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

Essay writing competition

Utopias for a digital society

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New study

Open science and open innovation

The study by HIIG researcher Benedikt Fecher et al. provides an overview of the potential of strategic...

Research magazine

encore – Volume 2018

With comments and analyses by Chelsea Manning, Marianne Franklin, Sally Wyatt and our researchers . Like every...

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ISSUES IN FOCUS

Governing AI: Political players between vision and regulation

Not only tech giants in Silicon Valley influence the development of artificial intelligence (AI): supranational political institutions, states and parties are also active leaders and regulators. They set legal standards, formulate strategies for the future, explore potentials and dangers, promote and sanction or even adopt controversial positions. How do political actors position themselves in the AI debate between economic interest, ethical controversies and the common good? Where do their strategies differ? Is politics here more of a driver or a driven force?

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SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Pelagios
Science and education · Society and culture

Pelagios Commons: Linking the places of your past

Gemeinsam digital
Innovation · Society and culture

Gemeinsam Digital

Innovation Entrepreneurship
Innovation · Science and education

Entrepreneurship Research Lab

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