Utskrift från Malmö högskolas webbplats www.mah.se

Digitalizing Society Research Network

Kontaktperson: Maria Engberg
Ansvarig: Maria Engberg
Medarbetare: Martin Berg, Jonas Christensen, Paul Davidsson, Per Linde, Thomas Pederson, Pille Pruulmann Vengerfeldt och Nancy Russo
Finansiär: Rektor
Tidsram: 2017-02-07 -- 2017-12-31
Fakultet/institution: Fakulteten för teknik och samhälle

The Digitalizing Society network brings together researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines at Malmö university and beyond, including technology, engineering, humanities, arts, design, and social science. The network gathers researchers with a range of scholarly approaches that explore the questions from multiple perspectives. Within the research fields of the proposed network and a future research program, there are ample reasons and opportunities for Malmö University to be at the forefront, nationally as well as internationally, in the area of digitalization, by providing critical analyses, sustainable technical solutions, forging successful research methodologies and developing relevant scenarios and models for human participation and engagement.

The complexities of a digitalized society must be researched, solutions and problems be actively and broadly addressed and, in the context of Malmö University, researchers, teachers and students be engaged and active in the development of a sustainable future.

Our overarching question is: How do we create a sustainable digitalized society?

A sustainable digitalized society means working toward social cohesion, efficient use of resources, increased functionality and security of different systems, reliable communication, and a critical understanding of and innovative solutions to key questions regarding integrity, security, and inclusion. The future of a sustainable digitalized society includes understanding the emergence of new business models, new sets of governance practices as well as an increased level of civic engagement through open data and new media structures in a post-massmedial society. For the university, it also means changed and new research conditions and methodologies, as well as solution-oriented perspectives and participatory frameworks. The participants represent a range of academic expertise and disciplinary backgrounds: computer science, media technology, design, urban studies, social work, and studies of welfare and governance. An aim during the network activities is to identify further partners within and outside the university, in order to strengthen the relevancy of the research program, as well as provide breadth in expertise of its future researchers.

During 2017 we will hold a series of workshops—within the network and open—about relevant issues regarding digitalization and work towards establishing new collaborations within and outside Malmö University, identify key external funding opportunities and map out possible projects for the future. 

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