Digital Society

The innovative research programme by the Dutch universities

21 January 2020

Launch of vodcast series ‘Learning in a Digital Society’

The digital revolution is having a significant impact on the way we learn and the ways in which educational institutions operate and engage with their students. Learning in a Digital…
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18 December 2019

The Digital Society Conference 2019 – digital literacy, cyber security and the responsible use of artificial intelligence

On November 26th, the second edition of the Digital Society conference took place. Over 300 citizens, researchers, policy advisors, civil society organizations, industry and entrepreneurs came together to connect and…
11 December 2019

Digital Society Conference 2019 e-zine

It has been one year since we welcomed you to our first Digital Society conference. Digitalisation has – if anything – only further permeated every aspect of our lives. How…
10 December 2019

24 jan: Symposium Consumer and Data Privacy

The digital revolution of legal, social and economic interaction The overarching theme of this international symposium will be to identify the boundaries for the ethical and legal integration and application…
4 December 2019

5-6 March: AI@Work

5 & 6 March 2020 Amsterdam Are we headed to a smarter workplace, or a dumber future? From automating simple tasks to predicting efficiencies, AI has much to offer business.…
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8 November 2019

Preventing a digital divide between patients: Research lines Health & Wellbeing and Citizenship & Democracy organize workshop on digital literacy in health care

Digital technologies have sparked a variety of innovative apps and e-health tools that allow for more efficient screening, monitoring or even treatment of patients. However, millions of Dutch citizens are…
17 October 2019

26 Nov: Dutch universities organise second Digital Society Conference

After last year's success, the fourteen Dutch universities, united in the Association of Universities in the Netherlands, are thrilled to announce the return of the Digital Society Conference! On Tuesday…

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 all
fourteen Dutch research universities
facilitated by VSNU

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