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Interested in Web Science? Here’s a tip!

We probably don’t have to tell you that the World Wide Web has changed the way our modern society works and thinks in many different ways. Ever since the very first website back in 1992 up to the digital currency revolution that is going on right now, the internet changed the way we work, how we live our social lives and even our economy.

The web is growing rapidly at an ever increasing pace and is currently transforming the world in ways we never could have imagined back in the early 90′s and will continue to do so in the very near future. For those of you who are interested in helping to shape the future of the web we have a nice suggestion for you.

The University of Southampton has an ambitious doctoral program for all of those who are interested in shaping the future of the World Wide Web. Web Science is a new discipline that aims to provide more understanding in how the Web acts as both a technical social phenomenon. In order to progress in this complexity a new way of working is needed, a way where several disciplines like sociology and computer science are connected with each other and work together to shape and understand the Web’s impact on modern society.

Why study Web Science?

Here’s why:

A little quote from non other than Eric Schmidt – CEO of Google:

“Web Science represents a pretty big next step in the evolution of information. This …is likely to have a lot of influence on the next generation of researchers, scientists and … the next generation of entrepreneurs who will build new companies from this.”

How to apply?

Applications for the Web Science programs at the University of Southampton are done digitally. Many of the programs and courses require additional documentation and motivation. For a complete guide on the application process and more information about timelines and online tracking, please refer to THIS document.

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