The new Research Theme “Digital Technologies, Data and Innovation” (DDI) has been successfully launched at the Sheffield Institute for International Development. The new theme brings together 20 staff members and PhD students from 12 departments at the University of Sheffield, including the Information School, Engineering, Geography, Urban Studies and Planning, Grantham Centre, Health, Education, East Asian Studies and Management.

Theme Lead Prof Dorothea Kleine stated: “Our aim for this exciting new theme is to help leverage digital technologies, data and innovation for change towards social and environmental justice in a prosperous world. We will do this by carrying out excellent research and by supporting our people, staff and students, to develop as responsible leaders in this transformative field. I am really looking forward to working with this excellent and committed group of researchers, as well as with our partners in practice, policy, industry and in communities.”   

Dan Brockington, SIID Director: “I am really excited about this new development which is central to SIID’s core mission and vision”.

If you are interested in finding out more please email Dorothea Kleine

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