We are excited to announce that Edinburgh Napier University joins an elite group of 65 UK universities as part of the Turing University Network. As a member, ENU will have the opportunity to engage with the world-leading Institute, and influence its schemes, initiatives, and direction.
We are excited to announce that Edinburgh Napier University joined the Turing University Network at the start of October. Set up by the Alan Turing Institute in April 2023, the Turing University Network offers members the opportunity to collaborate in finding solutions, building skills for the future, and driving an informed public conversation around data science and AI.
2 October 2023
Edinburgh Napier joins an elite group of 65 UK universities as part of the Turing University Network. As a member, ENU will have the opportunity to engage with the world-leading Institute, and influence its schemes, initiatives, and direction.
Dr Megan Crawford, PI of the Futures & Analytics Research Hub, and Business School Turing Liaison, underscored the significance of this achievement, “It is a wonderful achievement. Our membership opens so many more doors for the Business School. To start, we now have access to broader networks for engagement, collaboration, and expansion.
“Our targets include a focus on development and use of trustworthy and ethical AI to improve the quality and sustainability of healthcare, environment, and communities. Prioritised in our targets are equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) strategies. Our vision for EDI-centred AI and data science is open, transparent and ethical solutions that are developed and maintained on a diversity of identities. This includes amplifying voices of staff and students that help advance their work and perspectives, creating a platform for marginalised groups and individuals.
“During the first two years, we will focus on advancing an inclusive and diverse community that engages members at all stages of their career, new member outreach, skills partnerships, and connecting with Turing research programmes.”
Prof Christine Cross, Dean of the Business School at ENU, said, “This is a testament to the Business School’s dedication to providing exceptional opportunities and fostering a culture of continuous improvement. Edinburgh Napier’s membership into this ambitious network of universities reflects our dedication to addressing the grand challenges of our time and leading the next generation of innovators.”
Prof Maxwell Chipulu, Head of Research at the Business School, shared his support, “We are thrilled to announce that TBS researchers will join other ENU researchers at the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's leading AI research institute! Together, they will develop new and innovative ways to use AI to benefit businesses and society.”