GenZ is a strategic profiling theme of the University of Oulu (2018 – 2022), funded by the Academy of Finland. GenZ aims to respond to the challenges rapidly developing new technologies will have on human lives in the 21st century. GenZ aims to strengthen human capabilities, anticipate future challenges and increase human resilience through world-class interdisciplinary research within the identified themes. In the GenZ project, we do not want to take humans for granted but turn this perspective inside out and ask the question differently: What if the digital future was not driven by digital technologies but by humans? What do we need to do to strengthen human skills and capabilities and to enable a human-driven digital future?
GenZ aims to create a world-class multidisciplinary research-based GenZ Hub offering transformative know-how to strengthen human capabilities, anticipate future challenges and increase human resilience. GenZ Hub will organize various activities, initiate a visitor programme and collaborate with local and international stakeholders.
- Know-how and culture