Studying the Other or Becoming the Other: Engaging with Indigenous Peoples in IS Research
The WUN research consortium “The trans-nationalisation of indigenous movements: The role of digital technologies” has investigated how information systems (IS) can promote social inclusion, and how Indigenous peoples use technologies
Academics report ‘pandemia’ work conditions in recent surveys
Work conditions at universities have eroded during the pandemic, report academics in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia in a recent survey. One survey respondent used the term “pandemia,” which
Innovating the mathematics curriculum in times of change
Academics increasingly recognise the need to decolonise learning, not merely by bringing in marginalised materials or perspectives but by looking more fundamentally at educational practices. In this context, mathematics has
Replay: WUN ECR Networking Workshop on Sustainable Cities and Communities
The Worldwide Universities Network recently held the third in its special program series of networking workshops for early career researchers (ECR) on the theme of Developing the next generation of research
WUN research group organises International Conference on Gender and (Im)mobility in Uncertain Times
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) researcher Professor Jing Song will hold an international conference on 11-12 March 2021 as part of her WUN interdisciplinary research group ‘Women’s Mobility: Negotiating
WUN funding helps lay foundation for international cooperation on digital health
New technologies are capturing different information about health and treatments, opening up new pathways for more efficient and effective care. With its distinctive collaborative model, the WUN Digital Health Research Network has founded a new international society and is developing methodologies for studying and evaluating digital health innovations. Click through for the full story.
New paper probes data diplomacy’s expanding role
The convergence of data and diplomacy and its far-reaching effects are the focus of a new academic paper by WUN-affiliated researchers published in Science & Diplomacy.
Data Diplomacy was co-authored by Andy Boyd (Bristol), Jane Gatewood, (Rochester), Stuart Thorson, (Syracuse) and Timothy Dye (Rochester). The publication reflects insights from the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) symposium on data diplomacy held at the Academy of Medicine in New York in October 2015. It also names symposium delegates who lent their expertise in the areas of public health and translational research, governance and public policy, and data sharing and management to investigate the intersection of data and diplomatic engagement.
The paper shows data to be a two-edged sword: used to empower communities by granting them cultural capital and opening diplomatic possibilities, and as a tool to manage citizens’ behaviour. (Click through to full story.)
Using digital technology to preserve Holocaust memory and places
Digital technologies enable the creation of personal connection with Holocaust survivors.
Bergen researcher awarded for Snapchat Research Stories
Professor Jill Walker Rettberg studies how humans use technology and what it means to us as a culture.