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

Vacant positions

Wanted: IT Support

Join us! We need your support as an employee for the IT administration of our institute as…

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Internet and Society Fellowship

Application process open!

We invite applications from early and advanced researchers who want to contribute our institute’s transdisciplinary internet research.

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RECENT BLOG POSTS

“It’s about human dignity and autonomy”

Privacy and data protection are currently being debated more intensively than ever before. In this interview, Frederike Kaltheuner from the civil rights organisation Privacy International explains why those terms have…

Emojis or empowerment?

By implementing internal communication platforms, enterprises are hoping to promote efficiency (vulgo: to get rid of e-mail),…

Social order in the digital society

In today’s digital economy, data is so important that many observers speak of it as “the oil…

ISSUES IN FOCUS

GDPR – what’s beyond?

New rights for consumers, new obligations for businesses: European data protection law will receive a massive update, as the EU’s general data protection regulation will enter into force on 25 May 2018. This makes it easier for users to find out what Facebook, Google & Co. store. Will GDPR really make data traffic more transparent? Or nothing new after all? In this context, our researchers also shed light on other topics such as algorithm ethics, artificial intelligence, microtargeting or the CLOUD Act. Browse through this dossier on the GDPR and get a better idea of what’s beyond!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS

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Big Data & Nudging – Regulation by Big Data and Behavioural Sciences

Innovation Entrepreneurship

Research Group: Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Opening Science

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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