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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

Call for Papers

Open call for case studies

Apply to participate in a case study in a pioneering research project on the digitalisation of higher…

Press release

A joint project of HIIG and Knowledge Unlatched receives funding from BMBF

The BMBF will fund scholar-led+ for 24 months from April 2021 and thus support the transformation of…

Special series

Defining concepts of the digital society

Read the new texts of our special series “Defining concepts of the digital society” here.

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The Digital Services Act and freedom of expression: triumph or failure?

This article looks at new obligations and regulatory powers introduced by the DSA and examines their potential to safeguard freedom of expression.

Alternative ways to credit: An advantage for the disadvantaged?

ML-based credit scoring systems could facilitate wider financial inclusion on the market for credit. Yet, automated consumer…

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.

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NETWORK OF CENTERS

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