Utrecht Data School is a research platform at Utrecht University. We investigate how datafication and algorithmisation transforms citizenship and democracy. This research is informed through our close cooperation with external partners from (local) government organisations, (public) media, companies, and NGO’s. Our action research approach grounds in both qualitative research practices, and digital methods and data analysis.
Our activities are built on three premises:
- We must be where the datafication and algorithmisation manifests
- Teaching and research must be connected
- Our activities must lead to applicable solutions
We do not preach in lecture halls, we engage in the field!
We investigate and actively take part in shaping the digital society.