VSNU Digital Society Programme

The VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands) has brought together leading researchers from all fourteen universities to work together to address the many pressing questions raised by the emergence of a digital society. Dutch universities benefit from an excellent digital infrastructure supporting education and research. The Netherlands has a long-standing culture of openness and collaboration, and is an active promoter of Open Science. This means that researchers in the Netherlands are ideally positioned to take on a leadership role in multidisciplinary research for a human-centered digital society.

I am honoured to be one of the coordinators of this programme. Inald Lagendijk, Distinguished Professor in Computing-Based Society, Delft University of Technology, and Maarten de Rijke, Professor of Information Retrieval, University of Amsterdam are the other coordinators.

Seven programme lines, building on existing expertise and interest, have been identified:

  • Citizenship & Democracy
  • Health & Well-Being
  • Work & Organisations
  • Safety & Security
  • Responsible Data Science
  • Learning & Education
  • Digital Cities & Communities

We will be hosting a conference on 27 November 2018 in Amersfoort.

Find out more about the conference and other activities. Join the mailing list by following the links on the website.