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.
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RECENT BLOG POSTS
The warning app for contact tracing of newly corona infected persons was downloaded a good 15 million times within the first three weeks after its launch. Most of these downloads…
ISSUES IN FOCUS
The state monitors its citizens, Internet companies monitor their users – and finally we monitor ourselves and each other. Who is monitoring whom and why? What positive effects can surveillance have and when does it become a danger for a democratic society? Questions like these were posed by students of the Humboldt University of Berlin in the seminar “Tracing Surveillance – On the Trace of Surveillance” led by HIIG researcher Thomas Christian Bächle. In the contributions to this dossier they discuss their views on state and economic power and surveillance technologies.
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SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS
SELECTED HIIG EXPERTISE IN MEDIA AND SOCIETY
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INTERNET SOCIETY FOUNDATION
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NETWORK OF CENTERS
To connect with internet researchers around the world, HIIG founded a network