-profit and public organizations.

Information Science is an interdisciplinary field combining more than one field, such as: Computer Science, Information Systems, Library Science, Mathematics, Statistics, and Information Management

This degree’s primary focus is data and information organization, which includes:

  • Analyzing, collecting, classifying, manipulating, storing, retrieving, and disseminating information.
  • Managing and using information and its systems.

As information science is an interdisciplinary field of study, with this degree, students can pursue careers in different fields, like information technology, data analytics, and library and information science, to name a few.

By Dwi Sari
Dwi Sari