SITesS stands for Sustainable Information Technologies for Societies project. SITeS implements AISS – Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Societies 120 ECTS Joint Masters programme, including mobility, internships and granting multiple degrees (level 7 in ISCED 2011). 

SITeS–JM increases the number of participants and a wide range of public and private organisations to enhance inclusive and equitable quality education in sustainable digital societies. Sustainable Development Goals, ethics, and European values are stressed to bring resilience to change (Digital Education Action Plan). The digital skills (European Innovation Agenda) are educated to talents who can boost innovation capacity and have digital competencies, e.g., in artificial intelligence (AI) and data-driven decision-making.  

The Digital Targets 2030 promotes new talents in digital rights and principles, where people are at the centre of designing and acting in a fair online environment, safe from illegal and harmful content. AISS answer those through its three educational pillars: 

  • AI and Data Science, which focuses on AI and data-driven decision-making; 
  • Sustainable Digital Societies, which tackles the European Skills Agenda and 
  • Active Citizenship, which handles the Digital targets, demands citizen active participation in democratic societies, engagement in the democratic processes and control over their data. 

      The project has a unique organisation of studies with novel hybrid pedagogies, interdisciplinary project-based courses with real clients, and designs micro-credentials with associate partners on topics relevant to society and the labour market. The project contributes to educational research on improving learning methods for hybrid and online learning, which is interdisciplinary and collaborative. 

      The project also improves the academia, industry and student collaboration and future paths towards industry with the help of DEMOLA. 

      The programme is co-created by Tallinn University (Estonia), Tampere University (Finland), Lusófona University (Portugal).

      Associate partners: Citizen OS, Estonian Anthropocene Center NGO, Lääne-Harju municipality, Inspirators! and the collaborative partners Tampere City and Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE.