The MMU Digital Futures Research Hub is a multi-disciplinary platform for research on the digitalization of our society. The goal is to foster innovative, cutting-edge multi-disciplinary research, and to provide outstanding training for talented young scholars and students through 8 research institutes.

The hub is a community and industry centric entity, with 20 professor chairs that brings together universities, governmental and industrial research organizations, as well as state and federal governments

Digital Futures Discourse 2 : The Open Curriculum project: Co-creation the syllabus with students and graduates on rapidly advancing business and technology areas

In today’s networked economy, how to prepare our students to excel in a growing world of VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity of general conditions and situations)? How can we enhance students’ learn to learn capabilities and confidence in presentation? Come to this workshop and learn how The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Potsdam University, Germany have piloted a new learning pedagogy whereby students, teachers and graduates co-create a curriculum via scenario development.

Innovations that support development of smart, green and sustainable cities
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Innovations that enhance effectiveness of connectivity among places and people across the globe and beyond
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Innovations that improve the effectiveness and experience of teaching and learning
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Innovations that support smart and intelligent business operations, management, and productions
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Innovations that provide creative contents enhancing the effectiveness of expression
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Innovations that increase convenience and enhance experience of individual’s day to day activities
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Innovations that support safe and secure digital future
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Innovations that support development of digital society
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As a hub of research scientists, we bring a spirit of respectful inquiry to the way we look at the world around us. We are interested in discovering answers to fundamental questions about the things that affect our lives, to figuring out how they relate to each other, and then thinking of ways to apply them to our lives. That’s what we do as researchers. We explore, we analyse, we understand, we predict and we adapt.

Our researchers differ widely in background and training. Members of the Digital Futures Research Hub hail from nations in many continents. Some are engineers, some are Information Technology specialists, some are business scholars or social scientists, and some are artists. It is this diversity, in people and perspective, that gives our Digital Futures Research Hub the unique mix of talents and breadth of scope that we believe are needed to improve the world today.


The range of disciplinary expertise and domain knowledge needed to address the issues facing researchers is broad and not always available in one place. We strive to develop networks and linkages with researchers in various faculties, institutes of higher learning, government agencies, NGOs, private research institutes and corporations. Our collaborative networks reach around the world.


Tough economic times has necessitated certain shifts in the acquisition and utilization of financial and other resources.

It is important to go beyond traditional sources of university research support. Entering into agreements with corporate partners or communities has led to new vistas for studying the pressing issues of the day, still maintaining strict principles of scientific objectivity and research ethics.