Twente Alumni Lecture - Moving beyond citizens as sensors

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


Whether it's people mapping damages after a disastrous flood in the Philippines, monitoring green spaces in Suriname, or tracking ticks via a smart phone app in the Netherlands, citizen science is a useful tool not only for collecting data but also in the rapid generation and sharing of information with the public. UT’s ITC Faculty has a long history of working with communities to empower them through geospatial technologies and has a diverse portfolio of projects around the world engaging the general public.

ITC researcher Katja Egorova works in the area of citizen science with a particular focus on developing new frameworks for the involvement of people into the scientific processes that go beyond data collection. To address today’s societal challenges it is important to move beyond the idea of “citizens as sensors” to a more inclusive approach where citizens have a ‘voice’. Join this talk to learn more about Katja’s research as well as provide input on how UT alumni can become more involved in this area!

During this gathering you will also hear the latest news from the university as well as join a virtual ‘borrel’ where you and your fellow alumni can (re)connect with each other in small groups based on their locations and Twente study years.
Period11 Mar 2021


  • citizen science
  • alumni