TU Dublin will partners with experienced European researchers in this field. All partners will leverage their extensive industry engagement networks to ensure that the competencies developed match the needs of industry in this evolving area. Ultimately, it is hoped that it will result in the creation of a vibrant European ‘community of practice’ in digital ethics that will harmonize the understanding of digital ethics, their usefulness and their implementation. Those partners are:
Technological University Dublin
TU Dublin is Ireland’s first Technological University which was established on 1st January 2019 from a merger of Dublin Institute of Technology and two partner Institutions. It is situated at the heart of the Dublin ICT Hub. Career-focused students, dedicated staff and academic excellence in science, the arts, business, engineering and technology converge to create the leaders of tomorrow. It offers inclusive and open learning experience with pathways to graduation, from Apprenticeship to PhD. Our 28,500 students learn in a practice-based environment informed by the latest research and enabled by technological advances.TU Dublin hosts a thriving research community engaged in applying innovation and technology to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. We are deeply committed to collaborating with our national and international academic partners and our many networks in industry and civic society to create new learning experiences and develop impactful research. TU Dublin is an exciting new milestone in Irish Higher Education. With campuses in Dublin City, Tallaght and Blanchardstown, it spans the largest population centres of Ireland’s capital city. Building on the rich heritage of its founding organisations – DIT, IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght – TU Dublin will be inclusive and adaptable, creating educational opportunities for students at all stages.
Informatics Europe represents the academic and research community in Informatics (Computer Science, Computing, IT, ICT) in Europe. Bringing together university departments and research laboratories, it creates a strong common voice to safeguard and shape quality research and education in Informatics in Europe. With around 140 member institutions across 31 countries, Informatics Europe promotes common positions and acts on common priorities.
Mälardalen University (MDU) is a relatively young university and celebrated its 40th birthday in 2017. In just a few years the University has developed from a regional university of technology into a broad academy and a powerful driving force in the region. Today, Mälardalen University is one of Sweden’s largest institutes of higher education.
The University has over 15,000 students from all around the word studying one of our approximately 70 undergraduate and master programs, 14 of them taught in fully in English. Education and research are characterized by high international quality in Technology and Science, the Humanities, Social Science and the Caring Sciences. The University has extensive cooperation and strategic agreements with leading international high-tech companies such as ABB, Volvo, Ericsson, and Bombardier, as well as other and public communities both locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Our research puts applicability in focus, and the University’s close linkages with trade and industry are an important factor in our graduates’ success in the labor market after graduation, because of the standard of their education and their capacity for critical thinking and innovation. Mälardalen University also educates most entrepreneurs in Sweden. Innovation and product realization are some of the leading stars in our research and education, with a goal to provide support to the industry to realize more ideas and achieve more efficient development of new products and systems through knowledge and collaboration. In our arena for collaboration there are students, teachers, PhD students and researchers that want to create situations where we, together with the surrounding society, create value for all parts. We have contacts all over the world, with hundreds of agreements with other universities in more than 50 countries. In 2011, the University attracted more than 1000 international students from all over the world.
The European Digital Learning Network – DLEARN – is a no-profit association. It aims to embrace the challenges brought by the digital transformation in terms of digital skills mismatch and digital learning opportunities. The 47% of Europeans is not properly digitally skilled, yet in the near future 90% of jobs will require some level of digital skills and numerous opportunities in terms of jobs that are going to shape the labour market. A Successful education and training in our knowledge society depend increasingly on the confident, competent and innovative use of ICT.
DLEARN wants to bring closer the experiences and the voices of local territories and people to EU polices. Nowadays this process is hindered by the presence of bigger interests, notably big corporation or umbrella organizations. With our activities and through our network we want to minimize this gap, through the achievement of bottom up initiatives, such as:
- Closer cooperation and enhancement of our activities to a higher level through periodic project labs
- Tight networking activities and lobbying to achieve a fruitful accreditation of local needs to the relevant EU Commission DGs
- Improve existing experiences and knowledge of digital learning through sharing of practices and creation of efficient business opportunities
Institut Mines-Telecom/Télécom SudParis
Telecom SudParis (TSP) is a leading public graduate school of engineering known for its excellent level in the field of digital sciences and technology. The quality of its programs is based on the scientific excellence of its faculty members and teaching methods focused on project management, innovation and inter-cultural knowledge. Telecom SudParis is part of Institut Mines-Télécom, France’s leading group of engineering schools, supervised by the Ministry of Industry. It shares its international campus with Institut Mines-Télécom Business School (IMT-BS). The 105 full time professors and 100 staff members of Telecom SudParis contribute to the education of 1,000 students including 700 engineer and Master students and 180 doctoral students.
To foster its research and development activities, the IMT/TSP maintains close ties with industry on a partnership as well as a contractual basis.
The research team participant to the project is also member of the UMR 5157 CNRS SAMOVAR (Services répartis Architectures, MOdélisation, Validation, Administration des Réseaux) that is composed by researchers working in the services, networks and telecommunications domain.