Digital Society

The innovative research programme by the Dutch universities

NewsH&W News
1 April 2020

#Realcontact: Tilburg University contributes to responsible digital use

On Valentine's Day, you could hardly ignore it: the Netherlands was buzzing with #realcontact. From trending topic on Twitter and a huge cake at the Council of Ministers to various…
24 March 2020

Three projects granted in Team Science call in Digital Society

The Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) and COMMIT/ have awarded 135.000 euros to three new Team Science projects in the Digital Society Research Agenda of the VSNU. The…
18 February 2020

Making data breach reports available for research purposes

Dr Bernold Nieuwesteeg of Erasmus School of Law investigated, together with colleague Prof. Michael Faure and Prof. Michel van Eeten of the TU-Delft, the effect of the data breach reporting obligation as commissioned by the Cyber Security Council (CSR).…
25 February 2020

Developing a Culture of Learning Analytics – 20 March [Cancelled]

Cancellation Innovation Room #15 - CLASH Dear participants, dear cLAshers, These are unprecedented circumstances we are in. The whole team of LDE CEL would like to wish you strength and…
25 February 2020

AI @ Work – 5 & 6 March

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.…
10 December 2019

Symposium Consumer and Data Privacy – 24 Jan

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…
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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…

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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a research programme by all
fourteen Dutch research universities
facilitated by VSNU

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