For Researchers

Are you a researcher?

The Digital Society Initiative is a "university platform" that promotes interdisciplinary and interfaculty research at the University of Zurich.

The aim of the Digital Society Initiative is to reflect on and actively shape digitalisation and its impact on society, politics, economy and culture. 

This is what we can offer you


The DSI advises researchers in the preparation of successful grant applications on digitalisation topics and in the management of research projects. Projects with third party funding directly acquired by members of the DSI board of directors or the managing board, are listed in the section Projects. 

The DSI aims at establishing assistant professorships and research groups. Assistant professorships will be used to build up research skills in promising topics. Furthermore, the DSI supports the planning of regular and extraordinary professorships relevant to digitalisation by means of expertise and fundraising.