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The Digital Society

Here at Østfold University College (ØUC), we have ambitious goals to expand our research and our academic program offerings that are relevant to tomorrow’s society. In alignment with both the Government's call for digital transformation at the university/university college levels and the Høgskolen's vision, with society for the future, and strategic plans, we have developed and launched our research initiative, The Digital Society.   

The Research Disciplines that constitute The Digital Society


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    Andean indigenous in digital society must be more than software users June 22, 2021 11:27 AM

    In a recent article, researchers present an exploratory study that aims to understand how Andean indigenous people made the jump from a group that is woefully underrepresented in software industry to professionals in that same field.

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    Can Virtual Reality help autistic children? Feb. 22, 2021 11:50 AM

    As part of his PhD-project Anders Dechsling and colleagues recently published an article where they have reviewed available evidence on the use of Virtual Reality in interventions for autistic children. Together with researchers from the research group DeveLeP at Østfold University College and international collaborators, Dechsling found that there were a lot of studies investigating VR-interventions for autistic children. However, none of them utilize interventions with the most support in the research literature.

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    Seven Ph.D. positions relevant for “The Digital Society” Feb. 18, 2019 1:03 PM

    The 23 applications received at the end of last year have been evaluated and it has been decided to support 7 PhD positions relevant for “The Digital Society”. Decision letters have now been sent to all applicants together with the external project evaluations.