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NEWS FROM THE INSTITUTE

Toolkit

Short videos for science communication

This toolkit teaches researchers how share their scientific findings and exeprtise on TikTok, YouTube & Instagram.

Job Posting

European platform publics research network

We are looking for scientific and organisational support in our new European research network for the implementation of the DSA.

Research magazine

Encore Volume 2023/2024

This issue deals with topics such as populism in the online space, the influence of social media platforms on opinion-forming, and much more.

Research project

Human in the loop?

Our team is investigating how the active involvement of humans can make a difference in automated decision-making processes.

Open Call for Case Studies

Forging resilient & creative universities

We are looking for university study programmes for our field research to redefine EdTech for universities.

Research project

Safe in data traffic

How can citizens be effectively informed by advertisers about the possible risks of using their personal data and options for meaningful intervention?

UPCOMING EVENTS

RESEARCH ISSUES IN FOCUS

Platform governance

In our research on platform governance, we investigate how corporate goals and social values can be balanced on online platforms.
Du siehst eine Tastatur auf der eine Taste rot gefärbt ist und auf der „Control“ steht. Eine bildliche Metapher für die Regulierung von digitalen Plattformen im Internet und Data Governance. You see a keyboard on which one key is coloured red and says "Control". A figurative metaphor for the regulation of digital platforms on the internet and data governance.

Data governance

We develop robust data governance frameworks and models to provide practical solutions for good data governance policies.
Du siehst Eisenbahnschienen. Die vielen verschiedenen Abzweigungen symbolisieren die Entscheidungsmöglichkeiten von Künstlicher Intelligenz in der Gesellschaft. Manche gehen nach oben, unten, rechts. Manche enden auch in Sackgassen. Englisch: You see railway tracks. The many different branches symbolise the decision-making possibilities of artificial intelligence and society. Some go up, down, to the right. Some also end in dead ends.

Artificial intelligence and society

The future of artificial Intelligence and society operates in diverse societal contexts. What can we learn from its political, social and cultural facets?

Digitalisation and sustainability

In terms of sustainability, digitalisation faces countless opportunities and challenges. We explore how technology is used responsibly.
Du siehst eine Bibliothek mit einer runden Treppe die sich in die höhe schraubt. Sie steht sinnbildlich für die sich stetig weiterentwickelnden digitalen Infrastrukturen unserer Wissensgesellschaft. You see a library with a round staircase that spirals upwards. It symbolises the constantly evolving digital infrastructures of our knowledge society.

Open higher education

We explore the use of open higher education & edtech to create, share and disseminate knowledge for all in our knowledge society.
Man sieht einen leeren Büroraum ohne Möbel und braunen Teppichboden. Das Bild steht sinnbildlich für die Frage, wie die Arbeit der Zukunft und digitales Organisieren und Zukunft unseren Arbeitsplatz beeinflusst. You see an empty office room without furniture and brown carpeting. The image is emblematic of the question of how the work of the future and digital organising and the future will influence our workplace.

Digital future of the workplace

How will AI and digitalisation change the future of the workplace? We assess their impact, and the opportunities and risks for the future of work.

DIGITAL SOCIETY BLOG

What skills does one need for the race with the machines on the labour market

Skills to ‘race with the machines’: The value of complementarity

As workers are constantly urged to reskill, how can they determine which skills to invest in? Learnings from one of the world’s largest online freelancing platforms.

a curved white line on green football grass, coming from the bottom right corner and ending in the top right corner, symbolising how platform councils could help regulating online communication

More Power to the People: How Platform Councils Can Make Online Communication More Democratic

Companies dominate digital spaces, impacting public debate. Could Platform Councils make online communication more democratic?

Russian online platforms compete with Amazon, Facebook & co.

How Russian online platforms compete with global giants

The Russian versions of Amazon, Facebook and co. are just as successful as their US competitiveness. How did they emerge and develop?