Events for Researchers

The Digital Society Initiative invites researchers to exchange information and network with each other. For this reason, we regularly offer smaller and larger events at which researchers can present their projects. 


Important: Safety concept for events

Would you like to participate in a DSI event? Please be sure to observe the Covid-19 safety concept of the UZH and the DSI


Events in cooperation with the DSI


Text Classification Workshop: The Computational Methods Working Group at the University of Zurich offers a two-day workshop on “Text Classification in Python” with Anke Stoll (University of Düsseldorf) and invites PhD students from all social sciences with prior general programming experience to apply. You can find further informations here.


Young scholars in Computational Social Science: The workshop “Young Scholars in Computational Social Science” addresses young scholars, i.e., PhD students or those who successfully defended their PhD within the last three years, who apply computational methods to answer questions in social sciences. We aim to attract young scholars from different disciplines in social sciences, including but not limited to communication science, political science, or sociology. Here you can find more informations.


Further events in the field of digitalization

Currently no events


Swiss Internet Governance Forum: On September 28. 2020 the Swiss Internet Governance Forum will take place (virtually). The Swiss IGF is the national offshoot of the UN Internet Governance Forum, the global process in which all stakeholders agree on the rules of the game on the Internet ("Internet Governance"). Topics in the field of digitalisation which are of great interest to numerous players throughout Switzerland are discussed. The Swiss IGF is open to all interested parties and is free of charge - there are no entry barriers. The program and registration for the virtual event can be found here.


Public lecture "The Politics of Platform Regulation and Election News and Information in the U.S.": On October 1, 2020, Prof. Philip M. Napoli of Duke University will give a lecture on "The Politics of Platform Regulation and Election News and Information in the U.S.". The public lecture will take place from 16:00 to 17:00 via zoom and is organized by the Center for the Public Sphere and Society (fög). Abstract and registration can be found here.