Founded in 2018, UMB Data & Society Lab (UMB DSL) is a multidisciplinary center within Matej Bel University’s Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, dedicated to research, education and policy work on the intersection of technology and society.

We are a proud member of the Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers – a group of academic institutions with a focus on interdisciplinary research on the development, social impact, policy implications, and legal issues concerning the Internet

Digital Platforms and Society

Examining the digital infrastructure of digital platforms, their influence on social movements and policy around the globe and the shared principles, norms and decision making procedures that shape the use of these platforms worldwide. 

Cybersecurity and Society

Cyber threats are a global risk that government, the private sector, non-governmental organisations – and the global community as a whole – must deal with. In our work we examine the consequences of cyber technology for political and social affairs. 

A.I. and Society

The impact of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning on societies, government and international relations is an important area of research. In our work we seek to understand how these technological developments affect social order and the functioning of politics.  

Partners & Supporters

The UMB Data&Society Lab was founded in 2018, thanks to financial support from IBM. Since then the lab has established various partnerships with government, business, and civil society. A big thank you goes to all our partners & supporters!

News

Launch of the ‘DSL HARBINGER LECTURE SERIES’

We are excited to announced the launch of the DSL HARBINGER LECTURE SERIES. The DSL Harbinger aims to bring…

New student intern cohort joins UMB DSL

Join us in welcoming our four new student research interns!   MEET THE NEW INTERNS   Anna Macko…

APPLY NOW – Friends of Slovakia Student Summit

  APPLY NOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FRIENDS OF SLOVAKIA FIRST INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUMMIT ON THE “CHALLENGES OF…

New Position Papers responding to UNHRC and Facebook Oversight Board consultations

The Alliance for Healthy Infosphere (AHI) of which UMB DSL is a member, has recently release two new position…

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