Doctorate in "Applied Informatics". Department of Applied Informatics. Faculty of Information Sciences. University of Macedonia.


Following the completion of the doctorate studies, the doctors are expected to:
- have increased specialized knowledge on the various cognitive domains of the Science of Applied Informatics, which contains sufficient data from the latest scientific developments and comprises the basis for original thinking, research and professional activity.
- show critical understanding of the principles, theories, methodologies and practices for a specific field of the cognitive domain of Applied Informatics, along with its interconnection with other cognitive fields, such as Economics and Management.
- have increased critical perception of the evolutionary dynamic and of the cutting-edge issues of the specific cognitive field that served as the subject of their doctorate.
Following the completion of the doctorate studies, the doctors are expected to:
- apply with ease the theories and methodologies of the specialized subject of their doctorate in a critical and creative way on their own research, studies, and work.
- apply with originality any specialized knowledge obtained through their doctorate to research, to analysis and to the development of innovative solutions for complex, interdisciplinary or pioneering issues of Informatics.
- are capable of assessing, interpreting and promoting modern scientific research and studies related to the specialized field of their doctorate;
- provide inductively-reasoned solutions, with scientific documentation, to complex and new issues of the specialized field of their doctorate and formulate valid judgments after considering the various relevant social, economic, cultural, and moral aspects.
- document their positions using specialized information and arguments, related to the subject of their doctorate, towards a specialized or non-specialized audience with clarity, adequacy and accuracy.
Following the completion of the doctorate studies, the doctors are expected to:
- have developed with autonomy their knowledge and competencies at a high research level.
- apply with professionalism the specialised knowledge and competencies acquired from their doctorate and can efficiently deal with new, interdisciplinary or unforeseen issues in the field of Informatics.
- solve problems and take strategic decisions starting with inductive reasoning, which has been acquired during the in-depth studying of their doctorate’s subject.
- contribute significantly to the development of knowledge and practices in the professional and business field of Informatics.
- take autonomous responsibility for education/training/teaching and managing a team and they assess its performance.
- conduct quality research and lead research groups.

Further Information

The objective of the doctorate studies is to offer doctors of the Department the special assets that shall allow them to delve into the development and utilization of information and communication technologies in every aspect of financial and social activities. In addition, special emphasis is paid on the training of scientists who shall be capable of conducting autonomous research in the separate fields of Applied Informatics.

Relation To Employment

Holding a doctorate diploma is a prerequisite in order to work as a Professor in tertiary education or as a researcher in research institutes.


Access to this type is possible only for those who have obtained at least a level 7 qualification (unless it is provided for otherwise).
Holders of such type qualifications have access to programs of study of the same level.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.

Awarding Body

University of Macedonia

Qualification Type



Higher education




Minimum 3 years