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Academic Program

The program approaches digitization from an interdisciplinary perspective and discusses implications for societies in the areas of science, ethics, economy, culture and communication. A high level of English is required in order to be able to fully engage in the interactive lectures, workshops and webinars that are entirely taught in English. 

The program is not only on digitization, it is digital: Participants will take part in online seminars by professors from our partner institutions world wide: 

  • Imaginaries of Data Justice: US and EU perspectives by Margarita Boenig-Liptsin PhD, University of California, Berkeley, USA

  • Data Rights and Human Rights by Associate Professor David Caroll, Parsons School of Design New York, USA

  • New Opportunities for Digitizing Indigenous Presense. Blackfoot Language and the DesiphAR App by Anna Nuhn and Jessie Loyer, Mount Royal University, Canada

  • Digital Health Transformation: Ethical and Social Implications by Giovanna Nieminen Sanchez, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland LTD, Finland

... and more!

Participants will take part in seminars by professors of the University of Cologne:

  • Youtube and Shaping of Political Opinion of Teenagers from an Academic Perspective by Christian Noll, Department for Education and Social Sciences

  • Quantifying Social Phenomena and Critical, Reflection of Digitization by Professor Patrick Bettinger, Department for Education and Social Sciences

  • Media Control Analysis and Digital Surveillance Based On Super-Scoring by Professor Stephan Packard, Institute of Media Culture and Theatre

  • How To Guarantee Freedom Of Speech In Social Networks by Dr. Frederik Ferreau, Chair of Media Law

  • Digital Societies. The Influence of Web Search Engines on Political Opinion Formation by M.Sc. Franziska Pradel, Cologne Center for Comparative Politics

  • Modelling Between Digital and Humanities: Thinking in Practice by Prof. Dr. Øyvind Eide, Department of Digital Humanities

... and more!

Cultural Program

Currently we are working on an online cultural program. Stay tuned for more details coming!