Welcome to iHub, Radboud University’s interdisciplinary research hub on digitalization and society. iHub brings together a diverse range of scholars from across the humanities, social sciences, engineering and natural sciences to tackle urgent questions raised by the increased digitalization and datafication of science and society.
Digital technologies shape more and more aspects of our lives, from how we work and communicate, to how we live together in cities, participate in politics, promote health and fight disease. As digitalization expands to all sectors of society, governance of science and technology becomes increasingly complex, and balancing benefits and risks while negotiating competing interests becomes paramount.
iHub’s mission is to better understand the effects of digitalization on our society and to help steer digital transformations in ways where public values are central. We seek to do this by:
Different disciplinary perspectives and diverse quantitative and qualitative methods are necessary for understanding how we adapt to digital transformations and for crafting solutions to the challenges they pose.
iHub therefore fosters interdisciplinary, collaborative research that involves scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including: computer science, philosophy, law, linguistics, educational sciences, behavioral and communication sciences, Science and Technology Studies and organizational studies, and history.
In line with this combined approach, iHub encourages active collaboration with industry, non-profit organisations, and government. iHub also welcomes external researchers to join for a sabbatical and/or research visit.