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Southampton has re-organised its various Web Science activities across the University under a single new brand – the Web Science Institute – and has launched a new website to accompany the endeavour. The formal launch of the WSI is planned for June 12th.
The MediaLab at the University of Alcalá (Spain) started their on-line MSc program on Networked Media and Web Science in 2014. The program is 60 ECTS and prepares for entering the interdisciplinary Phd Program on Communication, Information and Technology in the Networked Society.
More information at: http://www3.uah.es/medialab/.
Inquiries can be sent to the Director of the program, Dr. Miguel-Angel Sicilia firstname.lastname@example.org
Southampton’s new CDTs are in addition to the 72 Centres unveiled by the EPSRC back in November 2013, when three new CDTs involving also Southampton were announced.
The University is leading the CDT in Web Science Innovation, which will train 65 students, says the university – that’s 13 students per year over five years – to innovate in the shaping of Web growth, Web practices and Web policy “to lead UK industry and government to reap the maximum economic and social value from its emerging digital economy”.
“Web Science offers the insights necessary to understand the flow of data and knowledge around the globe, and the social and technical processes that can turn gigabytes and terabytes of raw data and into valuable new applications or evidence-based policy, said Professor Les Carr, one of the directors of the CDT in Web Science Innovation.
“It also helps us appreciate the threats to our online identities but also the opportunities of allowing our personal digital avatars to participate in new kinds of online businesses, online politics and online social engagements.”
– See more at: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/university-electronics/university-of-southampton/southampton-boasts-two-new-centres-for-doctoral-training-2014-01/#sthash.77u7X8a2.dpuf
If you missed Dame Wendy Hall’s episode of ‘Life Scientific’ which was on BBC Radio 4 on October the 8th at 9.00am, not to worry because you can listen again here.
In the programme she talks to Professor and presenter Jim Al Khalili about the rate that things have changed, how the web is still not quite what it should be, and about the new discipline she has helped to found known as Web Science.
Professor Dame Wendy Hall is a Director of the Web Science DTC