UZH Digital Society Initiative

Parldigi MasterClass 2021

The Parldigi MasterClass is a series of events for parliamentarians consisting of three thematic modules and a concluding discussion event on a current political topic. Renowned researchers from the Universities of Zurich and Geneva as well as EPFL and ETHZ will present and discuss the latest scientific findings on the topics of artificial intelligence, cyber security and the Internet of the future. The continuing education morning will take place on Monday at the beginning of all four sessions in 2021 at the Federal Palace.

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Prevalence of Hate Speech on Twitter in Switzerland and Strategies to Counter It

The new project financed by BAKOM combines natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning with civil society engagement to analyse the prevalence of online hate speech on Twitter in Switzerland and to identify effective strategies to counter it. The project is a collaboration between alliance F (Federation of Swiss Women’s Associations), the Digital Democracy Lab (UZH) and the Immigration Policy Lab (ETH).

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Join the study: Smartphone map app use

In the context of a research project of the DSI, the Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis (GIVA) group aims to better understand when, how, and where people use mobile map apps. Such knowledge of mobile map use behaviour in everyday activities may help to design future map apps that more effectively and efficiently support people’s mobility. For this research project, the GIVA group seeks participants between 18 and 85 years… Read More »Join the study: Smartphone map app use

PhD Student Position: Public trust in national electronic health records in Switzerland and neighbouring countries (100%)

We invite you to apply for a four-year full-time PhD position at the intersection of digital health and public health. As a PhD student you will contribute to the research project «Data handling, security and protection: reaching conceptual equivalence for the concept of public trust in national electronic health records in Switzerland and neighbouring countries» funded by the “Digitalisierungsinitiative der Zürcher Hochschulen” (DIZH). You will be supervised by Felix Gille,… Read More »PhD Student Position: Public trust in national electronic health records in Switzerland and neighbouring countries (100%)