Digital Society

The innovative research programme by the Dutch universities

7 February 2019

NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities publishes three calls about digitalisation

Society is permeated with developments that have become possible due to digital technology. This digitalisation brings an infinite number of possibilities but also risks and threats and raises major societal…
5 February 2019

Mapping global initiatives on digitalisation and society

Numerous initiatives are investigating digitalisation and its effects on society, including our own research programme. Collegium Helveticum (ETH Zurich, University of Zurich and Zurich University of the Arts) and the Digital Society…
11 December 2018

Interview Sally Wyatt: “Technical choices are always ethical choices too”

How do big data and artificial intelligence influence social sciences and humanities research? What do robotisation and virtual reality mean for society? What is the added value for science of…
6 December 2018

First Digital Society Conference a Success During the Digital Society Conference on 27 November, over 300 people from various sectors gathered together and took major strides within the seven research programme themes. What is more,…
6 November 2018

Kick-off community of Digital Society researchers triggers inspiring debates

On 30 October, the Dutch universities welcomed 18 postdoc and PhD researchers from a wide range of disciplines who have joined – or will join shortly – the Digital Society…
9 October 2018

Digital Society Conference 27 November

Digital information technology is becoming ever more deeply and rapidly entrenched in our society. It won’t be long before everyone is permanently connected to each other via the Internet. It…
5 October 2018

iHUB LED conference: the future of lifelong learning 

iHUB LED conference the future of lifelong learning  November 8th, 12.30-17.00  Microsoft Headquarters, Schiphol   MEET THE INNOVATORS & GAME CHANGERS from different corners of science, education & business   WHY?…

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 adress 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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