Reinvent digital
future

HIGHEST SCIENTIFIC STANDARDS:
INTER- AND TRANSDISCIPLINARY

The challenges of the digital transformation require innovative and interdisciplinary research approaches.

That’s why we strongly encourage our academic staff to form multidisciplinary teams and try out new ideas. At ENS, we provide you with excellent research conditions and comprehensive support for both senior and early-stage researchers. As part of our vibrant academic community of economists, lawyers, social scientists and technical experts in computer science, you benefit from interdisciplinary perspectives and international exchange.

Researching at ENS is based on close project-related cooperation between professors, academic staff and students. We look for intellectual challenges and reject any constraining boundaries of mono-disciplinarity. In principle, research projects at ENS are trans- or interdisciplinary in nature. They include a broad variety of research areas, such as new forms of political legitimacy, changing structures of production and consumption, the analysis of new emerging social structures and ethics in an ever more automatized world.

Projects at ENS will often involve non-academic expertise and are planned to be integrated in European or international scientific networks. With our research, we moreover aim at providing relevant insights for non-academic actors from politics, economy and civil society.

ENS PhD program


Our PhD program is designed to provide excellent research conditions for scholars from all disciplines. As PhD candidate, you hold a three-year TVL13/65% position at ENS that can be extended twice and benefit from a tailor-made program adapted to your individual needs. It holds detailed agreements with your supervisor, the regular opportunity for exchange in a scientific colloquium and access to a mentoring team including external mentors.

Additionally, you receive support at all stages of your career, including workshops, advice on publication strategies and new techniques for presenting your results. You want to kick-off your academic career? Call for applications coming soon!

ENS Fellowship Program


Starting in 2021, ENS will host two Fellowship Programs that offer scientists from all over the world the opportunity to join a lively and creative academic community. As Fellow of the Hannah Arendt Fellowship, you are an experienced post-doc scientist and bring your own research project to profit from an excellent infrastructure and vibrant exchange opportunities with senior scientists.

The John Dewey Fellowship offers junior scholars the unique opportunity to join one of the various ENS projects or programmes and extend their scientific experience in an international team.

Our program for Visiting Fellows offers scientists who are active in one of our core research areas the opportunity to spend time at ENS upon invitation by a member of the Core Faculty. You can join us as a Visiting Fellow, being offered a workplace and access to all facilities and scientific resources of the European New School. The duration of the stay usually varies between two and six months.

Projects

01.02.2020-01.02.2022

Post-Accession Europeanization

The project makes a distinctive contribution to assessing post-accession compliance in Central and Eastern Europe by employing a new method of analysis based on computer driven data acquisition.

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Publications

Events

Kick-Off Conference

23 October 2020, 09:00
European New School
Collegium Polonicum

Our Kick-Off Conference will consist of a Opening on the 22ndof October and a scientific conference on the 23rdof October. Different panels offer insights on the impact of the digital transformation on Democracy, Science, Law and Economics and a Gallery Walk will give you the chance to get to know the newest answers to the challenges of Europe’s Digital Society.

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Opening Ceremony

22 October 2020, 18:00
European New School
Collegium Polonicum

On 22ndof October we will celebrate the start of the European New School of Digital Studies in a grand Opening Ceremony. Different guests will provide you with insights on current developments in the digital worldand a panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities of Academia in the 21stCentury

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If you would like to join us for our Opening Ceremony, please register here for further information and the invitation to our Opening Ceremony

Unconference: Internet & Human Rights in the digital age

25 October 2019
Collegium Polonicum

The Centre for Internet & Human Rights and the ENS hosted an unconference with scientists and practitioners to discuss theoretical foundations for human rights in the digital age and their practical implications.

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Digitalization and Democracy

2/3 September 2019
Center for Advanced Internet Studies Bochum

The workshop brought together scientists from different areas of political and communication science to analyse and discuss theoretical norms and empirical implications of the digital age for democracy.

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AI-Based Scenario Research

12 April 2019
European University Viadrina

In cooperation with the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and Deloitte’s Center for the Long View participants from Viadrina assessed and debated the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in scenario-based research.

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European Digital Society

21 March 2019
European University Viadrina

The workshop provided an overview on pertinent research at Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, the Panthéon-Sorbonne
and the European University Viadrina related to understanding and criticizing the emerging European digital society.

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Competing Digital Geopolitics: China and the EU

21 February 2019
German Institute for International & Security Affairs (SWP)

In cooperation with the Chair for European and International Politics at the European University Viadrina, Deloitte’s Center for the Long View and SWP the workshop shed light on an AI-based scenario methodology to develop scenarios on digital geopolitics.

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Physical address:

Building: Collegium Polonicum (CP)
Ul. Kosciuszki 1
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Postal adress:

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