GOR 15

The HIIG at GOR 15

Photo: Cornelius Puschmann, Kaja Scheliga, and Isabella Peters (before she and her colleagues won the poster prize) This year, like last year, the HIIG was programme partner for the Internet & Society track at the General Online Research Conference in Cologne. Here are my impressions from the conference. Track B on #GOR15 will be: Internet and Society Thanks to our Programme Partner: |a|hiig_berlin


Berlin meets Belfast: A Recap of the 5th Global Cybersecurity Technology Research Summit 2015

One week ago, the 5th Global Cybersecurity Technology Research Summit organised by the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) took place. This year’s conference was underpinned by the theme «A Future Legacy» and was tied to Belfast’s heritage as a hub for industry and engineering. Among the more than hundred participants from academia, industry and...

Continuous learning cycles help accelerators, incubators and startups to prosper jointly

In recent years we have seen a notable increase in foundations of acceleration and incubation programs for startups. Especially programs such as Y Combinator or techstars, both based in the US, have gone viral with many seed and early stage startups being supported. As of today a total of 417 startups with 322 still being in business have gone through the techstars program....


Why we need to fundamentally rethink the role of video in online education

By Anna Hansch, Lisa Hillers and Christopher Newman. When the New York Times declared 2012 «the Year of the MOOC«, it seemed that the arrival of Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, was set to fundamentally disrupt the higher education landscape. These online courses offered on platforms such as iversity, Coursera or Udacity attract tens of thousands of students from around the...