Everything we do in the future will involve digital technology, whether it's driving a car or turning on a light switch.
Although governments must stay a step ahead in areas such as cyber security, in other areas the rapid growth of digital technology threatens to leave communities behind.
The pace, nature and pattern of socio-economic development globally, in particular digital growth thanks to the increase in enabling technologies, requires us to understand the local, national and global challenges of this fast-paced growth.
Our academics and postgraduates conduct world class research into the scientific, social and economic impact of digital technology and work to encourage research and innovation that builds sustainable, strong and inclusive models cities and communities, through which there is inclusive economic and social growth.
Projects available under this theme
Applications for 2018 entry are now closed. Projects for 2019 entry will be announced in December 2018.