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

Appointment

Professorship ‘Digital Self-determination’

Max von Grafenstein, co-head of the research program “Data, Actors, Infrastructures” at HIIG, was appointed professor at the…

Call for Papers

Special Issue of New Media & Society

We invite you to send us your papers exploring the role of future imaginaries! Don’t miss the deadline…

Vacancies

Join us!

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society currently has several vacancies to fill. Apply now…

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Mitbestimmung

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Removals of online hate speech in numbers

Six months after a new German law – the Network Enforcement Act – has come into full…

The difficulty of regulating “fake news”

In early 2018, President Macron announced a law against fake news. This was triggered by the dissemination…

ISSUES IN FOCUS

Work in the digital age

The future of work is now. We are already working alongside machines that seem to have learnt to think, even feel. Some of us have jobs that our grandparents would have considered recreational activities. And some don’t even stop working anymore. But what does the age of AI and automation hold ready for us? How many of us will still be working? And what does digital labour mean for workers in the Global South? What does it mean for gig- and crowdworkers, for trade unions and employee representatives? Will the lines between work and leisure time continue to blur – or will we forget what “work” once meant?

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SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Governance · Law

Cybersecurity

Innovation Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship · Innovation · Innovation

Research Group: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

FEATURED VIDEOS

Making sense of the digital society

Social order in the digital society

Digitaler Salon (in German)

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OPEN POSITIONS

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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 ...

  • Data Protection
  • Big Data
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Open Innovation
  • Open Science
  • Privacy
  • Freedom of speech
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithms
  • Blockchain
  • Platforms
  • Work

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