The Einstein Center Digital Future is an inter-university nucleus for research on the digitalization of our society. Its aim is to foster innovative, cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, and to provide outstanding training for talented young scholars. The Einstein Center Digital Future is a public-private partnership, initiating around 50 new professorships, and bringing together universities, non-university research institutes, and industrial enterprises, as well as regional and federal ministries. The scale of this alliance between public entities, sponsors and supporters is unique in Berlin’s history as a center of academic endeavor.
Areas of reaearch are e.g. smart housing, smart cities, smart mobility, digital education, bioinformatics, personalized medicine, digital diagnostics, new methods in genome data analysis and biomedical imaging as well as semantic data intelligence, identity management, the physical foundations of IT security, the Internet of Things and wearable technologies. The topics of the latest generation of water and sewage systems, digitalization and the workplace as well as multicultural aspects of digitalization also play a role.