Evaluation of Information Systems Curriculum in Portugal and Russia

  • João Paulo Pereira
  • Ivlev Aleksandr
  • Elena Popova
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 745)


The importance of Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS) to organizations and the need for skilled professionals in the field is one of the most important challenges to universities. With the technological and organizational changes, IS education has been under continued adaptation, and higher education institutions have several difficulties in keeping the bachelor degrees curriculum updated. Several international organizations (ACM, AIS, BCS, IFIP, etc.) proposed for the last 40 years several curriculum guidelines, which are important to redesign the curriculum for survival in the current economic environment. The main purpose of this work is to compare Portuguese and Russian bachelor degrees with several standard curriculum on Information Systems proposed by recognized international organizations. The results obtained show the differences that exist between international curriculum guidelines and the bachelor degrees, and give us a perspective of the adequacy of the Portuguese and Russian curricula to the current requirements.


Information Technology (IT) Information Systems (IS) IS education IS curriculum 



UNIAG, R&D unit funded by the FCT – Portuguese Foundation for the Development of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education. Project no. UID/GES/4752/2016.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Paulo Pereira
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ivlev Aleksandr
    • 3
  • Elena Popova
    • 3
  1. 1.Polytechnic Institute of BragançaBragançaPortugal
  2. 2.UNIAG (Applied Management Research Unit)BragançaPortugal
  3. 3.Kuban State Agrarian UniversityKrasnodarRussian Federation

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