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July 08 – July 19, 2013




The course introduces the basics of knowledge management and semantic technologies.


Courses ECTS Credits

  Knowledge Management and Semantic  


1.5 ECTS
  Russian Civilization 0.5 ECTS
  Russian Language



Knowledge Management and Semantic Technologies


The course is intended for undergraduate and graduate students who study information technologies and neighbouring disciplines.

The primary objective of the course is to present practical methods of knowledge capture, structuring, representation and dissemination using semantic technologies.

The course begins with an overview of knowledge concept, main classifications and differences from data. It includes knowledge acquisition, knowledge structuring methods (mind mapping, concept mapping, etc), basics of knowledge representation and ontological engineering, semantic search and knowledge dissemination. It also describes semantic web technologies and linked data, discuss the difference between knowledge processes and knowledge management processes, provides an overview of software for knowledge management and analyses case studies. Special attention will be devoted to knowledge processing in management consulting, where enterprise architecture and business strategy knowledge are in focus.


Russian Civilization


The course’s main goal is to give students a coherent knowledge of Russia’s historical background relevant to its realities of the last decades, to analyze the major lines of the country’s transformation theory and features of its practical implementation at the last stages of the Communist experiment and post-Communist chaotic dismantlement of the country, to disclose and evaluate achievements and failures of ultra-liberal recipes for the post-Communist modernization and its most prominent features, thus contributing for better understanding of Russia’s present stage of development.


Included cultural activities: 


  • Night city tour and party on the boat
  • Picnic on the beach of the Gulf of Finland



ECTS Credits: 2 +1


Written exam
Home assignments
Group work
Class participation


Participation fee: 410 Euro


Deadline for applications:


  • for non-EU citizens: April 15, 2013 
  • for EU citizens and citizens of visa-free countries: May 15, 2013



The academic module is coordinated by the Department of International Educational Programs.
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