The research initiative is aimed at pooling on UZH’s expertise for digitization of society and science. Consequently, UZH is assuming a pioneering international role and looking to develop new research fields in the next few years.
As examples serve research projects of founding member Sara Fabrikant and her GIVA group, which use 3D simulations to study how people under stress navigate around a space with a digital assistant.
The UZH Digital Society Initiative was launched on September 14, 2016 by President of the Federal Council Johann Schneider-Ammann und member of the governing council Silvia Steiner.
NZZ, 07.10.2016 (in German)
Press Release UZH, 14.09.2016
Video GIVA (in German)
UZH Journal4/2016, page 5 (in German)
Tagesanzeiger, 14.09.2016 (in German)