Writing the 2019 Annual Report in times of social distancing was a special situation for us. At the same time, it was exciting to see what our researchers have achieved in the past year and how the ECDF has grown in significance as a pioneer of interdisciplinary and cross-institutional research cooperation. The annual report is now also available online for download.
In the Annual Report 2019 we present our activities, research projects and the people involved in them. 17 additional professors have been appointed at the participating universities. Last year, the ECDF held more than 70 events which were attended by around 3,000 participants – hardly conceivable in view of the current pandemic situation. One of many highlights was the Climathon – a 24-hour hackathon for climate protection, in which the ECDF participated with a challenge.
This expertise is in demand especially now in times of the global corona pandemic. As an interdisciplinary center for digitalization research, we feel particularly called upon to contribute our knowledge in the areas of data science, digital health, online services and machine learning, as well as to research the effects of the pandemic on the labor market, among other things.
We hope you enjoy reading this report!
To download the ECDF Annual Report 2019 click here.