Impetus for the digital society

Impetus for the digital society

Digitalisation is innovation. Exploiting digitalisation for society needs
governance of innovation. In order to shape societal change, we first need to understand it.

Lab for Digital Maverick

Lab for digital mavericks

A home for researchers who cross disciplinary boundaries, love questioning
norms and discourses – in order to explore the depths of digital transformation.

exploring digital sphere

We are making sense of the digital society

Digital transformation affects all areas of societal life. In our research at HIIG we analyse these changes and shed light on current discourses, in order to inform and activate the actors involved.

incubator

Incubator for digital research networkers

Interested in becoming part of a home to digital mavericks? HIIG offers young researchers
a platform for their interests and helps them grow their international network.

Exploring digital spheres

Exploring digital spheres

HIIG is on a mission: We are making sense of the digital society.
While everyone is asking for interdisciplinary research, we have been doing it since the beginning.

European Perspective

European perspective on global issues

In times of rapid change there is great need for global explanations.
We look for these answers by putting on European glasses.

Hub for internet research

Hub for Internet Research

Together with economic, political and civil-society stakeholders we're exploring digitalisation
in order to bridge the gap between the web and society.

NEWS FROM THE INSTITUTE

Neuer HIIG Podcast

Exploring digital spheres

Come with us on a journey into the realms of the digital: We ask our researchers, how...

Making sense of the digital society

Academic lecture series

Register now for the next lecture! On 20 November Nick Couldry will talk about data colonialism.

Newsletter

HIIG Quarterly: Read now!

Exploring the Digital Society, Big Data Nudging, Colonised by Data: Our institute’s latest newsletter has been published.

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ISSUES IN FOCUS

Exploring the digital society

To understand current social and technological change, we need explanations that help shape our future. Within the framework of the lecture series “Making Sense of the Digital Society“, visionary experts share their perspective on the digital society of our time. They address fundamental questions: What could a European perspective on the current transformation process look like? What is the meaning of power and how is it distributed? And what role do digital technologies play in this? This issue in focus brings together highlights from previous events.

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OUR EVENTS

SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Gemeinsam digital
Entrepreneurship · Innovation · Innovation

Gemeinsam Digital – SME 4.0

Innovation Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship · Innovation · Innovation

Entrepreneurship Research Lab

FEATURED VIDEOS

Making sense of the digital society

The politics of urban digital infrastructures

Jeanette Hofmann (in German)

Discussion on AI at German Federal Council

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INTERNET SOCIETY FOUNDATION

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NETWORK OF CENTERS

To connect with other internet researchers, HIIG founded a network

WHAT DOES THE HIIG SAY TO ...

Find out what we contribute to these public discourses and investigate in our research