Data School (DS) is a research platform in the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University. Data School (DS) investigates how big data and AI affect citizenship and democracy, and how public management transforms.
DS has been researching the impact of digitization on society since 2013, through collaborations with governments, NGOs, companies, students and scientists. The team of researchers and experts are working on cutting-edge projects in the fields of social media research an digital ethics.
In addition to merely understanding technological and social change, DS develops applications for responding to challenges it constitutes. Their research produces applicable solutions such as educative formats for training and upskilling, and practical impact assessments and audits for implementing responsible data and AI practices.