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). This project seeks first to carefully analyse the prevalence of hate speech and… Read More »Prevalence of Hate Speech on Twitter in Switzerland and Strategies to Counter It
In many professions where personal contact with people is paramount, digitalisation has a difficult time. But digital tools can also make midwives’ work easier in obstetrics. DIZH fellow Michael Gemperle tells you what digitalisation can do in obstetrics – and what it can’t.Read More »Digitalisation in obstetrics
Alice Delorme Benites from the ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics knows that machine translation systems are popular among ZHAW researchers. As part of a DIZH Fellowship and a DFF project, she is investigating how to use machine translation for papers, abstracts or research proposals and what to consider.Read More »Better use of DeepL, Google Translate & Co.
DIZH Fellow Christiane Hohenstein of the ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics is conducting research to make it easier for people who communicate in sign language to study in the digital age. The aim is to develop an app that enables people who communicate in sign language to learn academic vocabulary and expand their academic language.Read More »Sign language interpretation
Rebecca Brauchli is responsible for the program office of the DIZH innovation program. She revealed to ZHAW in an interview why she has the perfect qualifications for the job, what exactly the innovation program is and where she feels digitalization in her everyday life.Read More »Interview with Rebecca Brauchli
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%)
Artificial intelligence that takes care of programming and a book that explores the impact of digitalisation on academic writing. Thanks to the DIZH Fellowships, innovative projects emerge at the ZHAW.
Read here what Christian Rapp and Marcela Ruiz are researching and how the Fellowship is supporting them.Read More »When a discussion leads to developing a software. DIZH Fellowship at the ZHAW
Lecture series of the PHZH for interested teachers (in German)
Digital transformation is one of the greatest societal challenges of our time. How we work and consume, communicate and interact, teach and learn is undergoing profound changes. Where are schools and society heading in the age of digital data and media? What are the risks and opportunities associated with digitization? And how can learning succeed under digital conditions? This series of topics focuses on various current developments and offers an in-depth look at the digital transformation of society and education.Read More »Digital transformation in school and society
The project aims to provide data, insights, and recommendations on non-technical aspects of cybersecurity. It helps to address ethical and legal challenges in securing the digital infrastructure of Switzerland. The project is part of the National Research Programme 77 “Digital Transformation”.Read More »Creating an ethical and legal governance framework for trustworthy cybersecurity in Switzerland