Skip to content

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.

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 mavericks

Research meets utopia - we break down boundaries between disciplines, rethink existing discourses and develop new questions to explore the permanent change of the digital.

We are making sense of the digital society

Well-informed actors in politics, business and society are needed to shape digitalisation. We analyse changes, point out fields of action and ensure knowledge transfer so that our research benefits society.

Incubator for digital research networkers

Want to be part of the playing field for digital mavericks? The HIIG offers young researchers
a platform for their interests and strengthens their international networking.

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 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.

NEWS FROM THE INSTITUTE

Research magazine

Magazine launch: encore Volume 2020/2021

The new encore magazine is published: Explore the inspiring articles on civic engagement, Platform Governance and visionary…

Apply now

Postdoc (m/f/d) for DUCAH

For the Data&Society Interface we are looking for a postdoc with expertise in the health sector. Applications…

Call for Papers

First Annual Conference of the Platform Governance Research Network

We welcome papers on platform governance, its necessity and impact. Submit by 15 February!

RECENT BLOG POSTS

Open Source Hardware

Open source is making its way through the spheres of public life and business. Those that stand out are not only the well-known examples from the software fields but also…

Opening match: the battle for inclusion in algorithmic systems

How can the increasing automation of infrastructures be made more inclusive and sustainable and be brought into accordance with human rights?

Trump’s very own platform? Two scenarios and their legal implications

Should it be up to private actors to decide whether or not to ban the US President from the digital public sphere? Most probably have a clear opinion on these questions, but in fact, they aren’t as easy to answer as it may seem.

ISSUES IN FOCUS

Sustainability in a digital society

The developments of digitalisation are the greatest technical challenges of our time. At the same time, we must be careful to make our technology and our actions sustainable. Are digitalisation and sustainability opposites? Or can new technologies such as artificial intelligence even contribute to making our lives more sustainable? Is technical progress perhaps even the only answer to climate change? This dossier deals with these questions and offers an overview of the future-friendly development of our digital society.

Discover all 9 articles

OUR EVENTS

HIIG Podcast

OPEN POSITIONS

Check the institute's open positions and become part of our family

INTERNET SOCIETY FOUNDATION

Support top notch research on Internet and Society

NETWORK OF CENTERS

To connect with internet researchers around the world, HIIG founded a network