Digital Society

Next conference: 25th of April 2024 in Utrecht. In collaboration with NWO SSH, SSH-council, Rathenau and UNL. Keynotes: Prof. Linnet Taylor and Prof. Joanna Bryson

6 March 2024

Registration Digital Society Conference 25 April is open.

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7 February 2024

Save the date: 25th of april, Digital Society Conference 2024

Save the date: Digital Society Conference 2024 25 april 2024 10:00 - 17:30 Jaarbeurs, Utrecht Dear colleagues, The Digital Society programme, with the participation of all Dutch universities and partners…
6 December 2022

Photos Conference 2022

19 November 2021

Interview: Big Technalized: are our public services in jeopardy?

Interview with Distinguished University Professors José van Dijck and Bart Jacobs The digital world is mostly built on market principles rather than on public values, such as privacy, safety and…
18 November 2021

Responsible Data Science Dilemmas for a Digital Society

Data and algorithms are nowadays ubiquitous in many aspects of our society and lives. They are playing an increasing role in scenarios that can be received as low-risk - getting…
27 October 2021

Digital Society Conference 2021

After a year of absence due to the COVID pandemic, the Association of Universities in the Netherlands, consisting of fourteen Dutch universities, is back, with a new edition of the…
3 October 2021

FUSION end-of-year cybersecurity event series

Five partners: INTERSCT, DHS, NWO, NCSC and ACCSS collectively organize a series of (physical) events on one day. We call this day a ‘’fusion” of different events, even with slightly different…

About the Digital Society

We are living in a digital society, in which every aspect of our lives is profoundly being affected by the digitalisation of data: how we communicate and socialise; how we work, learn, stay healthy and participate in politics and the economy. Digitalisation promises tremendous benefits; for better health, more efficient mobility, efficient energy use, and flourishing companies. In the Digital Society programme, leading researchers from all fourteen universities in the Netherlands are working together to address the many pressing questions raised by the emergence of a digital society.


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Digital Society -
a research programme by the
fourteen Dutch research universities
facilitated by UNL

Data principles are designed to further responsible use of data and are based on human values