I’ve spent the last several months poking around independently in the concepts and practical aspects of large-scale collaboration, and I’ve gotten to a point where I feel I could benefit greatly from the more structured approach of a university. Googling around for “Collaboration Science”, however, only yields one result, an MBA program from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. This is nice, but the program as a whole doesn’t sound very appealing to me.
What I’d like to find is a University (US or International) that offers a graduate program in the science of collaboration. I envision this to be a focus that combines elements of systems thinking and design with the social sciences and technology to improve the way humans work together in groups in a variety of contexts (small, large, geographically near or highly distributed, anonymous or highly familiar, etc.).