Non-Degree / Dates: 9-13 July 2018

Information and Knowledge Management/IKM course focuses on the effective gathering, organisation, storage, creating, sharing, using and dissemination of information and knowledge within organisation to enhance organizational performance in digital environment.

Thus, the process and practice of IKM is a central focus of the course. The course focus on the typology of information and knowledge, identification of information and knowledge needs, and the acquisition, discovery, storage, organization, sharing, use and application of information/knowledge in the organizational context in digital environment. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of basic concepts related to IKM, and an understanding of the strategic value of information and knowledge as intangible assets of an organization.

The Course contains the following topics:
• Change management in the digital environment. Techniques, approaches, and frameworks support a change models.
• Framework for information and knowledge management in the organization.
• Human resource management and it`s external contexts.
• Organizational information culture. Information and media-related competencies.
• Leadership and teamwork.

Each topic may also contain a list of references, and/or some suggested readings for those students who has very little experience with the IKM field or who would like to pursue a particular topic in more depth.


10.00-11.30: Study activities (introduction to the topic, discussions)
11.30-12.00: Break
12.00-13.30: Study activities (workshop, teamwork, discussions)


Sirje Virkus, Professor of Information Science
Aira Lepik, Lecturer of Librarianship


We invite both undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in information and knowledge management in digital environments to participate. While prior study of information and/or knowledge management is useful, it is not a firm prerequisite.

Credit points

All participants will get a certificate of participation. Upon full participation and completion of an individual project by September 15, 2018 students will be awarded 2 ECTS points. The individual project is optional, participants who do not need ECTS points, do not have to complete it.

Course fee

Early-Bird Course Fee (until March 31, 2018)250€
Regular Course Fee (after March 31, 2018)300€

NB! Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.

NB! Read also about scholarships!


General Contact (Registration, accommodation, cultural programme, etc):

Information about the course content: Prof Sirje Virkus –